Australia is lucky to have a wealth of young people who are making a real difference on human rights issues – from racism, mental health and Indigenous affairs, to sex discrimination, disability rights and LGBTIQ issues. Each year, the Young Person’s Medal recognises this amazing work. Last year’s medal went to Georgie Stone (pictured, centre), a transgender advocate who campaigned for laws to be changed to allow transgender children and their families access to treatment without Family Court approval.
If you know an amazing young person who deserves to be applauded for their commitment to making Australia a better place and to ensuring our rights and freedoms are enjoyed equally, by all, NOMINATE them by AUGUST 5 to make sure they get the recognition they deserve!
2018 is a special year for the Human Rights Awards, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration underpins international human rights law and inspires us to work to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity.
The nine Awards categories are:
- Human Rights Medal
- Young People’s Human Rights Medal
- Business Award
- Racism. It Stops With Me Award
- Media Award
- Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Law Award
Details and nomination forms are online at http://hrawards.humanrights.gov.au.