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Financial Account 2013

The following figures on Expenditure and Income come from the annual audited accounts. Fully audited accounts are available from the Foundation - please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Download the full financial report for 2013.

All figures in CHF.

Expenditures

Exchange rate : 1.229141



Budget in Expenditure in Budget in CHFExpenditure in CHF
Awardees



Prize money20'339.4024'407.2825'000.0030'000.00
Other costs4'067.88586.755'000.00721.20





Advocacy



Travel24'407.288'541.4230'000.0010'498.61





Annual Ceremony



Media and IT consultant(s)8'135.760.0010'000.000.00
Printing material, statuette4'881.463'984.116'000.004'897.00
Communications, technical equipment,
reception and other ceremony costs
4'067.882'059.345'000.002'351.22





Film portrait and television



Professional made portrait48'814.5548'814.5560'000.0060'000.00
Subtitling, copy and distribution of DVDs4'881.461'220.366'000.001'500.00
Other film images2'440.730.003'000.000.00
TV recording and broadcast12'203.6412'203.6415'000.0015'000.00





MEA Staff



Coordinator109'019.1793'620.68134'000.00115'073.08
Intern4'881.460.006'000.000.00





Secretarial support



Fee to home NGO, social benefits
and bank charges
40'678.7939'098.2550'000.0048'057.29
Transition consultancy16'271.526'467.9320'000.007'950.00
Website and other IT costs16'271.5212'263.1320'000.0015'073.13
Travel costs, hospitality, sundry items15'457.9412'434.0619'000.0015'283.22
Accounting and audit2'440.731'054.393'000.001'296.00





TOTAL EXPENDITURE339'261.14266'755.89417'000.00327'880.78

Financial Accounts 2012

The following figures on Expenditure and Income come from the annual audited accounts. Fully audited accounts are available from the Foundation - please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Download the full financial report for 2012.

All figures in CHF.

Expenditures

Exchange rate : 1.205307


Budget in Expenditure in Budget in CHFExpenditure in CHF
Awardees



Prize money16'593.2816'593.2820'000.0020'000.00
Other costs4'977.983'154.716'000.003'802.39





Annual Ceremony



Media and IT consultant(s)8'296.645'392.8210'000.006'500.00
Printing material, statuette4'148'323'926.515'000.004'732.65
Communications, technical equipment,
reception and other ceremony costs
2'488.991'642.903'000.001'980.20





Film portrait and television



Professional made portrait49'779.8549'805.0960'000.0060'030.42
Subtitling, copy and distribution of DVDs2'488.991'557.453'000.001'877.20
Other film images829.66663.731'000.00800.00
TV recording and broadcast12'444.960.0015'000.000.00





MEA Staff



Coordinator81.307.0991'141.6398'000.00109'853.65





Secretarial support



Fee to home NGO, social benefits
and bank charges
34'845.8937'435.7242'000.0045'121.53
Transition consultancy24'889.9218'749.9930'000.00 22'599.50
Travel costs, hospitality, sundry items19'455.9822'927.2324'000.0028'281.98
Website and other IT costs3'733.492'955.664'500.003'562.48
Accounting and audit2'074.163'424.852'500.003'908.63





TOTAL EXPENDITURE258'025.55250'277.20311'000.00301'660.86

Financial Information

Donors / Partners 2013 - 2014

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - Switzerland

Switzerland is committed to human rights and international humanitarian law, and in this regard, the promotion of human rights is an objective of Swiss foreign policy as it tries to improve the human-rights situation for as many people as possible throughout the world. This is based on Switzerland’s long humanitarian tradition, and the conviction that the protection of human rights serves the cause of peace and international stability.  Switzerland concentrates on areas in which it can make a special contribution by virtue of its experience and obligations, such as human rights defenders ; concretely, the Political Affairs Division IV,  supports the safety of individual human beings and the protection of people against political violence, war and acts of arbitrary violence. In this context the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs has been supporting the work of the Martin Ennals Foundation for the past ten years. www.eda.admin.ch/

Ville de Genève

In parallel with the federal support, as the international city for human rights, the Ville de Genève is a crucial supporter of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. Its contribution is essential for the development of the Award in Geneva, a recognized world platform for enhancing human rights. www.ville-geneve.ch/


Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland
An Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha

The philosophy of Irish Aid is rooted in Ireland’s foreign policy, in particular its objectives of peace and justice. Successive Governments have attached priority to human rights in terms of Ireland’s foreign policy. In this regard, its development cooperation reflects the country longstanding commitment to human rights and fairness in international relations. Ireland is therefore supporting under the Human Rights and Democratisation Scheme the Martin Ennals Award as an innovative instrument to enhance protection to human rights defenders worldwide. www.irishaid.gov.ie


Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Spain

The promotion and defence of human rights are one of the priorities of Spanish foreign policy. Spain strongly supports the reinforcement of international legal instruments and their effective implementation because the respect of the rule of law is essential for world peace and security. In this regard, Spain is contributing to the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA) as a new international tool offering protective publicity to those men and women who are at risk struggling for the respect of human rights and the rule of law in their respective countries.


The Federal Foreign Office - Germany

Germany’s foreign policy holds that in the long run, promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law is the most reliable foundation for peace and stability. In this regard, Germany is supporting the Martin Ennals Award as an innovative and effective tool to enhance the visibility and protection of human rights defenders to enable them to pursue respect for human rights, free from fear of attack, repression, threats and harassment.


Brot für die Welt


“Brot für die Welt” (“Bread for the World”) is a programme of church-related development aid cooperation under the auspices of “Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung”, the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development . The main areas of action for the organization are “Food Security”, “Access to Basic Social Services” and  “Promoting Democracy”, . In all three areas the promotion of the universally recognised Human Rights is regarded as crucial. The work of “Brot für die Welt” consists in the empowerment of its partner organizations all over the world. This includes taking care for the partners when they are persecuted or harassed because of their engagement. Hence “Bread for the world” is supporting the Martin Ennals Award as an important and effective instrument to improve the protection to Human Rights Defenders.

The Canton de Genève

 

With its International Solidarity Service, the canton of Geneva is aiding the battle against poverty in the least developed countries and acting to stop socio-economic inequalities, discrimination and exclusion. The support of Geneva canton is centred on the following four areas:

  • Cooperation and development;
  • Humanitarian aid;
  • Promoting peace and human rights;
  • Decentralized cooperation.

     


Human Rights House Foundation




The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), based in Oslo (Norway is the secretariat of the Human rights House Networks (HRHN). HRHF is international partner of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders and the emerging Balkan Network of Human Rights Defenders. HRHF has consultative status with the United Nations and HRHN has participatory status with the Council of Europe.

  • The Secretariat works to protect, empower and support human rights organisations and unite them in an international network of Human Rights Houses by:
  • Providing human rights organisations with information about the process of establishing a human rights house and the process of joining the Network.
  • Facilitating the establishment of human rights houses;
  • Advising organisations in the HRH Network on the development of projects and programs;
  • Building capacity in advocacy;
  • Providing human rights organisations with information about the resources available within the HRH Network;
  • Maintaining close relationships with the organisations of the HRH Network;
  • Facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise;
  • Lobbying and fundraising on behalf of the human rights houses;
  • Maintaining the HRH Network's website;
  • Publishing the Annual Report and other promotional material.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Human rights are the cornerstone of human dignity, freedom and development, and form the basis for open and free societies all over the world. There can be no democracy or rule of law if these rights are not promoted and protected. The Netherlands has a rich tradition of defending human rights, both at home and abroad. Doing so is a moral and legal obligation, besides which respect for human rights leads to a more stable and prosperous world, which also benefits the Netherlands.



Private Foundations and Individuals

The Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation has been supporting the MEA for several years. Barbara Hendricks is not only a renowned artist she is also very committed to human rights and justice issues worldwide. She is Good will Ambassador for Life to UNHCR. www.barbarahendricks.com


Robert Fulghum is a world-known author who has generously donated the proceeds of several books to international human rights work and actively supports several human rights NGOs. He has published several best-selling books. He has been a faithful friend of the MEA for many years.

Past Donors

For many years the Martin Ennals Foundation (MEF) has relied on ad hoc funding by a large variety of donors, such as

  • The European Foundation for Human Rights
  • Francoise Demole, Geneva
  • Amnesty International (International Secretariat)
  • Elisabeth Ahmadi, Verbier
  • The Evens Foundation, Belgium
  • Amnesty International Netherlands section
  • Oltramare Foundation, Geneva
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Sweden
  • UBS, Geneva
  • European Commission, Brussels
  • Organisation Internationale pour la Francophonie
  • OAK Foundation
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Finland

Martin Ennals Jury

The 10 Jury member organisations contribute substantially to the work of the MEF. Their cooperation is essential to the success of the annual award, through their role in disseminating the call for nominations, in the research on short-listed candidates as well as in publicity for the award winner and ceremony. The financial contributions from Jury member cover 10% of the MEA budget. For links to their website, see home page of the MEA website.

Financial Accounts 2011

The following figures on Expenditure and Income come from the annual audited accounts. Fully audited accounts are available from the Foundation - please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Download the full financial report for 2011.

All figures in CHF.

Expenditures

Exchange rate : 1.233554


Budget in EuroExpenditure in EuroBudget in CHFExpenditure in CHF
Awardees



Prize money16'213.3216'213.3220'000.0020'000.00
Other costs1'564.582'912.571'930.003'592.81





Annual Ceremony



Media and IT consultant(s)14'494.707'944.3517'880.009'799.78
Printing material, statuette3'769.605'645.844'650.006'964.45
Communications, technical equipment,
reception and other ceremony costs 
8'106.668'663.0310'000.0010'686.32





Film portrait and television



Professional made portrait40'533.2943'624.4850'000.0053'813.15
Subtitling, copy and distribution of DVDs8'106.668'911.9710'000.0010'993.40
Other film images8'220.159'940.1210'140.0012'261.67
TV recording and broadcast16'213.3216'068.2020'000.0019'843.20





MEA Staff



Coordinator93'226.5693'602.23115'000.00115'463.40





Secretarial support



Fee to home NGO, social benefits
and bank charges
36'479.9636'369.0845'000.0044'863.22
Website and other IT costs8'106.666'216.3610'000.007'668.21
Travel costs, hospitality, sundry items19'455.9822'927.2324'000.0028'281.98
Accounting and audit1'134.93182.401'400.00225.00





TOTAL EXPENDITURE275'626.36279'239.17340'000.00344'456.59

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