Awards & Honors

VHW Founder and Chief Executive Officer Deogratias Niyizonkiza is the recipient of multiple awards:

  • 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Member
  • 2015 Aspen Institute Fellow
  • 2015 African Leadership Network Member
  • 2014 Wheaton College Otis Social Justice Award
  • 2014 Dalai Lama Unsung Hero of Compassion Award
  • 2013 People to People International's Eisenhower Medallion Award
  • 2013 honorary degree from Williams College
  • 2011 International Medal Award of St. John’s University
  • 2010 Women Refugee Commission’s Voices of Courage Award