15-25 years old: time to vote for the Freedom Prize!

Discover the three fights for freedom and vote!


From January 10 to 13, 2021, an international panel of judges gathered to select from the 370 applications to the Freedom Prize 2021 three people: Sonita Alizadeh, Agnes Chow et Omar Radi.




Sonita Alizadeh is an Afghan rapper. Born under the Taliban regime, she avoided forced marriage at the age of 9. Garnering worldwide attention, she particularly campaigned through her song « Brides for sale ». She now studies law to defend Afghan children and women.

Agnes Chow is one of the figures of the democracy movement in Hong Kong. She participated in the "Umbrella Revolution" and the creation of a political party. She relentlessly recounts on social media China’s authoritarian abuse of power. She has been imprisoned since December 2020, for a period of 10 months.

Omar Radi is a Moroccan investigative journalist. His investigations denounce injustice and corruption and make authorities react. Moroccan authorities have brought against him several counts. Many human rights organizations denounce a "judicial harassment" to silence him.


They are submitted to the international online vote until April 25. The third Freedom Prize will be awarded on June 3, 2021, at the Abbaye-aux-Dames in Caen during the Normandy World Peace Forum.





What is the Freedom Prize?

Freedom Prize 3rd edition


The Freedom Prize is an educational initiative which aims to raise awareness of freedom, peace and Human rights, inspired by the values of the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 in Normandy. 

The Freedom Prize invites young people aged 15 to 25 from France and around the world to choose an inspiring person or organisation, committed to an exemplary fight for freedom. 

What makes this prize so special is that it involves young people at each of its stages: from the proposals submitted to the international panel of judges to the final selection of the winner.

Organised by the Normandy Region, implemented with the International Institute of Human Rights and Peace, in partnership with the academic authorities of Normandy and the Canopé network, the Freedom Prize pays tribute to all those who have fought and continue to fight for this ideal.


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The freedom prize for 15-25 year olds


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