What is the Pacific Human Rights Award?

A recipient of the 2013 Pacific Human Rights Awards, Joshko Wakaniyasi (middle) of IDEA Fiji with his award, 04 December 2013 A recipient of the 2013 Pacific Human Rights Awards, Joshko Wakaniyasi (middle) of IDEA Fiji with his award, 04 December 2013

In 1998, RRRT won the prestigious UNICEF Maurice Pate Award for its pioneering work in promoting human rights education for women and children in the Pacific.

RRRT now offers a similar award for the region to encourage the development of a human rights culture that will protect the rights and promote the well-being of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. The award has been offered in the past to individuals and groups; and has over the last few years, focused on specific human rights issues. 

The award is an opportunity not only to give public recognition to the achievements of the recipients themselves, but also to send a clear message to human rights defenders region wide that the Pacific community is grateful for, and supports, their tireless efforts to promote all human rights for all.

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SPC’s Regional Rights Resource Team receives core funding from the Australian Government and additional project support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP), European Union (EU) and the German Development Bank (KfW).