31. Mai 2024

Presentation of the Bremen International Peace Award 2024

With more than 300 guests, the Bremen International Peace Prize was awarded to Maria Biedrawa and Connection e.V. The laudatory speech was held by Bremen's former mayor Karoline Linnert.

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21. September 2023

Those Who Want Peace, Make Peace - Nonviolence as a Contribution of Civil Society to Peace

Recording of the event for the International Day of Peace on September 21, 2023 in Bremen City Hall.

Violence, wars and rearmament dominate foreign policy. What are the perspectives of non-violent strategies before, during and after violent conflicts? How do peace researchers and activists classify the potential of violence-avoiding possibilities of conflict management?

Peace Award

Bremen Peace Award 2013

Every two years the schwelle Foundation selects nominees for the Bremen Peace Award. The winners of the Award 2013 are the Argentinian human rights activist Natalia Sarapura, the initiative against slavery in Pakistan "Insan Dost Association" and the anti-nuclear activists from Gorleben Anna and Andreas von Bernstorff.

To the Peace Award 2013

Peace Award

Peace Award Winner: Natalia Sarapura, Argentina

Natalia Sarapura is described as friendly, consistent and effective in the public eye. She is an indigenous Argentinian and developer of a unique development programme in which land acquisition, education and improvement of living conditions play a central role. For her convincing work she was the winner of the Bremen Peace Award 2013 in the category "The Unknown Peaceworker".

In the video Natalia Sarapura explains her goals and strategies.

Natalia Sarapura

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Bremen Peace Award 2013: Insan Dost Association, Pakistan

Slave work is forbidden in Pakistan, and yet still commonplace. Insan Dost Association campaigns for its abolition. It has founded trade unions and schools, represents female workers in court, helping them to increase their self-confidence in the fight against slavery. For its convincing work they were awarded with the Bremen Prize 2013.

In this video Imran Anjum und Anjum Mattu explain what they are fighting for.

Insan Dost Association

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Bremen Peace Award 2013: Anna and Andreas von Bernstorff, Germany

The Earl and Countess of Bernstorff are fighting with different means against the planned nuclear waste disposal site in Gorleben, Germany. The couple practices civil disobedience, takes legal action against the wrongful use of the salt deposit and, in its own forestry work, implements sustainable alternatives to nuclear power. For its convincing work they were the winner of the Bremen Peace Award 2013 in the category "Public Engagement".

In the video Anna and Andreas von Bernstroff explain their goals and strategies.

von Bernstorff



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