Call for nominations for the ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2013

ICIP has announced the call for nominations for the third edition of the ICIP Peace in Progress Award. This prize aims to publicly recognize individuals, entities or institutions that, in an outstanding and extensive manner, have worked and contributed to the promotion and building of peace.

The ICIP Peace in Progress Award consists of public recognition, a sculpture created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, artist and activist, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, called Porta del sol, and 4.000 euros. To be considered for the award, nominations must be submitted between April 12 and June 29.

Last March 18th, the ICIP Peace in Progress Award 2012 was granted to five "Madres de Soacha" (Mothers of Soacha) for their fight for peace and human rights in Colombia. With this Award, ICIP wanted to recognize the courage and exemplariness in their claim for truth, justice and repair after the extrajudicial killings of their sons by the Colombian security forces in the so-called "falsos positivos" incidents.

In previous editions, the ICIP Peace in Progress Award recognized the struggle of conscientious objectors and "insubmisos" (people who refuse to do military service or any substitute social work), symbolized in Pepe Beunza (2011),  and the Parliament of Catalonia for representing the continuity and legacy of the institutions Pau i Treva and Consolat de Mar.