Peace Prize

International Peace Prize was established in 2020 by anti-war initiative "Give Peace a Chance" in the area of peace-keeping, resolution of conflicts, dialog facilitation, humanitarian activities for the benefit of war victims, anti-war and non-violent action art, peace education and promoting of humanistic values in art, culture and science.

The award is given in following categories:

  • Peace Guides — those who inspire us from the past
  • Peace Watch — those who have become our elders in the present
  • Peace Breeze — those who give us hope for the future

At the discretion of the organizing committee, the award might be given for outstanding achievements in current or previous years. The organizing committee is formed from representatives of civil organizations and initiatives.

Peace Prize · 2020

Varia Darevskaya

International Peace Prize — 2020 of "Peace Breeze", in the area of peace-keeping is awarded to the artist Varia Darevskaya for her humanity, fearlessness, honesty, dialogue facilitation, humanitarian activism, and war opposition.

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Daria Apakhonchich

International Peace Prize – 2020 of "Peace Breeze" in the area of action of art is given to an artist Daria Apahonchich for her courage, love, compassion, and common sense.

Daria invents and conducts performances and art actions against war and militarism in defense of repressed activists, in support of repressed activists and women who have been subjected to violence. Apohonchich protests discrimination and calls for government accountability. She is one of the founders of the group {rodina}, a participant of the initiatives {NE MIR}, the party of the dead, co-organizer of the anti-war festival Baltic Glory, and the channel "feminists explain", and the project "Fairy Tales for Girls".

In 2020, Daria participated in organizing an exhibition of solidarity with the women of Belarus, an anti-militarist marathon with activists from Ukraine, Sweden, and Finland, and an online workshop on writing feminist fairy tales UN Women.

She teaches Russian to his students from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran. She has been working with people from all continents: festivals, exhibitions, lessons, work; anti-militarism, feminism, ecology.

On December 28, 2020, Daria Apahonchich was included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of individuals and media foreign agents. She is neither a media outlet nor an agent of anyone.

The Organizing Committee of the award expresses Daria its support due to the repressions and wishes for her strength and the restoration of justice. More about Daria's actions of art

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Creative Space STEP

International Peace Prize – 2020 of "Peace Breeze" is awarded to Creative Space STEP for promoting humanitarian values, organizing events to support civil society and anti-war initiatives, educational lectures about the anti-war movement, human rights festivals, and anti-war theater performance.  Facebook page.

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Nalia Ibragimova

International Peace Prize – 2020 of "Peace Breeze" is awarded to Nalia Ibragimova for her love and righteous honesty, for her humanitarian and environmental protection efforts, her work on the frontline, as well as her part in an anti-war auction. Links & video

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Art & Craft shop, Horlivka

International Peace Prize – 2020 of "Peace Breeze" is awarded to Antonina Bondarenko and Elena Kamshilova, for the art & craft shop which they established in the frontline town of Horlivka. In time of war, they brought peace, beauty, and an atmosphere of joy and warmth. The women are awarded for organizing community help for the weak, as well as creating a place of companionship for craftsmen and local people looking to remedy their harsh daily reality.  VK Page.

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  • do not kill
  • do not torture
  • do not rape
  • do not incite hatred

If you want peace, prepare for peace!