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2013 Human Rights Award Ceremony

In a motively award ceremony

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera

received the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award for her courageous fight against homophobia and for implementation of LGBT rights in Uganda.

In the presence of approximately 800 guests, including members of the interntional jury, guest of honor from politics, justice, churches, economy, Nuremberg citizens and guest from different parts of the world, she called for ensuring respect for human rights:

Kasha Jacquelinge Nabagesera:

"...Human rights are not a gift to society, so it has to be understood that these are inherent rights and define us deeply as human beings.
I am human
before I am a lesbian
let that not be misunderstood by the oppresors...."

In addition to the present guests written wishes for the success of the award ceremony and congratulations to the prizewinner Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera from

Council of Europe
Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General
Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission

European Commission
Viviane Reding, Vice-President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

On the cccasion of the award ceremony an ecumenical church service was held. The sermon made during the sercive is also availalbe as download.

Special thanks are due to publisher Bruno Schnell for donating the award money, to Sparkasse Nürnberg and Mercedes-Benz Nürnberg for their generous support.

Further information

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