The Human Rights Tulip Award 2016: Call for Nominations
The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award of the Dutch government (organized by the Dutch MFA) for human rights defenders (individuals or organizations). The award started in 2008 and has over the years been awarded to individuals and organisations from a variety of countries who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. The aim is to put their valuable work in the public spotlight. Individuals or organizations working to promote and protect human rights anywhere in the world can be nominated.
By winning the award, the winner gains international recognition and the award comes with support worth €100.000 to assist the winner to further develop and scale up their work. The prize money enables the winner to further develop or expand the scale of their human rights work, benefiting more people, in as many places as possible. Annually the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Bert Koenders presents the award to the winner.
In 2015 the Human Rights Tulip was awarded to IRA-Mauritania, an organisation working to end slavery. It is using the prize money to expand and improve their work.
Individuals and organizations are welcome to nominate themselves or put forward a candidate between now and June 4 by filling out the nomination form. The link to make nominations is: http://www.humanrightstulip.nl/nominate
Published: June 2, 2016