The Ginetta Sagan Award 

Type of project:  The purpose of the Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA is to support courageous women human rights defenders who are working in dangerous contexts to further the rights of women and children. The award recognizes individual accomplishment, but also serves as a beacon of hope to women everywhere who are fighting for human rights.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Nominees must: be the Founder and/or Executive Director of an organization; be under threat for her activism; have proven effective at addressing human rights issues; have brought about significant change in her country, region, or issue through her work. Political party leaders or government officials / employees are not eligible.

Award size: $20,000. The money is awarded to the individual, not the organization.

Closing date:  1 September