A world of solidarity is possible

Laureates 2022

The Foundation presents the 2022 laureates of the award !

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Supported initiatives in 2022

The Foundation presents the 2022 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 wellbeing 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 2022, the Foundation has supported 66 initiatives and honored 35 laureates with the Paul K. Feyerabend Award.


Recent articles :

The Nicaragua Government closes more organizations defending indigenous and afro-descendant peoples in an attempt to silence their struggle for lands and lives

The Nicaragua Government closes more organizations defending indigenous and afro-descendant peoples in an attempt to silence their struggle for lands and lives

In March 2022 the government of President Daniel Ortega has revoked the legal status of 29 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including two organizations founded by Indigenous and Afrodescendant Nicaraguans to defend their peoples’ autonomy and rights. This added to more than … Read more

Dr. Dario Novellino, 2013 laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Award, is honored with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award for Practitioners

Dr. Dario Novellino, 2013 laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Award, is honored with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award for Practitioners

It is a great pleasure to announce the 2013 laureate of the  Paul K. Feyerabend Award– Dr. Dario Novellino – has just been honored  with the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Award in the Practitioner category.  The ceremony has been diffused online … Read more

A self-organized Guardias indígenas protects the territory of life  of the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people in the Peruvian Amazon

A self-organized Guardias indígenas protects the territory of life of the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people in the Peruvian Amazon

The Council of the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo people (Coshikox) has just announced the creation of a Guardias indígenas to protect its territory of life in the midst of harassments and aggressions by people determined to illegally extract timber from the communal forest, … Read more

The Salween Peace Park under fire by the  murderous Myanmar military

The Salween Peace Park under fire by the murderous Myanmar military

The Burmese military coup of February 1st 2021 has brought many challenges to communities across the country. Widespread protests for freedom and democracy have been met by indiscriminate arrests and police violence, and armed clashes have erupted across the … Read more

The struggle continues  in the Caribbian Coast of Nicaragua

The struggle continues in the Caribbian Coast of Nicaragua

Among the bad news of this year, we have to lament a massacre that affected the indigenous Miskitu and Mayangna communities living in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua in August 2021.  At least 11 persons lost their lives there as … Read more

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