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KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize 2023 Afor Individuals improving children’s rights.

Den Haag – Kehkashan Basu (R) krijgt de Internationale
Kindervredesprijs uit handen van Nobel Vredesprijswinnaar Professor
Muhammad Yunus in de Ridderzaal in Den Haag > > Fotograaf: ANP IN OPDRACHT
Rick Nederstigt ** De foto en het onderschrift vallen buiten de
verantwoordelijkheid van het ANP. Deze foto is rechtenvrij en is alleen
voor redactionele doeleinden.
The Hague – Kehkashan Basu (R) is awarded the International
Children’s Peace Prize by Nobel Peace laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in
the Ridderzaal (Knight Hall) in the Hague. > > Photographer: ANP IN
OPDRACHT Rick Nederstigt ** The photo and caption are outside the
responsibility of the General News Service of the ANP. This photo is free
of rights and is for editorial use only in the context of this caption**

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. Winning the International Children’s Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winner’s message reached more than 3.5 billion people!

All winners have shown a remarkable commitment to combating problems millions of children face worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the children in their environment and even the world.

Nomination requirements
The nomination requirements are the following:

  • Any person above the age of 18 or an organization can nominate a child
  • The child must be between the age of 12 and 17 by the time of the nomination deadline
  • The child can be from any country in the world
  • The child must have a demonstrable history of standing up and fighting for the rights of children, including himself or herself
  • The child needs to be able to travel abroad and feel comfortable communicating with other people. In fact, if they are chosen as the winner, they will need to travel to the ceremony and be able to communicate their message to different stakeholders
  • The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize


  • The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion. This statuette designed by Inge Ikink and is named after our very first winner, Nkosi Johnson.
  • The winner also receives a study and care grant and a worldwide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights.
  • Furthermore, a project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work in the country of the winner.

Study and Care Fund

The winner receives a scholarship from KidsRights to enable him or her to obtain education up until and including the university degree. Secondly, financial care is made available to support the winner and his or her family in livelihood costs, where needed.

Project Fund

The Children’s Peace Prize is accompanied by a project fund of €100,000. Each year this fund is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winner’s area of work in the country of the winner.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize 2023