Right Livelihood Awards, or 'alternative Nobels,' to activists helping minorities, victims

October 1, 2015 8:29 AM

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HELSINKI – Human rights and global crisis activists from Canada, Italy, Uganda, and the Marshall Islands have been named winners of the 2015 Right Livelihood Awards, the so-called "alternative Nobels."

This year's 3 million kronor ($358,500) award will be shared by Canada's Sheila Watt-Cloutier, cited for promoting Inuit livelihoods and culture; Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera from Uganda, for her struggle for gay rights and sexual minorities; and Italian surgeon Gino Strada, for providing medical ass...

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