The Golden Dove of Peace award for 2015-16 was presented to the NEVE HANNA Children´s Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel. The NEVE HANNA Children´s Home was awarded with this prestigious prize in recognition of its outstanding work in educating children in accordance with the principles of tolerance, democracy and love for the fellow man as well as its special achievements within the field of International Understanding between Jewish, Bedouin and Christian communities.
The “Golden Dove of Peace” has become a world recognized award symbolizing peace, to be passed around the world from person to person, from institute to institute.
NEVE HANNA received the Golden Dove of Peace, which was designed by the German Artist Richard Hillinger on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 2008.
Past recipients of the Golden Dove of Peace include: Amnesty International, Green Peace, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbashev, Pope Benedict XVI., US-President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.