When we decided to create a global humanitarian Prize, we looked for inspiration at the stories of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide.
One story was particularly moving.
Aurora Mardiganian was a young girl who lived through horrors of the Genocide - forced to witness and experience terrible acts, but was then able to escape; making an epic journey to build a new life in America.
100 LIVES announces strategic partnership with Not On Our Watch
100 LIVES and Not On Our Watch (NOOW), the non-governmental international relief and humanitarian aid organization, have formed a strategic partnership to increase awareness and combat genocide and human rights violations around the world.
The agreement will see cooperation and reciprocal support across projects, research, operations and the development of joint fundraising projects.
100 LIVES announces Elie Wiesel as co-chair of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity
March 10, 2015–New York – 100 LIVES is delighted to announce that professor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel will co-chair the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. He will be chairing the Prize alongside Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney.