December 10, 2022
The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue held for the second time its Human Rights Recognition Awards (HRRA) on Zoom, Friday 9 December 2022. The 2022 edition celebrated Youth in Human Rights Advancement. Four Awards were given in recognition of outstanding contributions and innovative projects undertaken by youth at the community level, where they have made a significant positive impact.
During the virtual ceremony, Ms. Visaka Dharmadasa, Founder and Chair of the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action and a collective Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (2005), served as the chairwoman of the international selection jury and announced the Awardees.
Recipients of the Award for Youth Human Rights Champion were Jose Adolfo Quisocala (Peru), Dr. Kriti Bharti (India), and Stacy Dina Adhiambo Owino (Kenya). The title of the Award of Honour went to Tamara Altibi from Palestine.
The Awardees delivered inspiring speeches about their work to promote human rights in the field. Participants from all over the world attended the online Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony is held in recognition of the International Human Rights Day, observed annually on 10 December. The Geneva Centre thanks all applicants and the wonderful nominees that participated in the 2022 Human Rights Recognition Awards.
You can watch the full Awards Ceremony here.
The eight finalists: