Invitation - Annual Human Rights Defender’s Award Ceremony 2020

The European Union and Norway presents a Human Rights Defenders award annually to recognise an outstanding contribution by a human rights defender active in Uganda. Through an open call, over 50 nominations were received this year, covering many different topics and various parts of the country. A shortlist of three finalists was announced in May;

  • Victo Nalule is an active and inspirational advocate for disability rights, herself being a differently-abled women and founder of Tunaweza Initiative, an organization that is currently also involved in ensuring disabled women’s and children’s rights in the Covid-19 response.
  • Aimé Izilaba Moninga, an outspoken human rights defender, breaking new ground as leader of Men of Hope, the first organization for male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, acting both at national and international level.
  • Damon Wamara, a fearless and hands-on rights defender in the field of child victims of trafficking, in the country and within the region, leading the organization Dwelling places.

The European Union and Norway are now ready to announce this year’s award winner and are pleased to invite you to watch the EU+Norway Human Rights Defenders Award ceremony hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and telecasted LIVE on NTV Uganda on Thursday June 18 at 14.30.  The Award Ceremony shall be streamed online on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hILqJmK0wqg