Lovette Jallow, a Gambian-Swedish, has won Stockholm city council’s award.
While disclosing this on her Facebook page on Wednesday September 16, 2020, the Founder of Black Vogue—Makeup for Black Women stated that the award was in honor of individuals, NGOs and organisations that work against xenophobia, racism and promote coexistence between different cultures in society
“Today I was awarded Stockholm city council’s award for individuals, NGO’s and organisations that work against xenophobia and racism and who in a committed way promote coexistence between different cultures in society,” Jallow said.
“This is my sixth award since 2017 for my dedication to educate, eradicate and build bridges to help facilitate changes that benefits all people regardless of Race or ethnicity,” she added.
Jallow further stated that she has won several prestigious awards including Justice Peace Prize Sweden.
“I have won the Justice Peace Prize Sweden, the Raoul Wallenberg Award, The Solidarity Award, The netangel Award, IM development partner Award and now Stockholm City Councils award for my work,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“As I addressed the politicians from all political parties in Sweden my message is clear.
“We want those in positions of power to affect change to wake up and do their part. A society internationally is as strong as its most marginalised deem it to be.
“And in 2020 we are standing at the precipice ready to plunge into ignorance. We need more education, more people willing to roll up their sleeves and work for the people rather than stand by waiting for someone else to do it,” she concluded.