The organizing committee of the Charter’97 has nominated candidates of the National Human Rights Award in 2007. This award was founded by the Charter’97 civil initiative in 1998. Ivonna Matsukevich is to be awarded in the category “For defense of human rights and Christian values”. She is the chairperson of the committee of St. Joseph’s parish in Minsk. The creative association “Pahonya” is awarded in the category “For defense of human rights and freedom of artistic creativity”. The winner in the category “For personal courage in human rights protection” is a human rights activist and wife of a political prisoner, Tastyana Klimava-Leanovich.
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