Palermo Anno Uno
Standing up against the Mafia and organized crime
The Italian anti-mafia organisation Palermo Anno Uno was awarded the Rafto Prize in 1996.
With this award the Rafto Foundation wanted to draw the world's attention to human rights violations committed by private, international, organised crime organisations.
Palermo Anno Uno, an umbrella organisation for a number of NGOs opposing organised crime, was founded after the massive demonstrations all over Sicily, following the murder of Giovanni Falcone in May 1992.
Palermo Anno Uno has since shown how individuals together can stand up to the Mafia and other organised crime syndicates, and it has proven it is possible to fight against the atrocities of organised crime.