Award 2017

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.

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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.

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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.