Human Act Award 2021 goes to Sikandar Siddique
Sikandar Malik Siddique receives this year's Human Act Award 2021 from its founder, Djaffar Shalchi, in recognition of Siddique's targeted efforts against inequality, racism / discrimination and climate change.
“I am proud to present Sikandar Siddique with our annual award. He is a role model for a diverse Denmark and a strong voice in the debate on inequality, climate and Danish democracy, ”says Djaffar Shalchi, Danish businessman, civil society activist and multimillionaire who has founded the Human Act Prize together with his wife, Ané.
According to Djaffar Shalchi, Sikandar Siddique will receive the award and the $ 100,000 that comes with it as a private person - not as a leader of a political party.
Human Act Award 2020 goes to Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg has been elected as the first recipient of the Human Act Award along with a cash prize of USD 100,000. The award was given to Greta Thunberg - through the Greta Thunberg Foundation - on International Mother Earth Day, 22 April 2020, for her fearless and determined efforts to mobilize millions of people around the world to fight climate change.
Human Act and Greta Thunberg have joined forces to support UNICEF, and have donated a total of USD 200,000 to kickstart the funding campaign "Let’s Move Humanity for Children in the Fight Against Coronavirus". Greta Thunbergs award money, along with an additional USD 100,000 donated by Human Act, will support UNICEF’s work for children and youth affected by the coronavirus.
“Like the climate crisis, the Corona pandemic is a child-rights crisis. It will affect all children, now and in the long-term, but vulnerable groups will be impacted the most. I’m asking everyone to step up and join us in support of UNICEF’s vital work to save children's lives, to protect health and continue education" - Greta Thunberg.