Human Rights Project
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation invite nominations for the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. The Award is granted on an annual basis to individuals or organizations whose work has had an exceptionally positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights.
The Award will be presented at an official ceremony in New York in the spring of 2017. A $100,000 cash award will be given to the laureate individual or organization to support his/her ongoing work in the area of Human Rights Activism.
How to Nominate:
Please email complete nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: “ALBA-Puffin Award for HR Activism, 2017” by 31 August 2016. The application must include the following information:
- Name of the individual(s) or organization to be nominated;
- Nominee's direct contact information including: email, address, telephone, and website (if applicable);
- Name of the nominating individual(s) or organization;
- Nominator’s direct contact information, website, etc.;
- Justification for the nomination (300 words max.);
- Brief explanation of how the the activism of the International Brigades serves as a model of inspiration for the nominee's work (150 words max.).
The selection committee consists of a panel with representation from the Puffin Foundation, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and an Honorary Committee.
Laureates from previous years:
First ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2011): Judge Baltasar Garzón
Second ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2012): Kate Doyle and Fredy Peccerelli
Third ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2013): United We Dream
Fourth ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2014): Bryan Stevenson
Fifth ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2015): Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica
Sixth ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (2016): Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill