2013 – Rosa Taikon


Rosa Taikon is awarded the 2013 Olof Palme Prize for her lifelong struggle for human rights.

During times that have been characterized and continues to be plagued by xenophobia, she has uncompromisingly stood up for human equality.
Rosa Taikon personifies five decades of struggle for Roma culture and civil rights. Through her work in Sweden and abroad, she has shown that single individuals can influence social development. Through her art, she has enriched our society.

With this award, we thank Rosa Taikon for large and important achievements in the spirit of Olof Palme.