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Nominations Sought for Annual Human Rights Awards

Nova Scotians are being asked to nominate people and organizations in their communities who advance human rights education and promotion for the 2014 Human Rights Awards.

Nominations are being accepted until early next month for the awards, which recognize a commitment to making the province a more equitable and welcoming place to live.

The awards are presented by the Human Rights Commission and Partners for Human Rights. The award categories are individual, organization and youth.

“The people and organizations across Nova Scotia who work tirelessly to raise awareness of the day-to-day applications of our human rights often receive little recognition,” said Minister responsible for the Human Rights Act Lena Metlege Diab. “Their work is essential in maintaining the healthy, supportive relationships at the core of our communities.”

The awards will be presented at the International Human Rights Day celebration on Dec. 10 at Cole Harbour Place. The theme this year is Human Rights Education.

“Every relationship we have is bound in respect and dignity,” said Tracey Williams, interim director and CEO, Human Rights Commission. “Human rights are about relationships and what we all must do to maintain them.”

The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 3. For more information and nomination forms go to humanrights.gov.ns.ca .

Source: Release

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