Amnesty International Human Rights Award

Amnesty International Human Right Award

Question: Which climate activist is conferred with the prominent Amnesty International Prize recently?
(a) Dia Mirza
(b) Luisa Neubauer
(c) Greta Thunberg
(d) Njeri Kabeberi
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • The 16-year-old teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg from Sweden has been conferred with Amnesty International Human Right Award.
  • She was awarded for mobilising world public opinion on the looming peril of global warming.
  • She started an international youth movement against climate change when she protested outside the Swedish parliament in 2018.
  • People who have received this award in the past include Malala Yousafzai, Alicia Keys and Nelson Mandela.
  • The head of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, appreciated her environment related work in a statement announcing the prize from his organisation.
  • Thunberg has announced that she is taking a year off school to pursue her campaigning.
  • Her popular protest movements include Skip School and protest on Fridays, became a global movement in which school and college students protested and demonstrated for climate change action.

Links:
https://www.dw.com/en/greta-thunberg-fridays-for-future-movement-win-amnesty-human-rights-award/a-49096921
https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/teen-climate-activist-greta-thunberg-gets-amnesty-prize-119060700984_1.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48555297

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