– The Student Peace Prize means a lot to me. It is all about courage and peace, Aayat Al-Qurmezi said on norwegian national radio in 2015. She was awarded the prize for her courageous and peaceful struggle for justice in Bahrain. In 2003 ZINASU (Zimbabwe National Students Union) was awarded the prize for their work in Zimbabwe. Al-Qurmezi and ZINASU are two of many laureates. In 2017 the 10th Student Peace Prize will be awarded.
The Student Peace Prize is every second year awarded to a student or a student organization who has shown extraordinary efforts to promote peace, democracy and human rights. It is awarded on behalf of all norwegian students.
The Student Peace Prize is a part of the International Student Festival in Trondheim. During ISFiT 2015 Aayat Al-Qurmezi met with Dalai Lama and students from across the world. She serves as an inspiring figure for students all across the globe. The Student Peace Prize is a reward for showing extraordinary works and efforts, but also an encouragement to keep up the eternal struggle for peace, democracy and human rights.