ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or award – International Committee of the Red Cross
The award is open to professional photojournalists.
The fifth ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or award will see a change in the subject. After covering medical missions in regions of armed conflict, focusing on issues of access and respect for these missions, this year’s award will be for a photojournalist reporting on women in war.
The jury is particularly interested in stories featuring women as victims of sexual violence, as fighters or taking over as head of the family when the men have left, either fighting, killed in combat or held captive.
The ICRC was founded 150 years ago for the purpose of providing assistance and protection for people in times of armed conflict and other situations of violence. The ICRC operates in some sixty countries.
The award, which was founded in 2011 and has prize money of 8000 euros funded by the ICRC, goes this year to Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi for her report on the Minova Rape Trials. She covered the military tribunal set up to try the cases of the 39 members of the Congolese armed forces charged with rape and other forms of sexual violence committed in November 2012; the hearings included testimony from some of the victims. The award was presented during the evening show on Thursday, September 3, 2015.
For more information on the winner: http://cicr.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/06/18/photojournalism-diana-zeyneb-alhindawi-receives-icrcs-5th-humanitarian-visa-dor-award-for-her-story-in-drc-the-minova-rape-trials/
For information on the award, please contact Frédéric Joli: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous winners: Catalina Martin-Chico (2011), Mani (2012), Sebastiano Tomada (2013), William Daniels (2014).