2012 ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism

August 9, 2011

ALBA is now accepting nominations for the

2014 ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism

About the Award:

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation invite nominations for the ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism. The Award is granted on an annual basis to individuals or organizations whose work has had an exceptionally positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights.

The Activism Award was established in 2011 to honor the International Brigades and all those who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War by connecting that legacy with international activist causes today, in particular the defense of human rights.

The Award will be presented at an official ceremony in New York in the spring of 2014. A $100,000 cash award will be given to the laureate individual or organization to support his/her ongoing work on the area of Human Rights Activism.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may send an email quoting in the subject line: “ALBA-Puffin Award for HR Activism, 2012” to by 30 September 2013. The application should include the following information:

1. Name of the individual(s) or organization to be nominated;

2. Nominee’s contact information, website, etc.;

3. Name of the nominating individual(s) or organization;

4. Nominator’s contact information, website, etc. ;

5. Justification for the nomination (300 words max.);

The selection committee consists of a panel with representation from the Puffin Foundation, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and an Honorary Committee.

More information on the First ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism here

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