The Queen and Princess Madeleine attend the presentation of the Childhood Prize

The Queen and Princess Madeleine with winner Andreas Grym, a police IT crime investigator from Gothenburg. Also pictured are nominees Eva Thored and Maria Blomgren Rydell.

The Queen and Princess Madeleine with winner Andreas Grym, a police IT crime investigator from Gothenburg. Also pictured are nominees Eva Thored and Maria Blomgren Rydell. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On Monday 9 December, The Queen and Princess Madeleine attended the presentation of the Childhood Prize.

The World Childhood Foundation was founded by The Queen in 1999 and works to prevent violence and sexual assaults against children. The prize was established to mark Childhood's 20th anniversary, and is presented to a person in Sweden who works on a daily basis to protect children against violence and sexual assault.

Princess Madeleine presented the prize to the 2019 winner Andreas Grym, a police IT crime investigator from Gothenburg.

The jury's motivation

"It is with great professionalism and intelligence that Andreas leaves no stone unturned to identify and find both vulnerable children and suspected perpetrators. Andreas fights to ensure that every child is listened to, and always takes the child's perspective despite only encountering them online. He is a true hero and an inspiration who never gives up."

Prize for development

Three finalists were chosen from more than 150 nominees: Andreas Grym, a police IT crime investigator from Gothenburg, Eva Thored, a police investigator and child questioning leader from central Sweden, and Maria Blomgren Rydell, a team leader at Fyrbodal child advocacy centre.

The jury, which includes Princess Madeleine, named Andreas Grym the 2019 winner.

The prize of SEK 50,000 shall be used to help the winner develop in his or her role.

The Queen at Childhood's prize-giving ceremony.

The Queen at Childhood's prize-giving ceremony. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The World Childhood Foundation

The Queen is the founder and Honorary Chair of the World Childhood Foundation. The work of the World Childhood Foundation is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and is religiously and politically independent. Childhood has offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the USA.

Since 2016, Princess Madeleine has been a member of Childhood's Swedish board and an honorary member of Childhood USA's board.

Find out more about the work of the World Childhood Foundation hereexternal link, opens in new window.