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5 NGOs win the Human Rights award of the French Republic 2014

March 7, 2015

While on the subject of awards for human rights, I see that I missed the announcement of the winners of the Human Rights award of the French Republic (Prix des Droits de l’homme de la République française) which was made on 9 December 2014. With apologies here it is:
Les lauréats - Crédits photo : MJ/DICOM/Caroline Montagné

Five NGOs each received 14 000 € to implement their projects which are in line with the two themes selected by the Jury that year: child exploitation and rights of women:

  1. Aurélie Socias, representing the French NGO Sengsavang (formerly called AFESIP Laos).
  2. Agnès Razafindramanga Leteurtre representing the NGO “Enfance et malnutrition” working in Madagascar.
  3. Patricia Beltran, for the NGO Enda El Alto, in Bolivia.
  4. Mokhtar Bassant for the Foundation Gozour (meaning roots) from Egypt.
  5. Harivola Rakotoarindrasata for the Focus Development Association from Madagascar.

5 special mentions as encouragement were also made:

  • The Anh Duong association in Vietnam
  • The Shakti Samuha association in Nepal
  • The association Women’s Empowerment Link in Kenya
  • The Fight Against Child Exploitation Foundation (FACE) in Thailand
  • The association Cepaz in Venezuela.

For more information especially on the work by these NGOs see the official press release (in French):Justice / Portail / Remise du Prix des Droits de l’homme de la République française.

For more information on this or other awards: http://www.brandsaviors.com/thedigest/award/prix-des-droits-de-lhomme-de-la-république-française

Corporate leader receives award as Human Rights Defender in Minneapolis

June 12, 2014

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On 25 June 2014, Marilyn Carlson Nelson will receive The Advocates’ 2014 Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award in Minneapolis [see http://www.trueheroesfilms.org/thedigest/award/don-and-arvonne-fraser-human-rights-award]. The winner this year is an interesting choice as it is rare to give a human rights award to a corporate leader.  Named as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, the former CEO and chairman of Carlson, is an unusual human rights defender. Under her leadership, Carlson became the first major U.S.-based travel company to commit to training its hotel employees to watch for and report child sex abuse when she signed the travel industry’s International Code of Conduct to end sexual exploitation and trafficking of children. She also helped to defeat the Minnesota marriage amendment that was before the state’s voters in 2012. The op-ed she wrote for the Star Tribune went viral and encouraged other Minnesota business leaders to voice their support for LGBTI rights.

via Outstanding Human Rights Defenders Being Honored at Awards Dinner, June 25 | The Advocates Post.

China: Ms Ye Haiyan, defender of children & women’s rights, defends herself and is detained following assault

June 1, 2013

On 30 May 2013, human rights defender Ms Ye Haiyan was detained by police after being assaulted at her home in Guangxi province, China. Ye Haiyan is an advocate for the rights of sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS. She has been consistently targeted over the past number of years because of her work.Frontline NEWlogo-2 full version - cropped

Just before 12pm on 30 May 2013, a group of plainclothes women arrived at Ye Haiyan’s home  and began to physically attack her. Ye Haiyan was alone with her 13-year-old daughter at the time and managed to send out a series of messages on Twitter appealing for help and asking her followers to report the incident Read the rest of this entry »