Mary Shuttleworth

Medal for Social Activism 2019

Mary Shuttleworth and Youth for Human Rights received the 2019 Peace Summit Medal for Social Activism, in recognition of their work to educate the youth of the world on the importance of human rights, through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The organization, Youth for Human Rights, has distributed more than 9 000 000 booklets on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in more than 190 Countries. Their human rights videos have been played on local television stations in 27 languages. Youth for Human Rights has conducted programs under the guidance of Nobel Peace Prize laureates José Ramos-Horta in Timor-Leste, Oscar Arias Sanchez in Costa Rica and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa, and many other locations around the world.