|Lenin Raghuvanshi at PVCHR office|
The City Council announced on 23rd June, 2010 in session 16 to give human rights prize of the city of Weimar in 2010 , Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of the Indians .
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi has been working 15 years for the rights and interests of the Dalits (members of the lower caste), primarily in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. As the founder of the " Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights ( PVCHR ), he strove to maintain and enforce the fundamental rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women , Dalits and indigenous minorities.
Dr. Raghuvanshi with his committee put in place structures that allow it to demand these basic rights. He also documented many kind of human rights such as starvation, police torture, child labor, etc., and tried through cooperation with local human rights groups to care for the victims individually. Because of its commitment to human rights are he, his family and associates permanent hostility (including death threats ) exposed by political opponents. Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi was proposed by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom".
On 19 June 2010 's at 10.15 clock the 12th Charity soccer tournament was opened by the Mayor on the football field in Tröbsdorf and it benefit the Human Rights Prize of the City of Weimar From 10.30 then the preliminary round matches begin for the big tournament of the Weimar Arts and company teams in favor of the Weimar Human Rights Award, which annually on 10 will be awarded in December , the International Human Rights Day .
All Weimar and Weimarerinnen are invited to participate in this beautiful day in football in Tröbsdorf with passionate flag-waving and loud support of their favorites as an audience.
The city of Weimar has the honor to remember their special historical responsibility and give a sign for all the nameless victims of dictatorships and tyrannies in the world, a human rights award.
Weimar is a city in Germany famous for its cultural heritage. Weimar's cultural heritage is vast. It is most often recognised as the place where Germany's first democratic constitution was signed after the First World War, giving its name to the Weimar Republic period in German politics, of 1918–1933. However, the city was also the focal point of the German Enlightenment and was where writers Goethe and Schiller developed the literary movement of Weimar Classicism. The city was also the birthplace of the Bauhaus movement, founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, with artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and Lyonel Feininger teaching in Weimar's Bauhaus School.
Weimar has as many three entries in UNESCO's World Heritage List: Classical Weimar fronting 13 buildings and architectural ensembles, the 3 Bauhaus buildings and the Memory of the World, containing handwritten manuscripts by Goethe.
Sonja Biserko is one of the best known human rights activists in Serbia. She is one of the few who dared even in the days of the Milosevic regime , to raise their voice against the crime. She is President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia "and various other non-governmental organizations for the enforcement of human rights active.
Mrs. Jestina Mukoko is chairman of the human rights organization " Zimbabwe Peace Project ( ZPP ). The organization was founded in 2000 and is one of the leading organizations in Zimbabwe , human rights violations , document and publish for the rights of victims and persecuted. Mrs. Mukoko directs this organization since 2007.
Issam Younis has been the foundation of the human rights organization Al Mezan Director and thus driving and decisive force of the organization. The NGO is working under difficult conditions in Gaza and proves every day that it is committed to the protection and respect for human rights without fear or favor and without partisanship .
The Indian human rights activist Nimisha Desai is co-founder and Director of Women's Rights Organisation OLAKH (Identity). She has been fighting for over 20 years for women's rights in India.
Award Winners 2006
The life of independent journalists and psychologists Guillermo Farinas is marked by the confrontation with the dictatorship in his native Cuba. Born on 03 January 1963 in the poor district of La Chirusa in Santa Clara , he is sent to his education and attended the Military Academy as a cadet in the war in Angola .
Until 1994 Libkan Basajewa worked as a lecturer Lecturer of Russian Literature and Linguistics at the University of Grozny. Since 1994 she is fighting against the war in their country. They documented numerous cases of Chechen citizens who were murdered by soldiers , humiliated or were abducted and reported it before the Council of Europe
Award Winners 2004
Paul Polansky, Born 2/1/1942 . in Mason City, Iowa (USA ) as a child of German and Czech immigrants , left in protest against the Vietnam War, the United States and lived in Europe. In 1990 he settled in Prague and devoted himself to the discriminated against Roma and Sinti , about whose fate he has published nine books.
Mr. Riad Seif, Born 1946 , former independent member of the Syrian National Assembly and head of the ' National Dialogue Forum ', has been involved in years of very courageously for democracy and civil rights in his country. He calls for political reforms and democratic elections.
Prize Winners 2002
The organization 'Jamaicans for Justice' was started in 1999 as a non-partisan citizens' action group to life. It is made for the brave one realization of human rights in their country. Jamaica is the world's first country to human rights has canceled the agreement.
Woman Shahnaz Bokhari, 45 years old and mother of four children, founder and director of the refuge is the Progressive Woman 's Association in Rawalpindi. She has her father's house as a refuge and shelter for women victims of male violence , were made available.
counts for three decades Father Shay Cullen, A member of the Irish Columban Order, the world's most dedicated critics and opponents of sex tourism and child prostitution. For this use gives the city its Weimar this year's Human Rights Award at the International Human Rights Day , 10 December 2000.
Woman Heike Chamber, Born 1960, has been working very hard in 1980 to ensure that human rights are respected. As an employee of the international peacekeeping brigades accompanied Mrs. chamber including in Guatemala , El Salvador and Mexico to help and advice , human rights groups , returning refugees, strike or displaced from their ancestral land farmers.
Jean -Paul Bengehya MuhananoBorn in 1968 , sits in an environment of civil war, country, happened in the atrocities of unimaginable in , horrible way for a mediation between the population groups.
The proposal for the award to Ms. Meral Danis - Bestas handed " Amnesty International " one . The human rights organization , Ms Meral Danis - Bestas and appreciate them as gefährsdet . The proposal explains that : "... The lawyer has been active since her student days - for about ten years ago - in Diyarbakir in the human rights work.
Dr. Beko Ransome- Kuti has been honored for his human rights work, in which he has been working since 35 years to ensure that all patients receive access to good medical care , not just the elites of Nigeria.
Dr. Luis Guillermo Pérez Casas is honored for its diverse commitment to human rights was . As a member of the Colombian Association of Lawyers ' Democratas Abogados " (Democratic lawyers ) give legal advice and legal aid for victims of political violence.
Selim Beslagic has used since the beginning of the war in his country to ensure that the people of all nationalities and religions live together in the great industrial city of Tuzla Bosnian further and defend themselves jointly against the chauvinism that has been brought in from outside and will be.
Walter Schilling is within the opposition movement of the former GDR, one of the personalities who have fearlessly committed to human rights. The name of the now 60-year Walter Schilling is inextricably linked with his Braun of action village where he was several generations of young people contact and retreat.
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