Vincenzo Paparozzi Award
Vincenzo Paparazzi was born in Rome on February
years old when doctors diagnosed him with Muscular Dystrophy. His life has
been a special light for anyone who has met him, because of his dignity
and strength in believing in the fundamental values of justice, equality
and solidarity among different people. Vincenzo
wanted strongly to be considered one of the guys, he fought against
hypocrisy of pity, always ready to take care of whom he met along the way.
To honour him, the Organizing Committee of ICSC2003
decided to establish an award named after
Vincenzo Paparozzi, the conference he was
carrying on with his unforgettable enthusiasm.
the award: The award
will be given to a young person who has been especially involved during
the last years in the promotion of human rights of disabled people, and
who himself has been living within a disability conditions.
Who may be
involved in the organization of a network of services, who respects the
human rights of people with disabilities, and who has special human drive
and ability to communicate (in any way), who has lived a life, with
passion and determination, in promoting non-discriminatory values and
equal opportunities of social participation, as an activist for human
give the award: The
awards will be given by Giampiero Griffo, President of Disabled Peoples
in the morning session.
“To who with no limits nor conditions, always gives a positive
contribution, to the generous ones, who loves us and makes us happy, whom
we miss…..” Vincenzo Paparozzi
“A chi senza limiti
e condizioni, dà sempre un contributo positivo, ai generosi a chi ci vuole
bene e ci rende felici, a chi ci manca…”
Generoso Di Benedetto:
For his efforts within DPI Italia in the organization of a
network of services that respect the human rights of people with
disabilities, Generoso Di Benedetto adds his extraordinary human drive and
his ability to communicate, to cheerfully embody and to bear witness with
passion and determination of non-discriminatory values and of equal
opportunities of social participation. In granting Generoso this award, we
acknowledge a model activist for human rights in southern Italy.