Reebok Human Rights Foundation

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Reebok Human Rights Foundation

Their mission "is to support human rights organizations, defending and extending human rights around the world, such as Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, and The Carter Center. The Foundation also sponsors innovative programs targeted to address specific human rights issues. Two such programs include Witness, an organization that provides activists with technology tools to document human rights abuses, and the Indonesian Worker Health Initiative, a program to improve the health of urban factory workers.

"On the national level, the Foundation supports a short list of major, national organizations devoted to furthering the achievement of social and economic equality. National grant recipients have included the National Council of La Raza, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Urban League, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Ms. Foundation for Women...

"The Foundation also provides $50,000 grants to recipients of the Reebok Human Rights Award. This award recognizes activists under the age of 30, who have made significant contributions to the field of human rights strictly through nonviolent means. Since the awards were established in 1988, more than 60 recipients from over 35 countries have received the award." [1]

History

"In 1988, Amnesty International invited Reebok to be the sponsor of its Human Rights Now! World Tour. That tour, which featured artists Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour, carried messages of freedom and justice to millions of people in 23 cities on four continents. That experience inspired us to place human rights at the center of our corporate culture. That same year, we established the Reebok Human Rights Award program." [2]

2004 Grants ($10,000 and above) [3]

Various 2005 Grantees

Contact

Web: http://www.reebok.com/Static/global/initiatives/rights/text-only/foundation/

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. Home, Reebok Human Rights Foundation, accessed January 21, 2008.
  2. Our History, Reebok Human Rights Foundation, accessed January 21, 2008.
  3. Annual Report 2004-05, Reebok Human Rights Foundation, accessed January 21, 2008.