The Rwandan Human Rights Awards is a Global Campaign for Rwandans’ Human Rights (GCRHR)’s initiative to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals, organisations and businesses that significantly contribute to advocacy, promotion and awareness raising in relation to Rwandans’ human rights.

Every day some truly amazing and brave people are using innovative ways fight to protect rights and freedoms of Rwandans, challenging the dictatorship and injustice against Rwandans living in Rwanda and abroad. 

Their work is more vital than ever and yet they are often unrecognised.

The Rwandan Human Rights Awards give us a unique opportunity to share their stories and shine a light on their remarkable work and to celebrate the hard-work, inspiration and dedication of those who champion the rights of ordinary Rwandan people.

On this Human Rights Day 10th December 2019, a panel of experts met and selected winners who have been fighting for justice, courageous campaigners standing-up to power, journalists uncovering uncomfortable truths, young activists bringing about change and brilliant individuals who’ve spent their lives and other lost their lives working to protect the rights and freedoms of Rwandans.

On this Human Rights Day selected winners of 2019 were as follow: