2023 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Nomination Form
Submissions due by December 14, 2022

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.

Over the past 39 years, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award has recognized 57 outstanding activists and organizations from 31 countries. Honorees receive a cash prize of $30,000, but what sets this awards program apart is that they also receive ongoing support for their important work from RFK Human Rights—through campaigns and mobilization, strategic litigation, training and capacity-building, and other forms of critical support for their work and movements.

Please note, users should only submit one entry each. If you're interested in submitting multiple nominations for consideration, please contact advocacy@rfkhumanrights.org.

Nominator Information

Nominee Information

Please provide a detailed response to the following questions. Providing more detail will allow our review team to better determine your nomination's qualifications.

Has the nominee received or been nominated for any human rights awards in the past? *

How does the nominee conduct human rights work? *

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