Additional programs & Awards at
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights*


RFK Compass - Engaging the investment community at the intersection of business and human rights.

Partners for Human Rights - Our lawyers and experts join with our partners in the field to create real change, fulfilling Robert Kennedy’s pledge that those with the courage to enter the moral conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the globe.

RFK Young Leaders - Robert Kennedy called young people “the world’s hope.” He believed in their energy, talent, and idealism — qualities that define the RFK Young Leaders, a group of innovative, influential, and philanthropic young adults dedicated to creating a more just and peaceful world.

Health eVillages - Bringing lifesaving technology to those who need it most.

RFK Training Institute - Welcoming human rights defenders, government employees, NGOs, and members of civil society from all over the world to learn new skills, strengthen their capacities, and share their knowledge. 

RFK Book Awards - The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award honors authors whose writing, in illuminating past or present injustice, acts as a beacon towards a more just society.

RFK Journalism Awards - Drawing from both national and international candidate pools, the RFK Journalism Awards recognize writing in the public interest on the issues of poverty, political inclusion, and justice. The twelve award categories honor exceptional works of journalism and social critique in many forms: including documentary film, photography, radio, and cartoons.

RFK Human Rights Award - In 1984, Robert F. Kennedy’s eldest child, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, saw a need to celebrate and support activists whose work reflected his conviction that one person can make a difference and that each of us should try. That year, Kathleen founded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to honor courageous activists who spoke truth to power.

RFK Ripple of Hope Award - The Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award celebraties leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change.

* Descriptions copied and pasted from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights website