Human Rights
and Business Award

An annual award (with a $50,000 grant) for outstanding work by human rights defenders in the Global South* or former Soviet Union addressing the human rights impacts of business in those regions.

*Global South = Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East

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OFRANEH coordinator Miriam Miranda

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2023 award recipient


OFRANEH’s work in Honduras includes defending the self-determination and traditional ways of life of the Garífuna people; protecting their rights; and endeavoring to prevent displacement by tourist developments, retirement communities, African Palm plantations, Special Economic Zones, mining and hydroelectric projects, and drug cartels. OFRANEH members have been harassed, threatened, persecuted, kidnapped, disappeared and murdered, often as a result of defending their lands in the context of land grabs and disputes over ancestral territories.

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