Amnesty international Gary Ware Legacy Award for Human Rights call for applications/nominations

26 September 2021


Amnesty International NZ invite applications/nominations of youth human rights advocates or youth-led human rights projects for the Gary Ware Legacy Award for Human Rights. The winning individual or group receives $4000 to assist their human rights project/work. Applications due by October 31. The award will be given to the winning project on December 10, UN Human Rights Day.

If you know of young human rights activist/advocate or youth-led project that is exciting, innovative and could make a difference in advancing human rights, we invite you to find out more at and make an application. It only takes 10 minutes to apply.

The award was established by Amnesty International New Zealand in 2020 with support from the family of Gary Ware, a passionate human rights advocate who inspired young people to get involved during his decades-long engagement in Amnesty International. Young people around the world are showing that they have the knowledge, the vision, the organising skills, the creativity and the determination to be a major part of the transformation of our societies. The award is part of Amnesty International’s broader work to support youth in the field of human rights.

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