Abraham M. Keita from Liberia wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2015The Hague, 9 November 2015 – Seventeen-year old Abraham M. Keita from Liberia is the 2015 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize. Today, he was presented with the prestigious award for demanding justice for children who are victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law. In the presence of the world press Keita received the Prize from Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee who in 2011 was the first Liberian t...
KidsRights Index 2015: Countries worldwide fail to protect children’s rightsKidsRights, the international children’s rights foundation, today published the KidsRights Index 2015, which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. The Index shows that countries worldwide should do more to create an adequate ‘Enabling Environment’ for practically implementing children’s rights.
Desmond Tutu announces nominees for International Children’s Peace Prize 2015Abraham Keita (17 years old, Liberia) – nominated for his fight for justice for children who are victims of violence. Aziza Rahim Zada (14 years old, Afghanistan) – nominated for standing up for children living in appalling conditions in refugee camps. Jeanesha Bou (17 years old, Puerto Rico) - nominated for her fight against human trafficking. [Photo's from left to rigth: Abraham Keita (17), Aziza Rahim Zada (14), Jeanesha Bou (17)] The International Children’s Peace Prize is awa...