Lantos Human Rights Prize
Awarding the Good Fight
On February 8, 2017, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice awarded another champion of freedom and courage with the Lantos Human Rights Prize.
The founder – Tom Lantos - and his wife, Annette, were Holocaust survivors who dedicated their lives to defending human rights issues across the globe. Mr. Lantos was also the only Holocaust survivor to serve in the U.S. Congress. Just days before his death in 2008, he requested that a non-profit be established in his name to continue their passionate fight.
The foundation established the Lantos Human Rights Prize to annually award worldwide defenders of human rights, freedom, and justice. We’re privileged to be a part of Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice by producing their prestigious award.
This year they honored the heroic Vian Dakhil for her undaunted and continuing mission to rescue enslaved Yazidi women and fearlessly defend all Yazidi people against genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State. Known as “ISIS’ Most Wanted Woman”, she saved thousands of lives through treacherous rescues missions and persuading Iraqi and U.S. governments to take action in aiding the Yazidi populace.
Read more about the Lantos Foundation and Vian Dakhil: www.lantosfoundation.org