Awards & Winners

Rigoberta Menchú

Date of Birth 09-January-1959
Place of Birth Uspantán
(Guatemala, Quiché Department)
Nationality Guatemala
Also know as Rigoberta Menchu, Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Profession Writer, Politician
Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an indigenous Guatemalan woman, of the K'iche' ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War, and to promoting indigenous rights in the country. She received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and Prince of Asturias Award in 1998. She is the subject of the testimonial biography I, Rigoberta Menchú and the author of the autobiographical work, Crossing Borders. Menchú is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. She has also become a figure in indigenous political parties and ran for President of Guatemala in 2007 and 2011.

Awards by Rigoberta Menchú

Check all the awards nominated and won by Rigoberta Menchú.


Nobel Peace Prize
(in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples)