A world of solidarity is possible

Laureates 2020

The Foundation presents the 2020 laureates of the award !

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Supported initiatives in 2020

The Foundation presents the 2020 supported initiatives !

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Our aims :

Promote the wellbeing and empowerment of underprivileged human communities by valuing and supporting their own capacities to understand and to act, their biological and cultural diversity, and their sense of solidarity—internal as well as with other communities.

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Community

There exist a plethora of human “communities” in the ordinary sense; they share a territory, a city quarter, natural resources, a language, a culture, traditions, etc. These socio-cultural communities are crucial for the work of the Foundation. There also exist human communities which are centered around one or several common issues or interests but whose members may not be linked geographically or culturally.

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Solidarity

Solidarity is first of all an attitude and a value. It means the acceptance of the other’s humanity, and turns the other into an equal subject, independently of possible social, economic, political or other differences. But solidarity is also an active engagement – between individuals, within a community, or between different communities – for instance to defend or to reinforce a common good or a common interest.

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Meeting the Stranger, this fundamental event

Emmanuel Levinas calls « event » the encounter with the other, he even calls it « fundamental event ». It is, according to him, the most important experience, which opens the greatest horizons.

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The Foundation

The Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation promotes the empowerment and well being of disadvantaged human communities. By strengthening intra and inter-community solidarity the Foundation strives to improve local capacities, promote the respect of human rights, and sustain cultural and biological diversity.

The Foundation was created in Switzerland in March 2006. It has an international Board of Directors including seven members.

As of 2020, the Foundation has supported 54 initiatives and honored 32 laureates with the Paul K. Feyerabend Award.


Recent articles :

Indigenous youth organizing for sustainable livelihoods in the forested foothills of Himalaya (Indian-administered Kashmir)

Indigenous youth organizing for sustainable livelihoods in the forested foothills of Himalaya (Indian-administered Kashmir)

The Pir Panjal range is a group of mountains in the Lesser Himalaya.  The forested foothills of the Pir Panjal, in Indian-administered Kashmir, are inhabited by indigenous communities and rich in natural resources, which increasingly attract outside exploiters. This initiative … Read more

Congratulations to Lottie Cunningham Wren, recipient of the 2019 Paul K. Feyerabend Award, and now also of the 2020 Right Livelihoods Award – the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' that honours and supports courageous people solving global problems.

Congratulations to Lottie Cunningham Wren, recipient of the 2019 Paul K. Feyerabend Award, and now also of the 2020 Right Livelihoods Award – the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ that honours and supports courageous people solving global problems.

The Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation is proud to congratulate Lottie Cunningham Wren, recipients of the 2019 Paul K. Feyerabend Award, and now also laureate of the 2020 Right Livelihoods Award – widely known as ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’,  … Read more

Congratulations to Paul Sein Twa - Executive Director of Salween Peace Park and friend of Saw O Moo, recipients of the 2018 Paul K. Feyerabend Award - who has now received the 2020 Goldman Award - the most important environmental award in the world.

Congratulations to Paul Sein Twa – Executive Director of Salween Peace Park and friend of Saw O Moo, recipients of the 2018 Paul K. Feyerabend Award – who has now received the 2020 Goldman Award – the most important environmental award in the world.

The Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation is proud to congratulate Paul Sein Twa –elected President of the Salween Peace Park (SPP) and friend of Saw O Moo, recipients of the 2018 Paul K. Feyerabend Award.   Paul has just … Read more

Conserving the language and culture of the Vadda people of Sri Lanka - important steps to keep alive their identity and solidarity

Conserving the language and culture of the Vadda people of Sri Lanka – important steps to keep alive their identity and solidarity

The Vadda are an aboriginal people in Sri Lanka, known to have inhabited the island well before the arrival of the Aryans. Currently, they live in scattered spots and some groups have mixed with other ethnic groups in the country. … Read more

LIHE: assisting communities toward active self-governance in Yunnan (China)

LIHE: assisting communities toward active self-governance in Yunnan (China)

For over ten years, Lijiang Institute of Health and Environment (LIHE) has dedicated itself to supporting self-governance and endogenous development for ethnic minority communities in Mt. Laojunshan area, within the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Site of Yunnan (China).  Their … Read more

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