Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRDN) has re-opened the call for nominations for the 2nd Edition of Human Rights Defenders Shield Awards. The awards will honor exceptional individuals who peacefully promote and protect universally recognized rights as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Altogether six awards will be presented; one overall award and five sub-regional awards:
– Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Award – East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Award – West Africa Human Rights Defenders Award – Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Award – Central Africa Human Rights Defenders Award – Northern Africa Human Rights Defenders Award
(Both individuals and organizations are eligible for the award)
Nomination will be open until 31st July 2015. Please fill out the nomination forms: English French. Submissions can be made in Arabic, French, English or Portuguese. Return your nomination to [email protected]. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email/telephone. The winners will be selected by a jury consisting of 3 Pan-African steering committee members and 1 representative from each sub-region. The awards will be presented to the winners in October 2015.
About Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network
The PAHRD.Net aims at contributing to a safe legal and working environment for HRD’s and providing ongoing and effective support to human rights defenders through building their capacity in protection curriculum and advocacy in order to ensure that those defenders can in turn offer greater protection to the victims and witnesses they work with. It further seeks to support the efforts by other stakeholders to mainstream defenders’ protection into the agenda of key stakeholders, notably relevant national authorities, national and international organizations and foreign governments. Please join our exciting #Wedefend Campaign on Twitter @panafricannet and for more information follow us on Facebook @Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network