The award is an acknowledgement to leading actors in the field of human rights and education.
Last year’s awardees included:
- Antonio Lopez, Human Rights Undersecretary of Chiapas, Mexico on behalf of Governor Juan Sabines Guerrero of the State of Chapias, for his work to incorporate the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the new state constitution, giving it the force of law for the people of his state.
- Joanne Tawfilis, Founding Executive Director of the Art Miles Mural Project, for promoting peace by involving children from countries throughout the world in painting murals.
- Eleonora Frigerio, Vice President of the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance in Italy, for building schools in Ghana for thousands of young children who would otherwise not benefit from the right to education and for providing human rights education to the Tibetan children in exile in Dharamshala, India.
- Dusin McGahee, President of Youth for Human Rights Florida, for involving Youth for Human Rights chapters from around the world in the International Walk for Human Rights he established to commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10.
This year’s award ceremony will be held on the 7th September 2012 in Brussels, as part of the Annual International Human Rights Summit. Confirm now your attendance.