The winners of 2022 Africans Rising Activism Awards were announced on
Friday,16 December,in a virtual awards ceremony organized by Africans rising for unity,Justice, Peace&Dignity. A total number of 2.562 votes were cast by africas seeing members to select the young African activists to be honoured this year.
These awards were presented across three categories:
Activist of the year,Movement of the Year and Artistic Activist of the Year.We congratulate all the winners and nominees in the three categories for taking part in this awards initiative.
They remind us
that Africans across the globe are taking the lead in building the Africa We Want.
During this awards ceremony,we also recognized the martyrs of the October 25 Sudan coup by presenting an Honorary Award to their families. This award pays homage to the sudanese movement, which has sustained its revolution for the last three years despite repression the sudanese military
regime; and the immortal souls of the young activists who lost their lives in the struggle.
Winners of the 2022 Africans Rising Activism Awards
ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR
- WINNER:Editar Ochieng-Kenya
-1st Runner-Up:Pascal Bisimwa – Democratic Republicof Congo
- 2nd Runner-Up:Fatma Messaoud – Algeria
MOVEMENT OF THE YEAR
- WINNER:Botswana Jobs for Graduates – Botswana
-1st RunnerUp:XR Goma University DemocraticRepublic of Congo
- 2nd Runner-Up:Education in Crisis – Uganda/Tanzania
ARTISTIC ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR
- WINNER:Afra Saad – Sudan
-1st Runner-Up:Etienne Kasereka – DemocraticRepublic of Congo
- 2nd Runner-Up:Wad Al Zain – Sudan
“It has not been easy to defend human rights,though it has been a journey of learning and fun. I believe
that we have the power to transform our communities, our voices might shake when defending human
rights and that’s the most important thing”, says Editah Achieng, 2022 Africans Rising Activist of the Year.