We sincerely congratulate Abraham Keita (17), named Keita, from Liberia on becoming the winner of the International Children's Peace Prize 2015. Keita received the prize from Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, during an award ceremony in the Hall of Knights in The Hague.
Keita was presented the prestigious award for demanding justice for children who are victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law.
We were very honoured that Keita, then still one of the nominees, joined us during NautaDutilh's KidsRights Day on 7 November. Erik Geerling started the afternoon with a lesson about rights, using the education materials of KidsRights. After Erik's lesson, the children of our colleagues created their own ideal world for children. This resulted in a world with peace, love, hygiene, children on top and education. Last but not least, Keita joined us together with his mentor. Keita fights for justice for children who are victims of violence. He started being active at the age of 9, after he saw a little girl dying after she was abused. The children were impressed by his story and started asking questions themselves too. This ended in an inspiring and informative conversation. We are very pleased to hear Keita is the winner of this year's Children's Peace Prize.
The International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of Marc Dullaert, Chairman and Founder of the KidsRights Foundation, and is awarded annually to a child, anywhere in the world, for his or her dedication to children’s rights
As of April 2014, we are proud legal partner of KidsRights. We are involved with our clients and society and wish to make an active contribution, particularly when it concerns children who have poor access to 'law'. KidsRights' activities match perfectly with that.
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