About the Award
There are so many people who have given unwavering support for Falun Gong practitioners’ freedom of belief throughout the years of persecution. They’ve really made huge contributions. We created this award because we wanted to recognize those individuals and say thank you for your work…
— Alan Adler, Executive Director of Friends of Falun Gong
The Friends of Falun Gong Human Rights Award recognizes and celebrates individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to supporting Falun Gong practitioners’ freedom of belief on a local, national, or international scale.
A Friends of Falun Gong committee will select one or more winners each year unless we have reason to do otherwise. Winners will be honored at an event. Please return to this page in the future for up-to-date details.
# Past FoFG Human Rights Award winners are honored below
To make a nomination, please submit a brief statement as to why the nominee should be recognized, along with any relevant news coverage, photos, references, and biographies.
# Use the form below to submit your nomination for the FoFG Human Rights Award
Submit a Nomination
Friends of Falun Gong is pleased to honor the members of ETAC, The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, a charity that works internationally on ending forced organ harvesting in China. In 2019 they helped organize the China Tribunal to hear testimony about the issue. Fifteen Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world traveled to the UK to share what they experienced while being imprisoned in China. On June 17, 2019, the Tribunal concluded beyond reasonable doubt that “in China forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practiced for a substantial period of time involving a very substantial number of victims.”
For our inaugural award, we really wanted to recognize the enormous contributions that both David Kilgour and David Matas have made in raising awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong. Their years of unwavering support for Falun Gong practitioners’ freedom of belief has made a huge impact across the globe… Not only did they investigate organ harvesting, but they published a book, traveled around the world to raise the awareness of it, for 12 years. They have traveled to more than 30 countries, presenting their work to governments, organizations, and individuals.