IWTC Women's GlobalNet #292
Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide
January 31, 2006
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE PERDITA HUSTON HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD FOR 2006
PERDITA HUSTON (1936-2001), author and journalist, was committed to giving voice to women in developing countries. She focused her writing on the often-overlooked role of rural women. She recognized their struggle to survive, care for their families, and maintain their individuality in lives swept by change. Through her writing and activism, Perdita demonstrated a life-long commitment to improving the status of women everywhere.
Within hours of her death, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (Washington, D.C.) decided to establish the Perdita Huston Human Rights Award to celebrate Perdita Huston and to recognize the life and work of others who are outstanding advocates for women's rights in the Third World.
The 2006 Awardee will receive US$10,000
HOW DOES THE NOMINATION PROCESS WORK?
Anyone may nominate an individual whose life and work reflect the vision, compassion and commitment of the life and work of Perdita Huston and whose work continues the advocacy for, and empowerment of women.
1. Nominee's name, address, telephone number, e-mail and place of work.
WHEN ARE THE NOMINATION MATERIALS DUE?
Nominations can be sent electronically to
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, or mailed to:
Perdita Huston Human Rights Award
For more information, go to:
THE 2005 PERDITA HUSTON HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD RECIPIENT
Ranjana Gaur, Social Action Research Center (SARC)
“My dream is not just for my nation and my country, but for the whole world. It is that everyone should have equal rights, and humans should not exploit humans.” Ranjana Gaur.
An Outstanding Human and Women's Rights Activist
Challenging the social norms and bringing taboo subjects into the open for discussion and action is dangerous, especially for a young woman.
Ranjana Gaur is one of the few incredibly talented, accomplished individuals in this world who is a presence in every room she enters, just like Perdita Huston. Poised, independent, and determined with strong convictions - she is a woman leading social change, altering society's power structure and making contributions every day that make this world a better place for women and girls. She exemplifies Perdita's vision and commitment to empowering women in the global south to be determining the path of their own futures, and the futures of their daughters.
Read more about Ranjana Gaur at:
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