Delhi-based environmental organisation Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) has won the 2021 Right Livelihood Award, for empowering communities in areas ranging from child protection to environmental defence. The award is also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize given by the Swedish Right Livelihood Foundation.
- The award will be presented virtually during an award ceremony on December 1, 2021.
Other Award Winners
LIFE shared the award with three other winners including
- Freda Huson, a Canadian indigenous rights campaigner,
- Marthe Wandou, a Cameroonian woman fighting sexual violence against girls, and
- Vladimir Slivyak, a Russian environmental campaigner.
About the Right Livelihood Award
i.Founder: Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull
iii.To honour and support people solving global problems and it comes with a cash prize of 1 million Swedish crowns ($115,000) and long-term support to highlight and expand Laureates’ work.
About LIFE organisation
It stands for Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE).It works to protect the environment in India through the creative use of law and legal processes and it works at grass roots level.
Founders – Ritwick Dutta and Rahul Choudhary
Founded In – 2005