A world of solidarity is possible

Laureate 2021

The Foundation presents the 2021 laureate of the award !

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Supported initiatives in 2021

The Foundation presents the 2021 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 2021, the Foundation has supported 58 initiatives and honored 33 laureates with the Paul K. Feyerabend Award.


Recent articles :

Self-managed Job Bank for indigenous and mestizo women and youth in an urban periphery in Chiapas (Mexico)

Self-managed Job Bank for indigenous and mestizo women and youth in an urban periphery in Chiapas (Mexico)

The Tierra Roja Cuxtitali Community Center offers a community learning space in the north-eastern outskirts of San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas-Mexico).  This initiative— conceived by women and youth of the Community Center from both indigenous and mestizo backgrounds— is … Read more

Our project in Indian-administered Kashmir impeded by the Indian government !

Our project in Indian-administered Kashmir impeded by the Indian government !

The Foundation Board is sad and appalled to communicate that a project approved in 2020 (described here) has been de facto impeded by the Indian government, which has instructed the relevant Bank to reject our financial deposit with no … Read more

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

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