KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize 2024

Deadline: 1st of March, 2024.

Every year, KidsRights bestows the esteemed International Children’s Peace Prize on a young person who bravely defends children’s rights. The victor is given:

  • The “Nkosi” statuette which depicts a child that sets the world in motion
  • The “Desmond Tutu study and care fund” to enable the child to obtain an education
  • A project fund of € 100.000, which is invested by KidsRights in relevant children’s rights projects that are closely connected to the winner’s area of work

In addition, winning the International Children’s Peace Prize gives the winner a global platform to promote their work.


The nomination requirements are the following:

  • Any person above the age of 18 or an organization can nominate a child
  • The child must be between the age of 12 and 17 by the time of the nomination deadline
  • The child can be from any country in the world
  • The child must have a demonstrable history of standing up and fighting for the rights of children, including himself or herself
  • The child needs to be able to travel abroad and feel comfortable communicating with other people. In fact, if they are chosen as the winner, they will need to travel to the ceremony and be able to communicate their message to different stakeholders
  • The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize

Click here to apply

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