The London Leadership and Peace Awards began as the Haringey Peace Awards in Alexandra Palace in order to recognise members of the community who have demonstrated an exemplary aptitude for building stronger, safer and inclusive communities.
Nominations and award winners have come from Londoners from all walks of life including, young people, community activists, corporate leaders, police officers, faith leaders, youth projects, hospitals and many other inspirational individuals and groups.
Established in September 2001, the Annual Week of Peace event has established itself as a community event. It is a week full of community-orientated activities, promoting peace, community safety and racial harmony. Each year has involved up to 2,000 people, young and old, attending various events including community competitions for talent shows, concerts, praying at known crime hotspots, a much-celebrated Peace Walk involving different community groups with speeches given by well-known leaders of the Community and national and local politicians touching on the issues of violent crime, drug use and community safety.