International Children Peace Prize 2020 has been won by a Bangladeshi teen Sadat Rahman for his work to stop cyberbullying of teens. There were a total of 142 applicants from 42 countries around the world.
The prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize is annually awarded to a child for his/her special effort to promote children’s rights and improve the situation of vulnerable children. The award is organized by KidsRights.
The award was given away on 13th November, Friday by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. The award ceremony was held in The Hague, Netherlands.
Sadat Rahman who is 17 years old has developed an anti-cyberbullying app ‘Cyber Teens’ to help students who suffer cyber bullying. The app provides information to young people about internet safety. It also provides them a channel to safely report cyberbullying confidently.
International Children Peace Prize 2020 Finalist were
- Ivanna Ortega Serret (Age 12, Mexico)
- Siena Castellon (Age 18, Ireland)
- Sadat Rahman (Age 17, Bangladesh)
Sadat also formed a social organization and has created ‘Cyber Club’. The aim is to bring together cyber specialists, social workers, and the police. He has been addressing students in schools and colleges through seminars and meetings to sensitize them about issues related to cyberbullying.
The prize was first time launched in the year 2005 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the event is organized every year by a Nobel Peace Laureate.
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