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2006 AIUSA GINETTA SAGAN FUND AWARD

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2006 AIUSA GINETTA SAGAN FUND AWARD

The Ginetta Sagan Fund of AIUSA is now accepting nominations for its 2006 Annual Award for the Human Rights of Women and Children. Here is your opportunity to honor women who have made a difference in the lives of women and / or children. Previous winners include women originally from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Turkey, Somalia, and Uganda.

The Ginetta Sagan Fund recognizes and assists women who work to protect the lives and liberties of women and of children in regions of crises. The selection of our past winners is a poignant reminder of Ginetta Sagan’s own courage in her native Italy during World War II when she was imprisoned for her role in the resistance movement.

The Award is given annually to women who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, often in the face of personal danger, to help women and children who are victims of violence. The purpose of each award is to bring increased international scrutiny to a crisis region/issue for which the recipient works, to enhance the recipient’s ability to live and work freely, and to continue, expand and improve her work. To this end, a $10,000 grant is given to each award recipient.

The 2006 Award will be given to a woman who works on behalf of the human rights of women who meets the following criteria:
• Demonstrates courage, integrity and commitment to human rights principles, and
• Resides in, or is indigenous to, the crisis region.

Your nomination must include:
1) The nominee’s name, organization, title, and contact information
2) Your name, relationship to the nominee, and contact information
3) Information highlighting the individual’s qualifications, including any significant obstacles which she has overcome, and the circumstances under which she does the work for which she is being nominated.

Nominations must be received by December 19, 2005. Please send them to the GSF Award Committee, c/o AIUSA Western Regional Office, 350 Sansome Street, #630, San Francisco, CA 94104, tel. (415) 291-9233, fax (415) 291-8722, or e-mail gsf@aiusa.org. For more information about the Ginetta Sagan Fund and past Award winners, visit www.amnestyusa.org/sagan.

by [a former member] at 2005-11-08 13:00:39 UTC (ed. Jun 24 2006 ) New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

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