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斯德哥尔摩,9月25日

中国律师郭建梅荣获另类诺贝尔奖

有”另类诺贝尔奖”之称的生活方式楷模奖(Right Livelihood Award)今年迎来四十周年。中国律师郭建梅是今年得奖者之一。整份得奖者名单今日已于瑞典斯德哥尔摩公布。

郭建梅是中国女权领域中相当杰出的律师。国际评判团认为她”在保障中国女性权益方面敢为人先、努力不懈。”郭建梅在其律师生涯中,协助过数以千计的弱势女性寻求司法公正。

获悉得奖后,郭建梅表示:

“获得这个奖项,既是对我个人及我的团队二十五年来一直在严峻形势下坚守妇女权益保护、推动中国民主法制进步的认可和肯定,也是对中国像我们这样的公益律师同行的莫大鼓励!当前中国的公益法律事业面临著巨大的困难和挑战,坚守需要更大的激情、勇气、毅力和担当。我想这个奖项,它是一种鞭策,也是一种动力,一种推动我和我的团队及更多公益法律人选择继续坚守的动力。”

2019生活方式楷模奖得奖名单今天在瑞典外交部国际新闻中心记者会上公布。国际评判团挑选的四位得奖者,每人将获得100万瑞典克朗(折合约80万港币/73万人民币/320万新台币)。奖金用以支持得奖者工作,并非为个人所用。

其他得奖者包括西撒哈拉人权斗士Animatou Haidar、瑞典气候变化运动人士Greta Thunberg以及巴西Hutukara Yanomami协会及原住民领袖Davi Kopenawa(联合获奖)。评判团在公开提名过程后,甄选59个国家共142位入围人士,最后选出这四位得奖者。

生活方式楷模基金会(Right Livelihood Foundation)行政总监威斯曲尔(Ole von Uexküll)表示:”郭建梅是女权先锋,为数以千计的中国女性提供了法律支援,并示范了如何以法律成功对抗性别歧视。”

郭建梅一直心系司法体制中性别不平等的情况,并在这个约有6.5亿女性的国家从事提高性别意识的工作。她曾经创办和领导若干保障女性权益的组织。 作为中国第一位专职从事法律援助的公益律师,她成功为中国的边缘群体引进了公益法律服务的概念。自1995年起,她与团队已经为超过12万名中国女性提供免费法律咨询服务,涉及超过4000宗案件,令女性权益得以保障,使性别平等得以促进。

郭建梅的努力,令世界留意到中国女权目前状况仍然严峻,有24.7%的已婚妇女遭遇过来自配偶的不同形式的家庭暴力,工作间的性别歧视也非常严重。她透过法律议题为其他女性提供指引并在国家层面进行立法倡导,例如同工不同酬、性骚扰、禁止雇员怀孕的劳动合同以及逼使雇员提早退休且不提供赔偿等。中国农村地区重男轻女思想至今仍然根深蒂固,郭建梅就为无法得到应有土地权益的女性提供法律支援。2005年,她创建的中国公益律师网络,聚集了600多名可以义务承接偏远地区案件的律师。她和同事一同提供了大量法律意见、进行了大量法律研究,使一些相关法律法规得以修改和完善。

纵然中国公民社会空间大为收窄,郭建梅依然坚韧不拔,勇气过人。她的付出将继续影响数以百万计的中国女性。

郭建梅会在今年12月4日在斯德哥尔摩领取2019生活方式楷模奖。适逢设立奖项四十年,大会首次邀请公众参与颁奖礼。2014年获得生活方式楷模奖的爱德华·斯诺登 (Edward Snowden)将会在莫斯科以视像对话方式,参与颁奖典礼。艺人José González 及Ane Brun 也会在典礼表演。颁奖典礼门票可以于 Cirkus.se 获取。

编辑注意:

● 其他三位得奖者简介

● 生活方式楷模奖简介

● 当初为何设立此奖?由诺贝尔基金会否决设立环境奖项谈起

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如需更多资料及安排访问,请联络:

法语及华文传媒:Claudia Witte +41 (0)79 2116 561, claudia.witte@rightlivelihood.org

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Notes to Editors:

  • About the Right Livelihood Award
  • How it all began – The Nobel Foundation rejected an environmental prize

 

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Further details on the Laureates, alongside high-resolution photographs and videos, are available at: rightlivelihood.org/2019-announcement

About the Right Livelihood Award

Established in 1980, the Right Livelihood Award honours and supports courageous people solving global problems. To date, there are 178 Laureates from 70 countries.

The Swedish Right Livelihood Foundation presenting the Award sees its role as being the megaphone and shield for the Laureates and provides them with long-term support. It seeks to help protect those Award recipients whose life and liberty are in danger. The Foundation has Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

Anyone can propose candidates to be considered for the Right Livelihood Award. The Laureates are selected by an international Jury after careful investigation by the Foundation’s research team. Unlike most other international prizes, the Right Livelihood Award has no categories. It recognises that, in striving to meet thechallenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification.

 

How it all began – The Nobel Foundation rejected an environmental prize

In 1979, the Swedish-German philanthropist and stamp collector Jakob von Uexkull turned to the Nobel Foundation with the proposal to create two new Nobel Prizes, one environmental award and one award to promote knowledge and perspectives of people in poor countries. To fund the prizes, he offered to sell his stamp collection, worth more than one million US Dollars, and donate the money to the Nobel Foundation.

Jakob was alarmed by the disconnect between the urgency of global problems and the way the international community was dealing with them. He saw how decision-makers were meeting behind closed doors, out of touch with reality. Activists and civil societyorganisations were at the same time gathering outside the meeting rooms, often presenting constructive solutions to the problems. But their proposals were not taken seriously, and Jakob wanted to do something about it.

“Whoever gets the Nobel Prize will be listened to”, he thought and contacted the Nobel Foundation, which politely rejected the proposal to establish two new awards. There and then, Jakob decided to create the Right Livelihood Award to support people fighting for a just, peaceful and sustainable world. He went ahead and sold parts of the stamp collection, and that was how it all began. The Right Livelihood Award received a lot of attention when it was presented for the first time in 1980, one day before the Nobel Prize. Today, it is one of the most prestigious awards in sustainability, social justice and peace.

Income from the sale of stamps generated sufficient means to kick off the prize but ever since the Right Livelihood Award has been receiving its funding from private donors. A unique feature is that the Award comes with long-term support that includes networking and protection for Laureates under threat. Because of its founding history, it has come to be known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’.

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