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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and its proponents Gail Asper and Moe Levy are the winners of this year’s Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award.
The award will be presented during a ceremony Nov. 5 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada began conferring the award in 2010 to honour "original thinkers and initiators of conflict resolution," it said in a press release.
Previous award recipients include Dr. Izzeldine Aboulaish, known as the "Gaza Doctor", whose contributions toward Arab-Israeli peace were recognized and later nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, former Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Avrum Burg, retired Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire for his work on behalf of the UN during the Rwandan genocide and Justice Murray Sinclair, chairman of the Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
No award was given in 2014.
The centre based in Winnipeg is involved in a inner-city summer teaching program for indigenous students, essay competitions for senior high school students that promote messages of peace and non-violence and it is establishing a scholarship program.