First launched in 2015, this is the world’s only award that celebrates great deeds in legal empowerment. The 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize will continue highlighting the unsung pioneers of our movement. Each winner will receive up to US $10,000.
“This award put our work on the world stage. For a small NGO, the prize money was crucial to expand our team and scale our legal empowerment efforts in India,” writes Jayshree Satpute, co-founder of Nazdeek, the inaugural Grassroots Justice Prize winner.
“It can be a lonely battle – it’s you against a very unresponsive world, and all of a sudden you discover that somebody else out there has recognized what you are doing. It gives a boost, it gives you greater power to continue doing what you are doing,” writes Eliahu Abram, board member of Kav LaOved, a 2017 Grassroots Justice Prize winner.
This year’s Grassroots Justice Prize will honor the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and public institutions who have demonstrated remarkable innovation, impact, and sustainability in their work. A panel of judges will select the winners of the $10,000 prize, while a public vote will be held for a smaller prize.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 8. Nominations must be received by Friday, February 22.
For more information on how to apply or nominate an organization, please visit www.justiceprize.org.