The 10News Leadership Award recipient will be someone who provides leadership by making San Diego a better place to live, standing up for those who need help, has initiated or created solutions for others, is a role model and fulfills a local need – thereby improving the quality of life for all San Diegans.
- Ambassador for Human Rights Award,Awarded to Marisa Ugarte From the International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance, “Human Rights Day.”
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan organization devoted to defending human rights globally, with an expertise in the Americas. Grounding our work in a deep commitment to individual liberty, we aim to raise awareness about both the nature of freedom and the vulnerability of freedom around the world. We recognize the inalienable rights that protect the individual from arbitrary state and legal actions. We believe that all nations must acknowledge and protect the freedom of their citizens. We stand for the possibility of fully democratic states, limited by the rule of law, that honor and uphold individual rights. HRF is committed to maintaining consistency, equitability, and accountability with regards to the human rights cases we choose to undertake. We pledge the fullest possible transparency in all of our decisions, methods, and principles. The Human Rights Foundation was incorporated in 2005, and opened its offices in New York in August of 2006. Our International Council brings together a dynamic, experienced, and committed group of global leaders in the struggle for human freedom and individual dignity.
- The Elenore Roosevelt Award, In Tribute for advancing social justice & human rights and preventing the exploitation of men, women, and children given to BSCC and Marisa Ugarte. The Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights was established in 1998 by the President of the United States Bill Clinton, honoring outstanding American promoters of rights in the United States.
The award was first awarded on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, honoring Eleanor Roosevelt’s role as the “driving force” in the development of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The award was presented from 1998 to the end of the Clinton Administration in 2001. In 2005 the American Rights at Work organization, issued the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award.
Voices of Women Award Beyond Borders, Awarded to Marisa Ugarte and BSCC. Voices of Women is a group of peace-minded people who share a common commitment to education on international issues and U.S. foreign policy.
We believe that women must be active participants in the formation of global policies. Our goal is to partner with other women around the world in this endeavor, with the full belief that we can make a difference.
Willie C. Velasquez Community Service Award, Given on Behalf of the Chicano Federation of San-Diego County to Marisa Ugarte. For Exemplary Commitment and Advocacy on Behalf of the Latino Community.
County of Los Angeles California, For “Enriching Lives”. The Board of Supervisors of the county of Los Angeles Hereby highly commends your organization for its commitment to increase public recognition of the vitally important effort to eradicate the abusive and exploitative practice of human trafficking in the United States and throughout the World
In Honor and Recognition of being named Hispanic Heritage Local Hero. Your dedication to social services and the community has impacted the lives of many. As a United States Senator from the State of California, I commend you on your many outstanding contributions and wish you great success in your many endeavors.