Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Posted on December 19, 2003

[posted from Comm-Org]

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
Sponsor: Kennedy (Robert F.) Memorial

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor provides an award to honor creative individuals who are, often at great personal risk, engaged in strategic and nonviolent efforts to overcome serious human rights violations.

Deadline(s): 04/15/2004

Address: Attention: Award Nomination
1367 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite #200
Washington, DC 20036
U.S.A.
E-mail: info@rfkmemorial.org

Program URL:
<a href="http://www.rfkmemorial.org/human_rights/nomination_guidelines.htm">http://www.rfkmemorial.org/human_rights/nomination_guidelines.htm</a>

Fax: 202-463-6606
Award Type(s): Prizes/Awards
OBJECTIVES:
In every region of the world, there are men, women and children whose rights are consistently and deliberately denied. In the face of ostracism by their communities, the censure of their colleagues, government retaliation, threats, harassment, persecution, isolation, torture and death, there are people who are moved to act on behalf of justice, to alert the world to human rights violations, and to work to advance the cause of human rights within their countries. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award seeks to identify and honor these people who embody Robert Kennedy’s belief in the power of individual efforts to overcome injustice.

ELIGIBILITY
Persons working to promote and protect human rights of any race, creed, religion, nationality, gender or sexual orientation are eligible for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Those working within their own country’s social change process and who have worked strategically and effectively to address serious human rights problems are given the highest priority.

FUNDING
Each year, a total cash prize of U.S. $ 30,000 will be given to the individual selected to receive the Award. While it is preferable that one individual is given the award, if more than one recipient is selected in a year, the cash prize will be divided equally among the recipients.


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