Esther Omam Wins 2023 Global Pluralism Award

The independent charitable organization, Global Centre for Pluralism has announced its 3 winners of the 2023 Global Pluralism Award and Cameroonian Human Rights activist Esther Omam has been selected as one of the winners.

An independent international jury of experts after a rigorous process emerged 3 winners as this year’s recipients receiving the sum of $50.000 (CAD) each to continue their work towards pluralism, as well as 7 honorable mentions from among 200 submissions across 60 countries.

Esther Omam, a peace builder, mediator and human rights defender mobilizing women and young people from across Cameroon to advocate for an end to conflict raises Cameroon’s flag high as one of the 3 selected winners whose inspiring and brave works is helping to build more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected.

This award is a reaffirmation of the value of the concept of ‘Leave no one behind’. That humanity, more than ever before, should always come first. That our diversity is our bond and that, with pluralism, everyone can have a voice. This award symbolizes all that I fight for as a woman, a peacebuilder, and a leader in Cameroon, a country where the acceptance of our diversity of our diversity and plurality can be a solution to our plight.

The award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony to be held in November in Ottawa, Canada. Each winner will receive $50,000 (CAD) to further their work in support of pluralism.