Human rights activists across Australia are encouraged to nominate now for the NSW Human Rights Award, with entries closing on Friday, 21 August 2015.
The NSW Human Rights Award pays tribute to a person who has made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the advancement of human rights. The NSW Government supports the tireless efforts of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate and this Award will provide an opportunity to recognise an exceptional individual in this field.
The Award was established in recognition of Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, who personally saved tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust. The winner of this Award will be announced at a special ceremony hosted by the Hon. John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Multiculturalism, on 22 September 2015.