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

International Bremen Peace Award 2015

Peace Award Winners 2015

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.

The Somali blogger Farah Abdullahi Abdi is honoured as the “Unknown Peace Worker”. The peace award in the category “Exemplary Initiative” goes to the organisation from Leipzig “adopt a revolution”, which supports civil society commitment in Syria. The award for Public Engagement goes to the Irish mediator Mary Montague. For decades, the 63 year old acted as a mediator in the Northern Ireland conflict and made a significant contribution in reconciling the hostile parties.

The International Bremer Peace Award 2015 was conferred in the city hall of Bremen on November 27.

Peace Award Winner 2015


He courageously denounces breaches of human rights suffered by refugees and fights for the dignity of migrants: Farah Abdullahi Abdi from Somalia. In a blog, the young man tells of the problems faced by asylum seekers, whom he also represents in front of the European...Weiterlesen

Defying war and terror: With unerring persistence, local civil society initiatives provide Syria with humanitarian aid and lead a non-violent campaign for the democratisation of the country. The Leipzig initiative “adopt a revolution” supports their efforts. Weiterlesen

Mary Montague has dedicated her life to peace. For decades, she acted as a mediator in the Northern Ireland conflict and made a significant contribution to reconciling the communities. She also mediated in other areas of crisis throughout the world.Weiterlesen

Peace Award 2015 Shortlist

Shortlist 2015

The jury of the schwelle Foundation has selected the three award winners from 71 mostly highly qualified applications for the Bremen Peace Award. There were many more worthy of receiving the award. We publish here ten of these individuals and projects from our shortlist 2015.  Read More

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