Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

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The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award was created by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial in 1984, now known as the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to honour individuals around the world who show courage and have made a significant contribution to human rights in their country.

In addition to receiving a financial award, laureates can partner with the RFK Center on projects to advance their human rights work, benefiting from the resources and technologies at the foundation's disposal. Some have achieved their goals, some are in exile from their home country. The majority continue to live in their home country and work with the support of the center to establish the human rights they are working for.

Since 1984, awards have been given to 37 individuals & organizations, from 24 different countries.


Year Laureate[1][2] Country or organization
2018 Color of Change  United States
International Indigenous Youth Council
March For Our Lives
United We Dream
2017 Alfredo Romero  Venezuela
2016 Just Leadership USA  United States
Andrea C. James
2015 Natalia Taubina  Russia
2014 Adilur Rahman Khan  Bangladesh
2013 Ragia Omran  Egypt
2012 Librada Paz  United States
2011 Frank Mugisha  Uganda
2010 Abel Barrera Hernández  Mexico
2009 Magodonga Mahlangu  Zimbabwe
Women of Zimbabwe Arise
2008 Aminatou Haidar  Western Sahara
2007 Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah  Sudan
2006 Sonia Pierre  Dominican Republic
2005 Stephen Bradberry  United States
2004 Delphine Djiraibe  Chad
2003 Coalition of Immokalee Workers  United States
2002 Loune Viaud  Haiti
2001 Darci Frigo  Brazil
2000 Martin Macwan  India
1999 Michael Kpakala Francis  Liberia
1998 Berenice Celeyta  Colombia
Gloria Florez
Jaime Prieto
Mario Calixto
1997 Sezgin Tanrikulu  Turkey
Senal Sarihan
1996 Anonymous  Sudan
1995 Kailash Satyarthi  India
Nguyen Dan Que  Vietnam
Doan Viet Hoat  Vietnam
1994 Wei Jingsheng  China
Ren Wanding
1993 Bambang Widjojanto  Indonesia
1992 Chakufwa Chihana  Malawi
1991 Avigdor Feldman  Israel
Raji Sourani  Palestine
1990 Amilcar Mendez Urizar  Guatemala
1989 Fang Lizhi  China
1988 Gibson Kamau Kuria  Kenya
1987 Kim Geun-tae  South Korea
In Jae-keun
1986 Zbigniew Bujak  Poland
Adam Michnik
1985 Allan Boesak  South Africa
Beyers Naude
Winnie Mandela
1984 CoMadres  El Salvador

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  1. ^ "Human Rights Award". Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Venezuela's Alfredo Romero named 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award laureate". Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 

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