The 2014 National Human Rights Award initiative

Tell us your story

Since 1999, the Pacific Human Rights Award has been organised and offered at the regional level.

This year 2014, RRRT is proud to announce that the initiative will be taken down to the national level in 6 Pacific Island countries namely FSM, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu to be rolled out in collaboration with relevant Government ministries and institutions in those countries.

Human rights stories are currently being sought for the National events in the above countries. The theme for this year is 'Human rights in everyday life'.

The award will be given to best stories of outstanding advancement of everyday human rights by individuals or groups and winning stories will be submitted for the 2015 Pacific Human Rights Awards. Human rights include economic, social and cultural rights such as the right to good health, education and housing.

The story submitted must capture and demonstrate the strong commitment of an individual or groups in the realisation of any human right within the framework of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the past 3 years, and can be submitted in any medium (print, audio, visual) or as an artwork.

The stories will be reviewed by a panel who will be looking at the quality of the story in terms of it showing outstanding human rights advancement, the quality of the narration/presentation and the creativity shown in the presentation.

The closing date for the receipt of stories is 30 October 2014. Winners and awards will be announced on 10 December 2014, International Human Rights Day. To learn more about the national human rights awards, follow the links below.

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Kiribati Human Rights Awards

Guidelines for entry


Tonga Human Rights Awards

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Samoa Human Rights Awards

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Tuvalu Human Rights Awards

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Solomon Is Human Rights Awards

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FSM Human Rights Awards

Guidelines for entry

 For further information, contact Jilda Shem, SPC RRRT Communication's Officer on email [email protected]

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).