Hrant Dink Award to Fight ViolenceEvery year since 2009, the Hrant Dink Award is presented to individuals, organizations or groups that work for a free and just world free from discrimination, racism and violence, who take personal risks for achieving those ideals, who break the stereotypes and use the language of peace and by doing so give inspiration and hope to others. By means of this award, the Hrant Dink Foundation aims to remind to all those who struggle for these ideals that their voices are heard, their works are visible, they are not alone, and also to encourage everyone to fight for their ideals.This presentation is made on September 15 each year, the day of Hrant's birth. He was an outspoken proponent of peaceful reconciliation of peoples, of histories, of memories. He was assassinated in January 2007 by a young Turkish nationalist. The real perpetrators and organizers have yet to be named.The International Hrant Dink Award was presented to the laureates Ahmet Altan from Turkey and Lydia Cacho from Mexico, on September 15, 2011 with a ceremony at the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall.