[URBANTH-L]ANN: The Reebok Human Rights Award

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Mar 28 20:49:51 EST 2006

Deadline: May 31, 2006

The REEBOK HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD recognizes young activists who have made 
significant contributions to human rights causes through nonviolent means. 
The Award aims to generate positive international attention for the 
recipients and to support their efforts. Since 1988, more than 60 recipients 
from over 35 countries have received the award. Honorees, who are 30 years 
of age or younger, receive a $50,000 grant from the REEBOK HUMAN RIGHTS 
FOUNDATION to further their work.  Nominees are submitted from around the 
world by prominent individuals in the human rights community and by 
non-governmental organizations.

At the request of the Reebok Human Rights Award Board of Advisors, you are 
invited to nominate a candidate for the 2007 Reebok Human Rights Award. 
Established in 1988, the Reebok Human Rights Award recognizes young people 
who are on the forefront of the fight for human rights in the United States 
and around the world.  In addition to a $50,000 grant, the Award brings 
national and international attention to each recipient's work, gives moral 
support to the recipient, and connects them to a network of 84 women and men 
from 38 countries.

Past Reebok Human Rights Award recipients have worked on protecting 
children's rights in Sierra Leone; monitoring human rights violations in 
Mexico; protecting the rights of indigenous peoples; protesting human rights 
abuses in Tibet; fighting the trafficking of women and children into sexual 
exploitation; fighting discrimination in the criminal justice system; and 
curbing unlawful police practices in the United States.

Candidates must be 30 years of age or younger, must not advocate violence or 
belong to an organization that advocates violence, and must be actively 
working, often against great odds, on some aspect of human rights as defined 
by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

For more information about the award and the nomination process, please 
visit: http://www.reebok.com/x/us/humanRights/text-only/awards/ The 
completed nomination form and all supporting material must be received by 
the Reebok Human Rights Award Program no later than May 31, 2006. 

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