Recognizing Pluralism in Action

Global Pluralism Award

2025 Global Pluralism Award Jury Announced!


The Global Pluralism Award recognizes pluralism in action. Presented every other year to individuals, organisations, governments and businesses from around the world, the Award celebrates the inspiring and brave work that is helping to build more inclusive societies where diversity is valued and protected.   

What is Pluralism?

Pluralism is a positive response to diversity. It involves taking decisions and actions, as individuals and societies, which are grounded in respect for diversity.

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The Jury

The international jury for the Award is made up of distinguished members from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

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Selection Process

Through a multi-stage process, the jury will select awardees that have demonstrated exceptional and sustained achievement for pluralism.

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In recognition of outstanding achievements to support more inclusive societies worldwide, the renowned international jury selected 3 winners and 7 honourable mentions for the 2023 Global Pluralism Award.

Esther Omam

Esther Omam is a peacebuilder, mediator and human rights defender mobilizing women and youth from across Cameroon to advocate for an end to conflict and hostilities.  

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Red de Intérpretes y Promotores Interculturales Asociación Civil

Red de Intérpretes y Promotores Interculturales Asociación Civil is an Indigenous youth collective in Oaxaca, Mexico tackling exclusion by providing otherwise unavailable Indigenous language interpretation to those involved in legal proceedings.  

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REFORM: The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development

REFORM: The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development is a non-governmental organization building solidarity between groups in Palestine by empowering them to get involved in social life and influence decision-making.  

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Global Pluralism Award Metrics


Award cycles


Submissions received


Award laureates recognized


Countries represented

Our Process

June 2024

Submissions processing

The Centre’s Secretariat processes and screens submissions received.

September 2024

Selection of shortlist

Shortlisted candidates are notified and may be required to provide additional documentation.

March 2025

Jury meeting

An independent international jury of experts reviews shortlist and selects a list of finalists.

May 2025

Site visits to finalists

As part of the due diligence process, the Centre may visit some candidates in person.

September 2025

Public announcement of Award winners

Awareness-raising and in-country press conferences follow.

November 2025

Award ceremony

The Award is presented to three winners and up to seven honourable mention recipients.