The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award honours an individual or group of individuals who stand up to oppression at grave personal risk in the nonviolent pursuit of human rights. Since inception, the Human Rights Award has honoured activists from 30 countries.
They forge strategic partnerships with laureates whose work advances human rights causes all over the world. In combining resources and collaborating on strategy, their laureates amplify their transformative work to a worldwide audience.
Over the past 36 years, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award has honored over 50 activists and organisations from 30 countries who are living out Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy and cannot stand aside in the face of injustice.
The Award recognises outstanding individuals and supports the work of the Laureate on an ongoing basis through strategic litigation, training and capacity building, and advocacy before governments, international organisations, and other institutions.
Help us honor Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy by nominating a human rights defender. They depend on friends and allies like you to help us find a hero living out Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a better and more just world. Please take a moment to learn more about the nomination process, and if you know someone fighting for justice, please submit their name.