Alice Bah Kuhnke presents Per Anger Prize

At 13.00 on Thursday 19 October, Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke will present the Per Anger Prize to women’s rights activist Gégé Katana Bukuru, in honour of her work for human rights and women’s rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The prize ceremony will take place at Södra Latin Upper Secondary School in Stockholm.

The Per Anger Prize is an international prize instituted in 2004 by the Swedish Government to promote initiatives supporting human rights and democracy. This year's prize winner, Gégé Katana Bukuru, is the Secretary-General of the Solidarity Movement of Women's Rights Activists (Solidarité des Femmes Activistes pour la Défense des Droits Humains, SOFAD) in Uvira, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Kristoffer Talltorp
Press Secretary to Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke
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The Per Anger Prize

The Per Anger Prize is an international prize instituted in 2004 by the Swedish Government to promote initiatives supporting human rights and democracy. The prize is named after Per Anger who, as secretary at the Swedish legation in Budapest, initiated Sweden’s work to save as many people as possible from persecution and execution during the Second World War. The Swedish Government has commissioned the Living History Forum to manage the nominations, appoint a jury and organise the various aspects of the prize. The aim is to celebrate contemporary heroes whose selfless acts set an example to others.