Ahmad Joudeh - Award 2017.09.21: PAX Peace Award
Ahmad Joudeh and Ted Bradsen, director of The Dutch National Ballet, received "Dove", Peace Award from PAX ,on 21 September 2017, International Peace Day.
Report by PAX
Report by The Dutch National Ballet
PAX 2017 Annual Report
For the first time, PAX toured the country in a Volkswagen old-timer to present the PAX Dove to people who devote themselves to mutual understanding and solidarity in their cities and neighbourhoods. During a special ceremony in Amsterdam on 21 September, the International Day of Peace, we awarded the PAX Dove to a number of people who are committed to peace in a special way. Among them were the artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet, Ted Brandsen, who set up a fund to invite the dancer Ahmad Joudeh from Syria to study and dance in the Netherlands, the artists from Lampedusa Cruises and a multicultural group of mothers from a disadvantaged neighbourhood in The Hague. In total, 23 PAX Doves were awarded.