On 28 May 2017, Amnesty International Philippines launched the first ever human rights awards in the country, the Ignite Awards for Human Rights. With the aim of recognizing human rights defenders, who brought about impact through their work by changing peoples lives, Ignite Awards for Human Rights aim is to accord human rights defenders the highest regard for the work they do thereby promoting human rights work bringing impact towards changing ordinary peoples lives. Ignite Awards serves as a tool in transforming the perception of Filipinos about human rights by showing that even ordinary people can do extraordinary work while bringing back prestige to activism and taking action for human rights.

Honoring Human Rights Defenders

As a way to give back to the selfless people exerting unyielding efforts so that everyone can enjoy all human rights for all, Amnesty International Philippines enjoins you to help us seek out human rights defenders whose contributions to the advancement of human rights in the Philippines have resulted to immensely improved lives of those who will otherwise be marginalized or oppressed. Let us celebrate the BRAVE!

See Season One, 2018 Recipients here.

Ignite Awards Board of Judges Seasons 1 and 2
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