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Anna Politkovskaya Award

Anna Politkovskaya Award

Award Details

Focus theme
Human Rights Defenders, Freedom of Expression, Civil and Political Rights, Women, Rights of Women, Journalists

Geographical focus

Public nominations

Prize Money (EUR)

Upcoming ceremony

United Kingdom

Year Founded

Year Discontinued

Award Frequency



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About Anna Politkovskaya Award

7th October marks the anniversary of the murder in 2006 of Anna Politkovskaya, the campaigning Russian journalist and outspoken government critic. To mark the anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder and to honour Anna and other women like her in the world, since 2007 RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) annually presents the Anna Politkovskaya Award to a woman human rights defender from a conflict zone who, like Anna, stands up for the victims of this conflict, often at great personal risk. RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) is an international human rights NGO supporting women human rights defenders and women and girl victims and survivors of war and conflict around the world. Mariana Katzarova founded RAW in WAR in 2006, after working as a journalist and human rights advocate in the war zones of Bosnia, Kosovo and Chechnya, including 10 years as the Russia Researcher for Amnesty International.

Past Laureates

List of Award Laureates coming soon!

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