May 11, 2005

2005 Reebok Human Rights Award [call for nominations]

YOUNG PEOPLE: 2005 Reebok Human Rights Award [call for nominations]

Members of the international community of human rights and non-governmental organisations are urged to nominate young men and women to honour for their courage and contributions to further human rights.

The Reebok Human Rights Award was established in 1988, and has since then, provided 76 young activists from 35 countries support and encouragement at a critical time in their advocacy work. The award, which seeks to shine a positive, international light on the awardees and to support their work in human rights, provides recipients with a $50,000 grant from the Reebok Human Rights Foundation for the human rights organisation of their choice.

Human rights and NGOs are urged to nominate young men and women to receive the award. Candidates must be 30 years of age or younger. They cannot advocate violence or belong to an organisation that advocates violence, and they must be working on an issue that directly relates to the United Nations' "Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Women and men of all races, ethnic groups, nationalities, and religious backgrounds are eligible.

Past Reebok award recipients have been recognised for their work on such issues as: fighting for Native American land rights; protesting human rights abuses in Tibet; battling racial bias in the death penalty in the United States; protecting children in Zambia from physical and sexual abuse; monitoring human rights abuses in Nigeria; and combating sex trafficking in South Asia.

Nomination deadline: 31 May 2005

For more information, contact:
Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 10th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Tel.: +49 2365 502480
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