NOMINATION DEADLINE FOR SUARAM 16th HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD EXTENDED TO 21 NOVEMBER 2014

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is pleased to announce that the deadline for submission of nomination for the SUARAM 16th Human Rights Award 2014 has been extended for one more week. The new deadline for submission of nomination is 21 November 2014.

Only communities or grouping of peoples are eligible for nomination. Nomination of an individual will not be accepted.  All nominations must be sent by email to [email protected] or by post or hand delivery to Suara Rakyat Malaysia,

433A, Jalan 5/46, Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

The selection of the winner of this award is based on three criteria:

  • Community or group of people which has struggled persistently and fearlessly in defending their rights, justice and dignity against oppression
  • Organization and leadership of the people which has empowered and activated their people in the process of struggle and to continue in their efforts to promote and protect human rights
  • Preference will be given to those who have made an impact in the current year

Progress for human rights has always been an uphill battle and it is necessary for human rights organisations to show solidarity supports for one another. The annual SUARAM Human Rights Award seeks to give recognition to NGO, local communities, and collectives in their outstanding and inspiring endeavours to protect and promote human rights activism in Malaysia.

This year, 15 years after the inaugural award was presented in 1999, SUARAM once again is proud to call for nominations for this award.

In deciding the winner, the judges will consider the impact, struggles, hardships that the community, group of people or organisations had been through in promoting, protecting and defending rights, justice and dignity against oppressions and all adversities.

The winner of the award will be announced at the launch of SUARAM Human Rights Overview 2014, to be held on 9th December 2014.

Previous winners of the award include:

1999    : The people of Kampung Sungai Nipah

2000    : The Reformasi Movement

2001    : Save Our Schools Damansara and wives of ISA detainees (joint winners)

2002    : Police Watch & Human Rights Committee

2003    : The former plantation workers’ community of Ladang Braemar

2004    : The Kuala Kuang villagers and the workers of Euromedical Industries (joint winners)

2005    : The Temuan Orang Asli Community from Kampung Bukit Tampoi in Dengkil

2006    : The Chin Refugee Committee and the Bukit Jelutong plantation community (joint winners)

2007    : The Coalition against Healthcare Privatisation and the residents of Kampung Sungai Terentang, Rawang (joint winners)

2008    : The Penan community of Ulu Baram, Sarawak and the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) (joint winners)

2009    : Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI)

2010    : Sg. Rinching Action Committee

2011    : Bersih 2.0 Working Committee and Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) (joint winners)

2012    : Himpunan Hijau and the Murum and Baram communities

2013    : Taskforce Against Kaiduan Dam and Taman Permata Dengkil committee (joint winners)

 

For more information on the criteria, nomination and selection process of Suaram annual human rights award 2014, please click the following link:

SUARAM HRA 2014

Public members may also contact Serene Lim at [email protected] or 03-77843525 for more information.

 

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Serene Lim

Coordinator

 

SUARAM 16th HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2014 – Call for nomination

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SUARAM is once again proud to announce the return of our annual Human Rights Award!

Human rights in Malaysia has always been controversial and oppression by the state government ensues every so often. Yet, civil societies have never ceased to defend human rights and stand against establishment.

Initiated in 1999 on the 10th anniversary celebration of SUARAM, this annual award seeks to give recognition to local communities and collectives in their outstanding and inspiring endeavours to protect and promote human rights activism in Malaysia.

This year, 16 years after the inaugural award was presented in 1999, SUARAM is once again calling for nominations for this award.

Click at the link below to find out more on how you can nominate a group or organisation that you find inspiring.

SUARAM HRA 2014

You can also contact us via phone 03 – 7784 3525 or email us at [email protected] should you have any further enquirers.

 

Warmest regards,

Serene Lim

Coordinator

SUARAM

SUARAM’S HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2012 & LAUNCH OF 2012 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT OVERVIEW

 

 

 

SUARAM’S HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2012 & LAUNCH OF 2012 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT OVERVIEW

Salam Perjuangan,

In conjunction with the International Human Rights Day 2012, SUARAM will launch its 2012 Human Rights Report Overview and present its 14th annual Human Rights Awards 2012.

SUARAM would like to extend an invitation to you or a representative(s) from your organization to attend the event which will be held at the following:

Date: Monday, 10th December 2012Time: 10.30 am – 1 pm (Registration will start after 10.00am)

Venue: Auditorium, KL/Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

*Refreshments provided.

Throughout this event, SUARAM aims to critically evaluate the human rights situation in Malaysia in 2012 and to give recognition to those who have selflessly struggled for the human rights cause.

This event will also be the perfect platform for us to foster solidarity in defending and advocating human rights in Malaysia. As such, your attendance will speak volumes in our mutual quest for a better Malaysia.

For enquiries and RSVP, please email [email protected] or call +603-7784 3525.

Thank you.

In Solidarity

Nalini Elumalai
Executive Director
SUARAM

Call for Nominations: SUARAM HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2012

Call for Nominations

SUARAM HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2012

Deadline: 30 November 2012

Initiated in 1999 on the 10th anniversary celebration of SUARAM, this annual award seeks to give recognition to local communities and collectives in their outstanding and inspiring endeavors to protect and promote human rights activism in Malaysia.

This year, 11 years after the inaugural award was presented in 1999, SUARAM once again calls for nominations for this award.

Previous winners

Previous winners have been diverse in their causes, but all of them have overcome tremendous hardships and tribulations in the fight for human rights. Winners in previous years were:-

1999: The people of Kampung Sungai Nipah.

2000: The Reformasi Movement.

2001: Save Our Schools Damansara and wives of ISA detainees (Joint winners).

2002: Police Watch & Human Rights Committee.

2003: The former plantation workers’ community of Ladang Braemar.

2004 The Kuala Kuang villagers and the workers of Euromedical Industries (Joint winners).

2005: The Temuan Orang Asli Community from Kampung Bukit Tampoi in Dengkil.

2006: the Chin Refugee Committee and the Bukit Jelutong plantation community (Joint winners).

2007: The Coalition against Healthcare Privatisation and the residents of Kampung Sungai Terentang, Rawang (Joint winners).

2008: The Penan community of Ulu Baram, Sarawak and the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) (Joint winners).

2009: Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI).

2010: Sg. Rinching Action Committee.

2011: Bersih 2.0 Working Committee and Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) (Joint Winners)

 

Guidelines

 

The guidelines are listed as below:-

 

1. ELIGIBILITY

 

  • Only communities or groupings of people are eligible for nominations. Nomination of an individual will not be accepted.
  • Nominations of family members of the SUARAM secretariat and staff will not be accepted.

2. NOMINATIONS

 

  • Nominations will be received from any party, be it from individuals or organizations.
  • The nominating party is required to complete the Nomination Form in the languages of English, Malay, Chinese or Tamil.
  • Supporting Documentation is to be in the languages of English, Malay, Chinese and/or Tamil. These can be photographs, videos, newspaper clippings, newsletter etc.
  • The Nomination Form is to be sent with supporting documentation to SUARAM, via fax, email and/or postal mail.

3. CLOSING DATE

  • Nominations will be closed on 30 November 2012.

4. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Community or group of people which has struggled persistently and fearlessly in defending their rights, justice and dignity against oppression.
  • Organization and leadership of the people which has empowered and activated their people in the process of struggle and to continue in their efforts to promote and protect human rights.
  • Preference will be given to those who have made an impact in the current year.

5. SELECTION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER

  • A panel of judges comprising individuals who have been involved in human rights work in the country will select the award winner.
  • The winner will be announced 10 December, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), Jalan Maharajalela, KL.

6. PRIZE FOR AWARD WINNER

  • The winner will receive an award to be determined by SUARAM.

Attached with this email is the nomination form.

For further enquiries, please contact: Maisarah

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel:  +603-7784 3525 /  7783 5724

Fax: +603 7784 3526

 

Call For Nomination: SUARAM 2012 Human Rights Award

Call for Nominations

 

SUARAM HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2012

Deadline: 20 November 2012

Initiated in 1999 on the 10th anniversary celebration of SUARAM, this annual award seeks to give recognition to local communities and collectives in their outstanding and inspiring endeavors to protect and promote human rights activism in Malaysia.

 

This year, 11 years after the inaugural award was presented in 1999, SUARAM once again calls for nominations for this award.

 

Previous winners

 

Previous winners have been diverse in their causes, but all of them have overcome tremendous hardships and tribulations in the fight for human rights. Winners in previous years were:-

 

1999: The people of Kampung Sungai Nipah.

2000: The Reformasi Movement.

2001: Save Our Schools Damansara and wives of ISA detainees (Joint winners).

2002: Police Watch & Human Rights Committee.

2003: The former plantation workers’ community of Ladang Braemar.

2004 The Kuala Kuang villagers and the workers of Euromedical Industries (Joint winners).

2005: The Temuan Orang Asli Community from Kampung Bukit Tampoi in Dengkil.

2006: the Chin Refugee Committee and the Bukit Jelutong plantation community (Joint winners).

2007: The Coalition against Healthcare Privatisation and the residents of Kampung Sungai Terentang, Rawang (Joint winners).

2008: The Penan community of Ulu Baram, Sarawak and the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) (Joint winners).

2009: Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI).

2010: Sg. Rinching Action Committee.

2011: Bersih 2.0 Working Committee and Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas (SMSL) (Joint Winners)

 

Guidelines

 

The guidelines are listed as below:-

 

1. ELIGIBILITY

 

  • Only communities or groupings of people are eligible for nominations. Nomination of an individual will not be accepted.
  • Nominations of family members of the SUARAM secretariat and staff will not be accepted.

2. NOMINATIONS

 

  • Nominations will be received from any party, be it from individuals or organizations.
  • The nominating party is required to complete the Nomination Form in the languages of English, Malay, Chinese or Tamil.
  • Supporting Documentation is to be in the languages of English, Malay, Chinese and/or Tamil. These can be photographs, videos, newspaper clippings, newsletter etc.
  • The Nomination Form is to be sent with supporting documentation to SUARAM, via fax, email and/or postal mail.

3. CLOSING DATE

  • Nominations will be closed on 20 November 2012.

4. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Community or group of people which has struggled persistently and fearlessly in defending their rights, justice and dignity against oppression.
  • Organization and leadership of the people which has empowered and activated their people in the process of struggle and to continue in their efforts to promote and protect human rights.
  • Preference will be given to those who have made an impact in the current year.

5. SELECTION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER

 

  • A panel of judges comprising individuals who have been involved in human rights work in the country will select the award winner.
  • The winner will be announced 8 December, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur. All nominees are required to be present at the ceremony (Venue & Date TBD).

6. PRIZE FOR AWARD WINNER

  • The winner will receive an award to be determined by SUARAM.

Attached with this email is the nomination form.

For further enquiries, please contact: Maisarah

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +603-7784 3525 / 7783 5724

Fax: +603 7784 3526

 

 

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