Martin Ennals

Award 2023
2023 Edition

Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2023

The Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2023 took place on 16th February 2023 at the Salle communale de Plainpalais in Geneva, Switzerland.

This memorable evening was once again dedicated to celebrating the impressive achievements of three exceptional human rights defenders whom the Martin Ennals Foundation and Jury are proud to have honored.


We are thrilled to announce three new Martin Ennals Award Laureates 2023!


The 2023 Laureates — Delphine Djiraibé (Chad), Feliciano Reyna (Venezuela), and Khurram Parvez (Jammu and Kashmir) — have each dedicated over 30 years of their lives to building movements which brought justice for victims, accountability from leaders, or medicines to the marginalized. They have made human rights real for thousands of people in their communities, despite the ongoing, sometimes life-threatening, challenges they endure.  

“ Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much! ”
Helen Keller  

The Event

Join us for the Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2023 honoring our three 2023 Laureates for their contributions in the field of human rights. 

February 16th, 2023, 18h30   
Doors open at 18h00

Salle communale de Plainpalais
Rue de Carouge 52
1205 Geneva – Switzerland

The Ceremony will be organized together with our co-host, the City of Geneva, in a hybrid format and is open to the public. Seating is limited to 450 places on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Ceremony will also be livestreamed from Geneva to worldwide locations on this page and Facebook page


2023 Press conference

On 14th February, 2023 a well-attended press conference was held at the Maison des Arts du Grütli to allow the press to meet with the 2023 Martin Ennals Award Laureates or their representatives.