We think the homeless isn’t paid enough attention in the global perspective. There are human rights with special awards and days, but none that directly focuses on the ever increasing number of homeless people in the world.
This award is to acknowledge of the situation of the homeless and encourge those who help the homeless to continue helping.
To lift up the situation about homelssness globally, the non profit organization Hemlösa.se has declared the 20th January to be the Homless International Day.
The celebration of the Homeless Day started in 2013 by Hemlösa.se. The award ceremony occurs every year in January.
At the 2017 ceremony there were no less than three people and one organization that won the Homeless Hero prize.