Silver Rose Awards
Alexandr Starikevich and staff of Belaruski Chas Newspaper (Belarus)
The biggest opposition newspaper in Belarus. The staff of Belaruski Chas has risked life to defend trade union rights and freedom for the media in Belarus.
Sima Samar (Afghanistan)
First Woman Minister of Afghanistan for Women’s
Affairs, Dr Samar practiced as a doctor in border refugee camps, setting
up clinics, promoting the rights of Afghan women and children. She's
now Head of the Human Rights Commission in Afghanistan.
Jean-Michel Folon (Belgium)
For his continued promotion of human rights through his artwork, including an illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Promotion et Appui aux Initiatives Feminines (PAIF) (Democratic Republic of Congo)
For their work monitoring human rights abuses against women, assisting women to fight for their rights in court cases, running micro-credit programmes and for drawing attention to the widespread use of sexual violence in war.