Thank you for submitting a nomination!

As part of our commitment to connecting US activists and philanthropists with global struggles for human rights, Grassroots International seeks to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the struggle for global justice and sustainable development. The ideal nominees would reside in Massachusetts and fulfill one or all of these criteria:
• Make a positive contribution toward achieving the human rights to land, water and food sovereignty in the Global South
• Work to change United States policies to support positive change and community-led development
• Help link grassroots movements in the U.S. with those in the Global South.

Using this online nomination form, tell us about someone whose dedication has inspired you and helped make a positive difference for global justice and human rights. All nominations must be received by March 8, 2013 to be considered.

Grassroots International is a human rights and international development organization that supports community-led sustainable development projects. Since 1983 we have worked in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, concentrating our efforts in areas where U.S. foreign policy has been an obstacle to positive change and where creative grassroots movements build local solutions to global problems. Our primary focus is on land, water and food as human rights and nourishing the political struggle necessary to achieve these rights.

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* 1. Your Information:

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* 2. Nominee Information

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* 3. How has this person supported global struggles for human rights and community-led development? How has her/his work helped to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements, particularly those advancing the human rights to land, water and food?

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* 4. Describe how this person uses her/his networks to leverage financial and political support to build solidarity, change U.S. policies, and support community-led development. If applicable, tell us how s/he makes connections between the people in the U.S. and those in regions like Brazil, Mesoamerica, Haiti, or Palestine (and/or for issues related to food, water or land rights).

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* 5. Describe how this person reflects the values of Grassroots International.
(Grassroots International’s values include the belief that the people most affected by a problem should be the ones to choose the solution, that efforts to elevate the status and rights of women are critical to building grassroots social change movements, and that small farmers and producers are better for the land, the community and the earth than big agriculture that relies on chemicals, promotes genetic engineering and gobbles up resources).

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