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Who has been given UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for 2022?
Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong
Francois Hollande
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Giuseppina Maria Nicolini

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong

The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, for this 2022 Edition, has been given to Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong from Cameroon, President of the NGOs #Afrogiveness and Positive Youths Africa. She received the Prize at an official ceremony held on 15 November 2022 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
As a journalist for seven years, Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong has strived for changing the way mental illness is viewed and represented in society.

Trained in art therapy and psychology, she and became the founder and president of two NGOs : Afrogiveness Movement (#Afrogiveness) and Positive Youths Africa (PYA).
Both NGOs are peace education initiatives. Their ambition is to enable traumatized survivors of interfaith and intercultural conflicts in nine African countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Togo) to heal from their trauma through the universal language of the arts.  
Through these organizations, Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong has worked tirelessly to promote tolerance and non-violence through the reintegration of survivors from opposing sides of wars and conflicts into their host communities. She also seeks to combat the spread of online hate speech through the promotion of digital citizenship education..

Source : UNESCO

Published On : November 22, 2022
Category : Awards