Inuit and Arctic activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada has won the 2015 Right Livelihood Award.
She was honoured for her lifelong work dedicated to protect the Inuit of the Arctic and defend their right to maintain their livelihoods and culture which threatened by climate change.
Sheila Watt will share the prize with
- Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera: Ugandan activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, `who fights for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersexual (LGBTI) communities.
- Italian doctor Gino Strada: Founder of the medical charity Emergency which helps to rehabilitate war victims.
About Right Livelihood Award
- The award was established in 1980 by Swedish-German philatelist Jakob von Uexkull.
- It honours efforts of people in the fields of the environment and international development.
- The award is promoted as an Alternative Nobel Prize and carries prize money of 3-million-kronor.