Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award

Price_3139-450x600On Thursday the 7th of April, we announce who will be 2016’s Civil Rights Defender of the Year! Every year at Defenders’ Days, Civil Rights Defenders recognises the work and achievements of one courageous human rights defender.

The prize is awarded a person who, despite risking his or her own safety, continues working to ensure that other people’s civil and political rights are recognised and protected.

Find out more about the award

Civil Rights Defender of the Year 2015

Last year’s recipient of the prize was Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. She is Coordinator for the Vietnamese Bloggers Network and well known for her use of social media to speak out against injustices and human rights abuses in Vietnam.

Her personal motivation for blogging about injustices in the country comes down to a very simple and personal reason; “I do not want my children to struggle and do what I’m doing now.”

Read our report about bloggers and the human rights movement in Vietnam, We will not be silenced, and watch the film about last years winner:

Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh – winner of the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2015.

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