Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, was created by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial in 1984, now known as the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to honour individuals around the world who show courage and have made a significant contribution to human rights in their country.

In addition to receiving a financial award, laureates can partner with the RFK Center on projects to advance their human rights work, benefiting from the resources and technologies at the foundation's disposal. Some have achieved their goals, some are in exile from their home country. The majority continue to live in their home country and work with the support of the center to establish the human rights they are working for.

Since 1984, awards have been given to 37 individuals and organizations, from 24 countries.

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights foundation also presents Ripple of Hope Awards annually to business, entertainment, and activist leaders. The name of the award is inspired by Kennedy's Ripple of Hope speech in 1966.[1][2] They first presented the award in 2007.[3]

LaureatesEdit

Year Laureate[4][5][6] Country or organization
2021 Guerline Jozef   United States
2020 Alessandra Korap Munduruku   Brazil
2019 La Unión del Pueblo Entero   United States
Angry Tías & Abuelas of the Río Grande Valley
Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee
2018 Color of Change   United States
International Indigenous Youth Council
March For Our Lives
United We Dream
2017 Alfredo Romero   Venezuela
2016 Just Leadership USA   United States
Andrea C. James
2015 Natalia Taubina   Russia
2014 Adilur Rahman Khan   Bangladesh
2013 Ragia Omran   Egypt
2012 Librada Paz   United States
2011 Frank Mugisha   Uganda
2010 Abel Barrera Hernández   Mexico
2009 Magodonga Mahlangu   Zimbabwe
Women of Zimbabwe Arise
2008 Aminatou Haidar   Western Sahara
2007 Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah   Sudan
2006 Sonia Pierre   Dominican Republic
2005 Stephen Bradberry   United States
2004 Delphine Djiraibe   Chad
2003 Coalition of Immokalee Workers   United States
2002 Loune Viaud   Haiti
2001 Darci Frigo   Brazil
2000 Martin Macwan   India
1999 Michael Kpakala Francis   Liberia
1998 Berenice Celeyta   Colombia
Gloria Florez
Jaime Prieto
Mario Calixto
1997 Sezgin Tanrikulu   Turkey
Senal Sarihan
1996 Anonymous   Sudan
1995 Kailash Satyarthi   India
Nguyen Dan Que   Vietnam
Doan Viet Hoat
1994 Wei Jingsheng   China
Ren Wanding
1993 Bambang Widjojanto   Indonesia
1992 Chakufwa Chihana   Malawi
1991 Avigdor Feldman   Israel
Raji Sourani   Palestine
1990 Amilcar Mendez Urizar   Guatemala
1989 Fang Lizhi   China
1988 Gibson Kamau Kuria   Kenya
1987 Kim Geun-tae   South Korea
In Jae-keun
1986 Zbigniew Bujak   Poland
Adam Michnik
1985 Allan Boesak   South Africa
Beyers Naude
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
1984 CoMadres   El Salvador

Ripple of Hope AwardEdit

Year Laureate Country
2021[7] Stacey Abrams   United States
José E. Feliciano
Deven Parekh
Hans Vestberg   Sweden
2020[2] Anthony Fauci   United States
Dolores Heurta
Colin Kaepernick
Dan Schulman
Dan Springer
2019[8] Nancy Pelosi   United States
J. K. Rowling   United Kingdom
Wendy Abrams   United States
Glen Tullman
2018[9] Barack Obama   United States
David Zaslav
Phil Murphy
Bruce D. Broussard
2017[10] Harry Belafonte   United States
Alex Gorsky
Hamdi Ulukaya   Turkey
2016[11][12] Howard Schultz   United States
Joe Biden
Scott Minerd
2015[13][14] Roger Altman   United States
Marianna Vardinoyannis   Greece
Tim Cook   United States
John Lewis
2014[15][16] Donato Tramuto   United States
Hillary Clinton
Robert De Niro
Tony Bennett
2013[3] Muhammad Yunus   Bangladesh
John Boyer   United States
2012[17][18] Taylor Swift   United States
Vincent Mai
2011[3] Al Gore   United States
Dennis Mathisen
2010[3] George Clooney   United States
Robert F. Smith
Marc Spilker
2009[3] Bono   Ireland
Wyclef Jean   Haiti
2008[3] Desmond Tutu   South Africa
Clive Davis   United States
Afsaneh Beschloss   Iran
2007[3] Bill Clinton   United States
Bob Pittman

†=Recipient returned their award.[19][20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "RFK Human Rights Honors 2020 Ripple of Hope Award Laureates". Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
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  4. ^ "Human Rights Award". Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Venezuela's Alfredo Romero named 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award laureate". Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Our Lareates". Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  8. ^ "Our 2019 Ripple of Hope Awards Gala is December 12!". Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  9. ^ "2018 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Laureates Announced". Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  10. ^ "2017 Robert F. Kennedy Annual Report" (PDF). Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. 2017 (PDF). Retrieved 2021-08-21. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Diamond, Jamie (2016-11-28). "US Vice President Joe Biden, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and Guggenheim Partners' Scott Minerd to Receive RFK Human Rights' 2016 Ripple of Hope Award". Politico. Archived from the original on 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  12. ^ Westcott, Lucy (2016-12-07). "Joe Biden compares 2016 to 1968". Newsweek. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  13. ^ Gordon, Amanda (2015-12-09). "Tim Cook Says the World Needs Robert F. Kennedy-Style Optimism". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  14. ^ "Tim Cook Accepts 2015 Ripple of Hope Award at RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights". MacRumors. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  15. ^ "Dunkirk native receives Robert F. Kennedy 'Ripple of Hope' Award". observertoday.com. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  16. ^ Gallagher, Noel K. (2014-12-17). "Former Ogunquit selectman gets Kennedy Ripple of Hope award". Press Herald. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  17. ^ "Taylor Swift Honored With RFK Center's Ripple Of Hope Award". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  18. ^ Miller, Julie (2012-12-04). "The Kennedy Family Fêtes Taylor Swift (But Where Was Ethel?)". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  19. ^ "JK Rowling returns award from group linked to Kennedy family". AP NEWS. 2021-04-20. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  20. ^ "JK Rowling returns award after Kerry Kennedy criticism". BBC News. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2021-08-20.

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