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Ann-Marie Caulker

Ann-Marie Caulker is receiving the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2017 for courageously and successfully championing the rights and dignity of young girls and children in Sierra Leone. In establishing the NGO Katanya Women’s Development Association and the National Movement for Emancipation and Progress, Ann-Marie Caulker founded two influential organizations to help young women access better opportunities in life through education and to campaign against female genital mutilation, child labor and forced marriage. It is the founder’s wish that other organizations around the world follow the example set by Ann-Marie Caulker.

Photo: Roland Berger Stiftung

Talent Search and Empowerment

The NGO Talent Search and Empowerment (TSE) is receiving the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2017 for its longstanding and successful campaign to foster disadvantaged youth in Tanzania. Whereas many young people from socially deprived backgrounds in Tanzania fall into a spiral of poverty, inadequate education and criminality, the diverse creativity and educational programs offered by TSE help young people to discover their talents and put themselves on the path to a better future. It is the founder’s wish that other organizations around the world follow the example set by Talent Search and Empowerment.

Photo: Roland Berger Stiftung

WADI e.V.

The German-Iraqi charity WADI is receiving the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2017 for its longstanding and successful campaign for the human rights and autonomy of Iraqi citizens. For the past 25 years, WADI has initiated and run a wide range of programs in northern Iraq – from information campaigns about female genital mutilation to children’s education programs to medical and psychological first aid offered to Yazidi victims who have been tortured by the terrorist organization IS. It is the founder’s wish that other organizations around the world follow the example set by WADI.

The chance of an education for Ugandan youths

Schooling is still a luxury in Uganda. Many young people drop out of school because they can’t pay the school fees. Andrej Safundzic is a German student who got together with a few friends to develop the idea for a social project called “Eduglobe”. The initiative enables Ugandan children to finance their school fees themselves.

Photo: Eduglobe

Peter Ash: Fighting for the rights of people with albinism

In large parts of Africa people with albinism live in constant fear of being killed or maimed. The continent lives under the deep-rooted superstition that their light-skinned body parts bring good luck. Canadian Peter Ash, himself a sufferer of albinism, founded an organization that offers these persecuted children protection.

Gamal Eid: “I will never give up being a human rights defender”

Gamal Eid is one of the leading human rights activists in Egypt. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Arabic Network of Human Rights Information (ANHRI). In 2011, his organization won the “Roland Berger Human Dignity Award”. In an interview, he talked about the terrible human rights situation in Egypt and his struggle for freedom of expression.

Ash-Sham Care: Playgrounds and education for Syrian children

War has been raging in Syria for years. The situation is especially bad for the children. The school system has collapsed. Their prospects are bleak. Swiss aid organization Ash-Sham Care is doing its best to give the children of Syria an outlook for the future.

Photo: Ash-Sham Care

Solánge Bezerra: Help for Brazilian street children

In the Brazilian coastal city of Recife, hundreds of children are forced to live on the streets. They get little sleep and live among the dirt and the vermin. They are constantly on the run from paramilitary groups who harass the children or brutally murder them. Solánge Bezerra and her aid organization, "Grupo Ruas e Praças", want to give the children a place to rest, recover and play.

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