Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
Nomination Deadline: 1 April 2008

The purpose of the annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award is to honour those who, at great risk, stand up to oppression in their efforts to support human rights. The Award is intended to honour only individuals who are engaged in non-violent activity.

The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial has recognised the courage and sacrifice of 37 community activists, political prisoners, environmentalists, union organisers and human rights defenders in 21 countries. The Award, which includes a significant cash prize, seeks to draw international attention to the work of brave individuals who make great personal sacrifices, often risking their own lives, to promote respect for the human rights of all people.

The Kennedy Human Rights Award seeks to identify and honour those people who embody Robert Kennedy's belief in the power of individual effort to overcome injustice.

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