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WCP Ceremony 2019

The World’s Children’s Prize Award Ceremony 2019 was led by the Child Jury at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred in Sweden.

Every year, the jury children gather to lead the World’s Children’s Prize ceremony at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden, in celebration of the rights of the child. All three Child Rights Heroes are honoured and awarded prize money for their work for children. This year, Sweden’s Royal Princess Sofia helped the members of the Child Jury present the awards.

Watch the Ceremony in two parts.

The millions of voting children chose Ashok Dyalchand, India, as the Child Rights Hero to receive the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child. Divya, 16, is one of the many girls who were educated and empowered to refuse to accept child marriage.

Guylande Mesadieu, Haiti, received a World’s Children’s Honorary Award. She was accompanied by Guerline, 15, one of the domestic slave children she has helped.

Spès Nihangaza, Burundi, also received a World’s Children’s Honorary Award. She was accompanied by Floriane, 17, one of the many vulnerable children that Spès has helped to get an education.

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