The Gold Standard Award for NGO Engagement, sponsored by Weber Shandwick,has been won by CRY – Children’s Rights and You.
CRY’s campaigning work on behalf of the most vulnerbale and uneducated children in India aims to ensure that their legal right to education are delivered in practice.
CRY now works with over 700,000 children and their families in 7,745 villages and urban slums, spread across 20 states in India.
The shortlistincluded Dignity for Chronic Pain Sufferers (DFPS)DFPS was formed to raise awareness of the difficulties that chronic pain patients face, particularly those reliant on opiate derived treatmentsand the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Society, which campaigns on behalf of the relatives of those who lost their lives on the New Guinea Islands during the last war.
This award identifies excellence in NGO engagement with external groups and is open to domestic and international NGOs operating in Asia Pacific or to Asian NGOs operating overseas and winners need to reach a “Gold Standard” achievement by an NGO in its strategic engagement with government, business or civil society.