Transparency International Ukraine together with the NGO Families of Heavenly Hundred Heroes will award the boldest public corruption fighters of the year. This award will support those who are not afraid to go against the corrupt system and openly fighting for their rights like the Heroes of Heavenly Hundred.
The contest started on November 10, applications are accepted until incl. November 25, 2016. Anyone can nominate candidates for the prize, as they can also do it themselves.
For this you need to submit an application. The jury comprised of representatives of families of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and Transparency International Ukraine will select the winners in three categories:
1) Investigative Journalist
2) The Adversary of the System
3) Corruption fighters (from the Government)
The awarding will take place on December 9, during the celebration of the International Anti-Corruption Day.
The award for the best anti-corruption initiative is named after a Hero of Heavenly Hundred, Yurii Popravka, who was an avid corruption fighter. 19-year-old Yurii was distantly studying at the Faculty of Sociology and Law of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, and worked at one of the branches of Oschadbank in Kiev. During the Revolution of Dignity at first he was part of the 23rd Hundred of Maidan Self-Defense, later Yurii joined the ‘Right Sector’. In spring 2014, along with three companions Yurii went to Sloviansk, where in April he was captured by terrorists and killed through torture. Together with the body of Yurii another two dead bodies of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred – Volodymyr Rybak from Horlivka and Yurii Diakovskyi from Stryi – had been found.
The anti-corruption award named after Yurii Popravka would be the best way to honor his memory and to emphasize that his feat was not in vain. The award organizers seek to support active people who cannot live in a corrupt environment and fight it anyway.
If you know examples of this struggle, please submit an application. Looking forward to your nominations! Let’s make heroes – corruption fighters famous!