THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRIENDLY AWARDS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
The categories for presentation of the awards in 2023 are as follows:
- Human Rights Friendly Award to a: Country
- Human Rights Friendly Award to a: Corporation
- Human Rights Friendly Award to a: Jurisdiction
- Human Rights Friendly Award to a: Educational Institution
- Human Rights Friendly Award to an: Individual
- Human Rights Friendly Award in the Area of: Sustainability
ISHR’s awards program recognizes and celebrates outstanding contributions in the promotion of Human Rights Education, in line with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The ceremony is held every five years on December 10th, which marks International Human Rights Day as designated by the UN.
Please be aware that not all categories may be featured at every ceremony.
On December 10th, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Following this historic event, the Assembly urged all Member Countries to disseminate, display, read and expound the text of the Declaration, particularly in schools and other educational institutions, without discrimination based on political status.
The Human Rights Friendly Award recipients will be selected by ISHR’s Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. They will have an outstanding record in Human Rights Education, particularly in the areas indicated separately for each award.
The “Human Rights Friendly Award”
The award features a platinum-plated sculpture of a child. These sculptures will be crafted and donated by acclaimed Spanish artist, dEmo (Eladio De Mora), and are non-monetary in nature. All categories will receive the same award.
The “Human Rights Friendly Seal:
Recipients of the award will be authorized to use the Human Rights Friendly Seal in their public communications starting from the date they receive their “Human Rights Friendly Award”.
Deadline for Submissions:
Nominators and nominees are asked to please send a description of their ongoing and future plans and accomplishments to ISHR by regular mail or email by September 30, 2023.
The recipients are expected to travel to the U.S. to receive the Award at the ceremony in their honor.
HUMAN RIGHTS FRIENDLY AWARD 2018
International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR) celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the 1st Edition of The Human Rights Friendly Award at Miami Dade College‘s Wolfson Campus. The event also marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” by the United Nations General Assembly. The “Human Rights Friendly Award,” honored individuals and organizations that made significant contributions to Human Rights Education. The event was held in a packed auditorium and was MCed by Juan C Mendieta, Director of Communications at MDC, and Maria Elena Useche, ISHR’s board member.
The event began with a speech by Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, MDC’s President, who announced that the City of Miami had proclaimed December 7th as “Right to Culture Day” and presented an official Proclamation Certificate on behalf of Mayor Francis X. Suarez. He also presented MDC’s “Recognition Award” to Elizabeth Sanchez Vegas and Devorah Sasha, founders of ISHR, and ISHR’s President and Executive Director, respectively, for their tireless work in promoting Human Rights Education.
The event also unveiled Induction Chromatique, a work of art by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, which represented Article 27 of the UDHR, the Right to Culture. In addition to the unveiling, ISHR presented four Human Rights Friendly Awards in different categories. Frank Costoya Architect, P.A. received the Human Rights Friendly Corporation Award for their support of ISHR and the Route to Human Rights project. Carlos Cruz-Diez received the Human Rights Friendly Individual Award, and his son accepted the award on his behalf. Miami Dade College received the Human Rights Friendly Institution Award for its continuous support of Human Rights Education, and the Principality of Andorra received the Human Rights Friendly Country Award for its impressive contributions to the cause of Human Rights Education.
The event concluded with an animated reception, where attendees went outside to witness the unveiling of Cruz-Diez’s work of art on the South-facing wall of Building 1. The Miami College Orchestra, conducted by Prof. Alberto Bade, provided musical performances along with guest musicians Ed Calle and José Negroni. Overall, the event was a delightful and meaningful celebration of Human Rights Education and ISHR’s 10th Anniversary.