Call for Nominations: 2014 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award
Human Rights First is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty. Those involved in human rights throughout the world are encouraged to nominate individuals or organizations who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to international human rights advocacy in areas such as human trafficking, religious freedom, LGBT rights, refugee protection, and defense of civil society, among others.
The award will be presented during Human Rights First’s Annual Human Rights Summit in Washington, D.C., in December 2014 and the winner will receive a $25,000 prize. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the award.
Some criteria to consider and include when nominating an organization or individual:
- The nominee’s work is unique or particularly distinctive;
- The nominee’s work has been effective in advancing human rights in a country other than the United States;
- The nominee faces any risk or insecurity as a result of the work; and
- The nominee would benefit significantly from receiving the Baldwin Award, either financially or as a result of publicity, in the form of enhanced protection, or in any other way.
Nominations are due on March 15, 2014.
The Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award, named in honor of the principal founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and the International League for Human Rights, was established in 1989 and is presented in alternating years by Human Rights First (awarded to international human rights advocates) and the ACLU (awarded to advocates in the United States).
For questions, please contact Mariel Perez-Santiago at PerezSantiagoM@humanrightsfirst.org or at 202-559-9815. A downloadable PDF version of the nomination form is available here.