Dear Friends and Colleagues: I am delighted to share with you this call for nominations for the 2007 Ginetta Sagan Award for Women and Children's Rights. The 2007 Award will be given to a woman who has been working to promote and protect children's rights. The prize is $10,000, plus oppoturnities to do public education and awareness raising in the Bay Area and in Washington, DC. A PDF and MS Word format is available for download at: http://www.amnestyusa.org/ginettasaganfund/ Thank you for your time, Chivy Sok Ginetta Sagan Fund Committee =================================== CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2007 GINETTA SAGAN AWARD FOR WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS Amnesty International USA "Ginetta Sagan's name is synonymous with the fight for human rights around the world. She represents to all the triumph of the human spirit over tyranny." - President Bill Clinton PURPOSE The purpose of the Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA is to recognize and assist women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread. The 2007 award will be given to a woman who works on behalf of the human righs of children. The Ginetta Sagan Award recognizes individual accomplishment, but also serves as a beacon of hope to women everywhere who are fighting for human rights. The Award: * recognizes outstanding achievement, often at great personal risk * enhances the recipient's ability to live and work freely * protects the recipient's capacity to continue her work * brings increased international scrutiny to the crisis region or issue for which the recipient works The creation of the Ginetta Sagan Fund emphasizes that more human rights work must be done by and for women. The $10,000 award is announced and presented each year at the Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International USA. HISTORY OF THE GINETTTA SAGAN FUND For more than three decades, the late Ginetta Sagan, recipient of the 1996 Presidential Medal of Freedom, fought for the lives and rights of prisoners of conscience throughout the world. A tireless crusader and eternal optimist, Ginetta's passionate dedication inspired generations of human rights advocates. In honor of her humanitarian achievements, Amnesty International USA created the Ginetta Sagan Fund in 1994, one of AIUSA's first permanently endowed funds and the only fund that specifically addresses the needs of women and children. The Ginetta Sagan Fund ensures the continuation in perpetuity of Ginetta's human rights legacy and brings worldwide attention to the abuses perpetrated on women and children. For further information or to download the nomination form, please visit: http://www.amnestyusa.org/ginettasaganfund ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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