Gap in International Children’s Rights and reality is significant; children take charge of their own future

In 2019, children from no fewer than 56 countries were put forward as nominees. The international Children’s Peace Prize has become a global phenomenon and reached out last year to more than 1.2 billion people around the world with the message of the young winner.

KidsRights’ founder Marc Dullaert: “This years’ nominees show that children really can make an impact, and drive positive change in their community and therefore make the world a better place. For example, look at all the children participating in the current youth climate protests worldwide.”

Out of the 137 children nominated, most hail from Bangladesh (13) and Kenya (10), closely followed by India (9). 80 girls, 51 boys and six collectives of children were put forward for nomination. This year’s nominees together defend the rights of children on a wide range of issues, including Child Participation, Education, Gender Equality, and various other pressing global challenges.

The International Children’s Peace Prize is held for the fifteenth consecutive year. Every year, the message of the new young winner has tremendous impact and is heard by a global audience. But the other nominees, too, demonstrate to millions worldwide that change is possible. KidsRights offers the nominees an international platform on which they can spread their message and continue their important work. Once again, the annual list of nominees comprises many inspiring and encouraging stories about true changemakers who demonstrate that young age need in no way be a barrier to launching initiatives that improve children’s rights. We invite one and all to visit our website to read about these brave changemakers and ways to support their tireless work: