Millions of children voted in 2023 for the 20th time in the Global Vote. They selected Cindy Blackstock as the recipient of the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, while Mohammed Rezwan and Thích Nu Minh Tú received the World's Children's Honorary Award. So far, nearly 50 million children have voted for their favorite child rights hero.
Cindy Blackstock, Canada, has been nominated for her 30-year struggle for Indigenous children’s equal rights to good schools and health, to be with their families and feel pride in their language and culture.Thích Nu Minh Tú, Vietnam, is being nominated for her almost 40-year long struggle for orphaned and abandoned children, and for children who cannot grow up with their families.
Please note that the prize cannot be awarded based solely on votes from a candidate’s own country. If the children in all the other countries have collectively chosen a different recipient for the World’s Children’s Prize, then this Child Rights Hero will receive the prize.