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African Human Rights Defenders Shield Awards

African Human Rights Defenders Shield Awards

Award Details

Focus theme
Activism, Human Rights Defenders, Rule of law, Civil Society, Civil and Political Rights

Geographical focus
Africa

Public nominations
Yes

Prize Money (EUR)
10000.00

Upcoming ceremony

Country
Uganda

Year Founded
2013

Year Discontinued

Award Frequency
Annual

Deadline
03/15/2019

Email
executive@defenddefenders.org

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About African Human Rights Defenders Shield Awards

the awards 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 Pan-African award and five sub-regional awards: – Pan-African Shield Award (Overall); – East and Horn of Africa Shield Award; – West African Shield Award; – Southern Africa Shield Award; – Central Africa Shield Award; – Northern Africa Shield Award. (prize money 10.000 for overall winner; 5.000 for regional winners)


Past Laureates

List of Award Laureates coming soon!


Links about African Human Rights Defenders Shield Awards