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Human Rights Award - December 2008


 Barbara Fanning, Minister Gerard Greenan
 and Chair Richard Montigny

In 2008, the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission announced its first annual Human Rights Award for the Advancement of Human Rights on PEI. The award was presented in conjunction with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2008. The Commission created the Award to recognize individuals, groups or organizations that have made significant contributions toward the advancement of human rights on Prince Edward Island.

The recipient of the Award is selected based on exceptional achievement on a volunteer basis in promoting human rights and equality in Prince Edward Island.

The recipient of the 2008 award was Barbara Fanning who is well-known in the Province for her work with People First. She has been a passionate advocate for the rights of men and women with intellectual disabilities for the past twenty years. As an organizer and spokesperson, she has played a key role in the self-advocacy movement in Prince Edward Island. The Award was presented to Ms. Fanning by

Commission Chair Richard Montigny with the Attorney General, Gerard Greenan, congratulating and thanking her for her tireless efforts over the years.


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