WASHINGTON, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, InterAction formally announced the distinguished recipients of its annual awards, which recognize outstanding leaders within the international development and humanitarian sectors.
The 2018 award winners have made significant contributions to defend and advance the rights of people living in the poorest and most vulnerable communities across the globe. The four honorees have shown leadership to support aid workers subjected to sexual violence, provide HIV prevention services to isolated communities, and secure orthopedic equipment to individuals living with disabilities.
This year's honorees include:
Heartland Alliance International Nigeria -- Distinguished Security Achievement Award
Jay Nash, founder, StandProud -- Disability Inclusion Award
Megan Nobert, founder and former director, Report the Abuse and GBV in emergencies specialist – Rapid Response Team, CARE Canada -- Humanitarian Award
Richard Stearns, president, World Vision U.S. -- Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award
The Julia Vadala Taft Award recognizes a leader who has shaped the evolution of the U.S. NGO sector, generated greater awareness in the U.S. of global poverty, and promoted ways to impact the lives of children around the world.
"I am proud to recognize the efforts of our 2018 honorees," InterAction's CEO Sam Worthington noted. "Their dedication to forming a more just and equitable world is obvious through their daily efforts to support those suffering from violence, disease, deprivation and isolation. We applaud these extraordinary individuals for all that they have done and will continue to do."
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental international organizations. Our members operate in every developing country, working with local communities to overcome poverty and suffering by helping to improve their quality of life. Visit www.interaction.org.