International Bremen Peace Award

Every two years the schwelle Foundation selects nominees for the International Bremen Peace Award. With this award we honor people and organizations that set a good example in their work for Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation.

People and organizations involved in peace promotion worldwide nominate individuals and projects for the award. Out of these, the award winners are selected in the following three categories:

  • Grassroots Peace Worker
  • Peace Ambassador in Public Life
  • Award of the Donators for Encouraging Initiatives

The jury of the schwelle Foundation will select the first two award winners. The award for encouraging initiatives will be determined by the donors.

With this award we make visible encouraging examples of convincing peace work that have yet remained unknown to the broader public.

Shortlist and Peace Award Winners

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  • Award Winners
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Name Year Topic Area
Vilma Nuñez 2019 Americas
Olga Karatch 2019 Europe
Women Wage Peace 2019 Human Rights, Conflict Resolution Middle East
STEPS 2019 Social Justice, Participation in Society Africa
Afghanistan Libre 2019 Education, Human Rights Asia
Centro de los Trabajadores del Campo 2019 Participation in Society, Social Justice Americas
Centro Fray Juan de Larios 2019 Human Rights Americas
Junior Nzita 2017 Conflict Resolution, Human Rights Africa
Pauline Tangiora 2017 Integrity of Creation, Participation in Society Australia and Oceania
Addiopizzo 2017 Social Justice Europe
adopt a revolution 2015
audatio Farah Abdi 2015 Participation in Society, Human Rights Europe
adopt a revolution 2015 Human Rights Europe, Middle East
Mary Montague 2015 Conflict Resolution Europe
Natalia Sarapura 2013 Integrity of Creation, Conflict Resolution Americas
Insan Dost Association 2013 Human Rights, Social Justice Asia
Andreas and Anna von Bernstorff 2013 Integrity of Creation Europe
Vahidin Omanovic 2011 Conflict Resolution Europe
You always have a choice 2011 Education, Participation in Society Europe
Shreen Abdul Saroor 2011 Conflict Resolution, Human Rights Asia
Susan Gilbey 2009 Human Rights Australia and Oceania
animus und Pulse 2009 Participation in Society, Human Rights, Social Justice Europe
Bishop Rubin Phillip 2009 Participation in Society, Human Rights, Social Justice Africa
Bassam Aramin 2007 Conflict Resolution Middle East
Conciudidania 2007 Conflict Resolution Americas
Wolfgang Kessler 2007 Human Rights, Social Justice Europe
Roswitha Jarman 2005 Conflict Resolution Europe
Barbara Gladysch 2005 Conflict Resolution Europe
Interfaith Mediation Center 2005 Conflict Resolution Africa
Wassilij Borisowitsch Nesterenko 2005 Integrity of Creation Europe
Sr. Weronika Sakowska 2003 Education, Social Justice Africa
Parents Circle Families Forum 2003 Conflict Resolution Middle East
Hans Earl of Sponeck 2003 Conflict Resolution Europe

Peace Award 2017

Peace Award winner are an Anti-Mafia Initiative, a Maori activist and a Congolese opponent of war

2017 the schwelle Foundation honors the Sicilian network Addiopizzo, the peace and environmental activist from Aotearoa (New Zealand) Pauline Tangiora and the former child soldier and current peace worker Junior Nzita from the Congo. Read More

Peace Award 2013

Peace Award Winner 2013

Award Winner from Argentina, Pakistan and Germany

The winners of the 6th International Bremen Peace Award 2013 are an Argentinian human rights activist, an initiative against slavery in Pakistan and two distinguished anti-nuclear activists from Gorleben.

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Peace Award 2015

Peace Award Winners 2015

Award Winners are committed with refugees, Syria and nonviolent conflict resolution

A 20 year old refugee blogger from Somalia, a peace work initiative in Syria and an international mediator from Northern Ireland experienced in dealing with crisis are the prize winners of the seventh Bremen International Peace Award 2015.  Read More

Peace Award 2011

Award Winner from Bosnia, Sri Lanka and Bremen

A Bosnian imam, a human rights campaigner from Sri Lanka and the district project called "You always have a choice" run by the Bremen's German Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Comprehensive School Bremen-East and a lot of projects in the district Tenever all have one thing in common: They are award winners of the 5th International Bremen Peace Award 2011.   read More