Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the best available public health recommendations relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), WOLA has decided to postpone our 2020 WOLA Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala. The Gala will now be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center
For their commitment to supporting, protecting, and defending migrants, asylum applicants, refugees and their families on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX)
For her leadership in restoring the human rights of asylum seekers at a time when the treatment of this population is anything but humane and dignified.
To be announced
Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation
Every year, WOLA honors organizations or individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote human rights, democracy, and justice in Latin America. Our awardees are organizations or individuals who exemplify a commitment to WOLA’s vision for the future, where human rights and social justice are the foundation for public policy.
WOLA’s 2020 Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala takes place at a time of monumental threats to human rights in the Americas. Now more than ever, it is critical to focus on the commitment and courage of those fighting for social justice.
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