The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award identifies and honors those who embody Robert F. Kennedy’s belief that the power of individual and collective moral courage can overcome injustice. Each year, we honor outstanding champions of social justice who stand up to oppression, even at great personal risk, in the nonviolent pursuit of human rights.
This year, we're proud to present the RFK Human Rights Award to Cameroonian human rights defenders Maximilienne C. Ngo Mbe and Felix Agbor Nkongho (Balla). These two courageous activists embody the civil society efforts from both the Anglophone and Francophone regions of Cameroon to work for human rights and democracy in the midst of conflict, closing civic space and high personal risks.
Join us in person in the Kennedy Caucus Room on June 7 to celebrate this year's laureates! Learn more and register today.