Nominations for the Human Rights Tulip 2015 are now open.
The Human Rights Tulip is an award given by the Dutch government. Every year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards the Human Rights Tulip to a human rights defender who promotes and supports human rights in innovative ways. Hivos has been selected to help guide the selection process and will support the winner to further develop and scale up their innovation.
You are invited to put forward a person or organisation as a candidate between June 15 and July 15, 2015 at www.humanrightstulip.nl. The winner will be selected by the Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs on the basis of public voting and the advice of an independent jury. Individuals and organisations can win global recognition and support worth € 100.000 to further develop and scale up their innovation. In consultation with the winner, a working visit to the Netherlands will be organised to coincide with the award ceremony in The Hague on December 10.
Please invite your networks to put forward candidates via the same website and encourage human rights defenders within your network to nominate themselves for the Human Rights Tulip 2015 as well.
In 2014 the Human Rights Tulip was awarded to Mideast Youth, an organisation that builds online platforms to give a voice to people working to improve human rights. It is using the prize money to build a new platform that human rights defenders and their organisations can use to improve the presentation of information, work together more effectively and reach a wider audience.