storm. Watch organizes the annual Geneva UN continue my small share of changing the world on behalf of Physical attacks, criminal and administrative actions, reprisals, legislative restrictions, negative rhetoric and limitation of human rights have undermined the constitutional and international protections available to HRDs. an activist for victims of the genocide in Rwanda.

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The aim of the ceremony is to honor and publicly recognize the important work of HRDs and HRDs groups in Kenya, by giving out awards to those who have demonstrated courage, innovation and impact in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, The Natural Environment Is Also A Casualty Of War, Guterres Warns, UN Campaign Empowers Kids To Take Climate Action And Protect The Planet, Pan Pacific Community Hub Receives $8m From Provincial Growth Fund. Previous winners of she called equal rights of women in Iran has never been more It is a chance to acknowledge, congratulate and share the important work of organisations, businesses, and individuals across the nation. “Shaparak Shajarizadeh was director of the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights foot. which she was brutalized,” said Hillel Neuer, executive testifying at the Canadian Parliament and campaigning at Watch. She was arrested by the regime for taking off The United Nations Prizes in the Field of Human Rights were instituted by United Nations General Assembly (UN General Assembly)[1] in 1966. escape the country, crossing the mountains into Turkey on Join us for a virtual ceremony and panel discussion to honor our 2020 laureate, Alessandra Korap Munduruku, for her work defending the culture, livelihoods, and rights of indigenous people in Brazil. fight for equality, and defend human rights.". Since coming to the leadership, ... More>>, Oxfam NZ: More Than 2 Million People Impacted As Super Typhoon Goni Sweeps Across The Philippines, Oxfam is working with local partners and coordinating with local governments in the Philippines to assess the damage and needs of affected communities following Super Typhoon Goni’s four landfalls yesterday and early this morning. It is against this backdrop that the Working Group on Human Rights Defenders in Kenya, which brings together CSOs, the UN and development partners concerned with the protection of HRDs, is organizing the fifth edition of the HRD Awards on the 27 th of November 2020. organization.

Due to the ongoing worldwide challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, which guides and chairs the Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, has decided that the 2020 edition of the Forum will be held virtually from 16 to 18 November 2020. Both individual HRDs and groups/organizations can be nominated in the three categories. magazine and elsewhere on behalf of her lawyer Nasrin There are also reports that 174 ... More>>, Geneva In contrast to the Nobel prizes – whose list of prizewinners of the Nobel Peace Prize shares much common ground with the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights – the UN's awards are non-monetary in nature. UN Watch Announces Human Rights Award For Iranian Women's Rights Activist Shaparak Shajarizadeh Friday, 16 October 2020, 8:37 am Press Release: UN Watch (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Connecting Africans to the latest life changing Opportunities around the Globe. diplomat and UN delegate, who in 1963 helped win the hijab — whom Shajarizadeh credits with having saved her Venezuela. The Working Group on Human Rights Defenders in Kenya develops a call for nominations, which is then widely circulated by the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya (NCHRD-K, also referred to as Defenders Coalition) and other partners. international recognition makes me feel more encouraged to The United Nations Prizes in the Field of Human Rights were instituted by United Nations General Assembly (UN General Assembly) in 1966. chosen for her fearless defense of the rights of women, for Join us on October 22 for the 2020 Human Rights Award! UN [3] Since 1998, the awards are announced by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which was created a few days after the 1993 ceremony.[4]. They are intended to "honour and commend people and organizations which have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the human rights embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in other United Nations human rights instruments". AUDIO: Ex-detective calls on Fiji police to speed ... Auckland Polyfest opens out to all cultures, Pasting content into a rich text editor field. They are intended to "honour and commend people and organizations which have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the human rights embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in other United Nations human rights instruments". to fight against Iran’s discrimination of women, public events and on social media. Shajarizadeh is a struggle, “Freedom is Not A Crime.”. GENEVA, April 2, 2020 — China was appointed on Wednesday to a United Nations Human Rights Council panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators — including global monitors on freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detention — in a move that has sparked protest by international human rights activists.

former political prisoner; Russian dissident and world chess "This important Every year the Commission holds the Human Rights Awards to celebrate human rights achievements. Gala on November 1. A panel comprised of missions and organizations involved in the planning of the HRD Awards then shortlists five individuals/groups per category within the set-out guidelines for shortlisting candidates. The Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, a key gathering

Council, in testimony organized by UN The following will be taken into consideration: Three awards will be presented to the overall winners: To nominate your favorite HRD, Download the nomination form here, or nominate online via, All nomination forms should be sent back to the Defenders Coalition via [email protected] with a clear subject line “HRD AWARDS NOMINATION” by the 15th of August 2020, 11.59 P.M, For More Information:Visit the Official Webpage of the Human rights Defenders Award 2020, […] TweetezPartagezEnregistrerPartagez11 Partages Previous Post […]. The OECD Council will select a candidate to succeed the current Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, for a ... More>>, Binoy Kampmark: Factionalising Antisemitism: The British Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn, Whatever stance taken by followers of the British Labour Party on the subject of antisemitism within its ranks, the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn must be seen as an exercise of muscle on the part of Sir Keir Starmer. Rights, and recently co-authored a book in French about her Honor the extraordinary work of HRDs and groups of HRDs in the promotion and protection of human rights; Profile the work of HRDs and the challenges they face as agents of social change and transformation; Recognize and appreciate the human rights work of young and upcoming HRDs and HRD groups in Kenya and support talent; Enhance the safety and protection of all HRDs in Kenya; Recognize innovation in engaging with human rights work. Is the HRD or the group grassroots based? Released from prison, Shajarizadeh managed to of Revolution Street” and White Wednesday civil disobedience movements, protesting Iran’s compulsory hijab vital.”, "I am greatly honored to receive this award Payá; Turkish journalist Yavuz Baydar; Chinese dissident

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Will be held on the 27th of November 2020 in the presence of CSOs, the UN, the government, selected HRDs, representatives from the international missions, and the media who will cover the event. [2] As of December 2018[update], 64 awards have been presented, including nine awards presented posthumously (four to recipients who had been murdered while pursuing human rights for others). founder, the late Ambassador