The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders honors individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional commitment to defending and promoting human rights, despite the risks involved. It strives to provide them with much needed protection, raising their public profile and gathering international support for their work.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:


Target group: human rights defenders

Operates worldwide 

The Martin Ennals Award is an annual prize for human rights defenders. Finalists and the laureate are selected by a Jury of 10 of the world’s leading human rights NGOs. The Award provides protection and support to human rights defenders who are at risk.