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FOCUS June 2010 Volume 60

Human Rights Events in the Asia-Pacific

The Women's Fund for Peace and Human Rights is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Women's Human Rights Activities Award (Yayori Award) and the Yayori Journalist Award. The Yayori Award focuses on women activists, journalists, and artists who work with grassroots communities of the socially marginalized peoples in order to create a 21st century free from war and discrimination against women. Younger activists are especially encouraged to apply to support the development of future leaders. The nominees may either be individuals or groups from Asia (mainly). The Yayori Journalist Award focuses on women journalists and artists (individuals or groups) who vividly describe and transmit the situation of women in the world with a gender perspective. The successful nominees in the two awards will receive an award certificate and 500,000 Yen each.

The submitted work of the winning nominee for the Yayori Journalist Award will be included in a Japanese publication later on. The nomination documents must be in Japanese language.

All nominations have to be submitted not later than 31 August 2010. Successful nominees will be announced on 1 November 2010, while the award ceremonies will be held on 4 December 2010.

For further information, please contact:
The Committee for the Yayori Award
C/O Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center 14-10-211 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031 Japan
ph (813) 3780 5245
fax (813) 3463 9752
e-mail: info-award@ajwrc.org

Women's Fund for Peace and Human Rights
AVACO building 2F, 2-3-18, Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051 Japan
ph (813) 3202 4633
fax (813) 3202 4634
e-mail: info@wfphr.org


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