Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights: Inviting applications for ‘The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award’ to honour an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the non-violent pursuit of human rights.

Funding brief: The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award honors an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the nonviolent pursuit of human rights. Since inception, the Human Rights Award has honored activists from 30 countries.

They forge strategic partnerships with laureates whose work advances human rights causes all over the world. In combining resources and collaborating on strategy, their laureates amplify their transformative work to a worldwide audience.

Over the past 36 years, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award has honored over 50 activists and organizations from 30 countries who are living out Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy and cannot stand aside in the face of injustice.

The Award recognizes outstanding individuals and supports the work of the Laureate on an ongoing basis through strategic litigation, training and capacity building, and advocacy before governments, international organizations, and other institutions.

Help us honor Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy by nominating a human rights defender. We depend on friends and allies like you to help us find a hero living out Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a better and more just world. Please take a moment to learn more about the nomination process, and if you know someone fighting for justice, please submit their name.

Donor Name: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Funding name: The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Deadline: All submissions must be received by January, 31st, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
A one-time total cash prize of U.S. $30,000 will be given to the nominee selected to receive the Award.
While it is preferable that one nominee 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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Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
Persons and organizations working non-violently 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.
Nominees must not be part of a government institution or have an official role within a political party, although the nominee can be affiliated with a political party.
Additionally, nominees must not be self-nominated and nominees must not be nominated for the purposes of a lifetime achievement award or a posthumous award.
Anyone can nominate for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights seeks nominations from a wide spectrum of individuals likely to know of appropriate candidates.
While the Human Rights Award Judges may not nominate candidates for the Award, they may re-nominate candidates who were nominated but not selected in the previous year. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can make.
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will request and collect nominations and assemble supporting materials for presentation to the Judges.
Those nominations that clearly do not fall within the established criteria will not be presented to the Judges.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

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How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

● Anyone can nominate for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights seeks nominations from a wide spectrum of individuals likely to know of appropriate candidates. While the Human Rights Award Judges may not nominate candidates for the Award, they may re-nominate candidates who were nominated but not selected in the previous year. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can make. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will request and collect nominations and assemble supporting materials for presentation to the Judges. Those nominations that clearly do not fall within the established criteria will not be presented to the Judges.

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