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.
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.
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 Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2014/15 goes to the Maltese lawyer and director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Malta, Dr. Katrine Camilleri, the Eritrean-Italian human rights activist, Dr. Alganesc Fessaha, and the Congolese school organization, Petite Flamme. The award ceremony is taking place on April 29, 2015 in Berlin. Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is giving the laudatory speech.
The Awards Selection Committee of the Roland Berger Foundation has selected the winners of the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2014/15. They will be announced and presented with their accolades at this year's awards ceremony on 29 April 2015 in the Berlin Jewish Museum. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will hold the laudatory speech.
On April 16 in Berlin, the Roland Berger Foundation presented the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award for the fith time in a row. The Award went to the Indian NGO Jagori, to the Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Dr. Asma Jahangir and to the Afghan Women's Network. The Roland Berger Foundation visited the award winners in their home countries.
President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, today presents the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012/13 to three human rights activists: Indian women's rights organization Jagori, Pakistani lawyer and women's rights activist Dr. Asma Jahangir, and the Afghan Women's Network. In addition, the Jewish Museum Berlin is receiving the first Roland Berger Honorary Human Dignity Award. Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble will give a speech in honor of the Museum.
Munich/Berlin, April 16, 2013: President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, opened the fifth ceremony for the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award with a speech on human dignity and human rights. His speech was followed by a panel discussion on women's rights in a globalized world. The high-caliber panel included Christine Lüders, Director of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, and Tom Koenigs, the Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid.
His Excellency President of the Federal Republic of Germany; dear Roland Berger, the founder of the Foundation; ladies and gentlemen: The fact that I cannot be with you today is an indicator of the fact that despotism does not deprive us only of our freedom, but also of any possibility of joy or happiness.
German President Christian Wulff opens the 1st Berlin Human Dignity Forum and presents the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award to the 2011 winners: Ms. Radhia Nasraoui, Tunisia; the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information founded by Mr. Gamal Eid, Egypt; and Mr. Mazen Darwish, Syria
400 guests from the worlds of politics, business, culture and media were present at the 2010 Roland Berger Human Dignity Award on April 26. For the third time, the Award was presented at a gala ceremony at Berlin's Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt.
Hesse’s Minister President Roland Koch accepted the Award from the hands of former Federal President Horst Köhler and said a few words on behalf of Award winner Helmut Kohl, who could not personally be present due to health reasons.