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Mahatma Gandhi Award



The Mahatma Gandhi Global Nonviolence Award is bestowed upon
individuals with global recognition who believe humans everywhere are to be peacemakers, support nonviolence, love their enemies, seek justice, share their possessions with those in need and express and demonstrate these beliefs in their words, life, and actions. The Gandhi Award is given every two years.


The inaugural award was given in 2007 to the Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa and 1984 Nobel Peace laureate. The second award was given in 2009 jointly to former U.S. President and 2002 Nobel Peace laureate Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.