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The primary objective of the Whistleblowers Awards is to promote transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour. We believe that this can be pursued through, amongst others, the following means:


  • Recognising and Protecting Whistleblowers: One primary objective is to recognise and honour individuals who have exposed wrongdoing or unethical practices within organisations. This recognition serves to encourage others to come forward with information without fear of retaliation or stigmatisation.

  • Promoting Ethical Conduct: Whistleblower awards aim to encourage ethical behaviour within organisations and institutions. By showcasing the positive impact of whistleblowers, they send a message that unethical behavior will not be tolerated.

  • Enhancing Transparency: Whistleblower programs aim to enhance transparency by shedding light on hidden or corrupt activities. This transparency can lead to improved corporate governance and accountability.

  • Preventing Fraud and Corruption: Another key objective is to prevent fraud, corruption, and other unethical activities by incentivising individuals to report them. This helps protect the interests of stakeholders and the general public.

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Whistleblower awards often operate within legal frameworks and regulations. They aim to ensure that organizations comply with these laws, which are designed to protect whistleblowers and their rights.

  • Public Awareness: These awards also seek to raise public awareness about the importance of whistleblowers in maintaining a just and ethical society. This education helps create a culture where ethical behavior is valued and rewarded

  • Advocating for Financial and Other Relief for Whistleblowers: By encouraging the state and private commerce to provide financial incentives or livelihood protections to whistleblowers, these awards can help galvanise advocacy for financial support and alleviate hardships.

In summary, the Whistleblower Awards primarily aim to recognise and encourage individuals who expose unethical behaviour while promoting ethical conduct, transparency, and accountability within organisations and society as a whole. 

Individual Whistleblower Excellence Award

Civil Society Champion Award

Investigative Journalism Excellence Award

This prestigious award recognises exceptional individuals whose whistleblowing efforts have had a profound and lasting impact on public accountability. These individuals have displayed unwavering commitment in exposing corruption and promoting ethical citizenship, going above and beyond to uphold principles of transparency and integrity.

Civil society organisations are the backbone of the whistleblowing ecosystem, serving as crucial advocates and supporters. This distinguished award acknowledges civil society organisations that excel in their tireless efforts to alleviate the challenges faced by whistleblowers. They play a pivotal role in ensuring that whistleblowing concerns garner the attention they deserve from relevant authorities and provide vital material support to those who step forward.

This esteemed award recognises the exceptional contributions of journalists and media houses in the fight against corruption and maladministration. Through their dedicated reporting and commitment to truth, they shine a powerful light on corrupt practices and significantly advance the cause of whistleblowing. Their inkhorn and tenacity serve as a beacon of transparency, exposing wrongdoing and holding those responsible accountable.

Fallen Heroes of Integrity Award

The Sherpa Award for Whistleblower Support

This solemn award is dedicated to honouring the memory of individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice to expose corruption, fraud, and various forms of malfeasance. These courageous individuals put their lives on the line to uphold the principles of justice and accountability. We remember and celebrate their unwavering commitment to ethical citizenship, ensuring that their sacrifices are never forgotten.

The Sherpa Award draws inspiration from the legendary Sherpa community, known for their unwavering dedication in assisting mountaineers conquer the formidable Mount Everest. Just as Sherpas guide climbers through treacherous terrain, this award acknowledges individuals, organisations, and institutions that serve as guiding lights for whistleblowers and non-profit entities dedicated to whistleblowers support. 


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Oct 23 | 18:00


Our Partners.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our esteemed partners for their unwavering generosity and steadfast support of the Whistleblowers Awards & Summit initiative. Their commitment to our cause is the driving force behind this event's success. Their contributions not only help us honour the brave individuals who have championed ethical values but also advance the vital conversation around accountability and justice. Together, we are making a meaningful difference in the world, and we are profoundly thankful for their partnership in this noble endeavour. Their support truly embodies the spirit of ethical citizenship and positive change.


Receiving a Trophy


Promoting Transparency, Accountability and Integrity

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