Amnesty International UK has launched its first ever Brave Awards and is calling on members of the public across Wrexham and Flintshire to nominate people in their community carrying out amazing world for human rights issues.

Readers of The Leader can nominate those making a difference in their community for by visiting

The Brave Awards will celebrate local human rights defenders who are at the forefront of fighting for human rights in towns and cities across the UK.

The awards - supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery - are a fantastic opportunity for both budding and accomplished campaigners and activists to be recognised and celebrated for their work. Nominations are open to anyone in the UK campaigning on human rights issues, such as women’s rights, LGBTI rights, the climate crisis, justice, equality and much more.

Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty UK, said: “Every day, human rights defenders are at the forefront of defending and furthering human rights for us all, making our communities more just and fairer.

“They are people from all walks of life, with a shared passion and determination for justice and equality.

“As we step into a new decade, there is no better time to launch the Amnesty Brave Awards to celebrate and recognise the amazing work of the UK’s human rights defenders.

“Nominate the amazing people in your community now before 10 February to ensure that they get the recognition they deserve.”

Visit for nominations.