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(1) Nomination process open for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Front Line Defenders is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. The annual Front Line Defenders Award was established in 2005 to honour the work of a human rights defender who, through non-violent work, is courageously making an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, often at great personal risk to themselves. The Award seeks to focus international attention on the human rights defender's work, thus contributing to the recipient’s personal security.

If you would like to nominate a human rights defender for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, please click here. Please note that nominations can be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic via the Front Line Defenders website. Please note that the nomination process will remain open until midnight (12am GMT) on 19 January.

(2) Applications open for the Global Citizen Award (GCA)

The GCA encourages and recognises international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. 

Who is it for?

All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. The 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing the award to be reflective without restriction on when they went volunteering.

What will volunteers get from it?

  • Champion global justice issues

  • Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development

  • Social media, advocacy and blog writing skills

  • Network and make connections with like-minded people

  • Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network

For further information and to apply, please click here