Awards to PREDA, Fr. Shay
HUMANITARIAN AWARD AT THE 2009 METEOR AWARDS. The 2009 Meteor Music Awards ceremony took place on 17 March 2009 in the RDS, Dublin. It was the ninth edition of Ireland’s national music awards. The event will be recorded and it will air on RTÉ Two on 18 March 2009. The awards show was hosted by television presenter Amanda Byram.
Fr. Shay Cullen received the Humanitarian Award Presented by Pat Kenny and Conor Carmody. He was honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the 2009 Meteor Ireland Music Awards. The awards held at RDS, Dublin St Patricks Day 17th March.
THE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY PRIZE IS AWARDED BY THE PRESTIGIOUS WORLD MEDICAL CHILD CARE ASSOCIATIONS HEADED BY PROMINENT PROFESSORS AND GYNECOLOGISTS. THE GROUPS AWARDING FR. SHAY CULLEN THE PRIZE LAST 9 OCTOBER, 2008, IN THE 180 YEAR OLD ACADEMY OF MEDICAL PRACTICE, IN BARCELONA ARE:
- The World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM).
- International Academy of Perinatal Medicine(IAPM),
- The International Society “The Fetus as Patient”.
Organized by Matres Mundi.
According to the opening remarks of Dr. Jose M. Carrera, President of Matres Mundi, the charitable organization with mother and child care projects all over the world, Father Shay Cullen has established and leads a most progressive and far reaching PREDA Organization that has international reach and impact through its advocacy of the rights of trafficked and sexually exploited children and women and the imprisonment of children and youth. The natural value filled life-style at the Preda homes, that transforms the life of the traumatized children and the community developing project promotes community and family peace.
THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN - Speech of Fr Shay Cullen at Barcelona.
The International Solidarity Prize 2008 Photos
SEPTEMBER 13 2008 – FR. SHAY and PREDA WAS AWARDED THE INTERNATIONAL PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD IN DUBLIN, IRELAND ORGANIZED BY REHAB AND THE RTE NATIONAL TELEVISION STATION OF IRELAND.
People Of The Year
Each year members of the public nominate people who have enhanced the quality of life in Ireland, increased civic pride, or through acts of bravery have touched the lives of the community.
The list of winners since the awards began in 1975 reads like a who’s who of Irish life over more than a quarter of a century. John Hume, Padraig Harrington, Mo Mowlam, Brian Keenan, Veronica Guerin, Sir Bob Geldof, Seamus Heaney and Maeve Binchy are just some of the previous award winners.
But in addition to these household names, a particular focus of the event is the “unsung heroes” who have made a difference at community level. Download the full list of recipients of People of the Year Awards since 1975.
The award recipients are chosen from the public nominations by adjudicators comprising leading members of the media, business, public service and community sectors.
This year’s awards was televised live by RTÉ One on Saturday, 13th September 2008.
People Of The Year Award 2008 Photos
A film about children’s rights campaigner, Fr Shay Cullen has been won the Radharc Award 2004. Entitled ‘Fr Shay Cullen: Taking a Stand’ and produced by Annette Kinne Andec Communications, the documentary was filmed on location in the Philippines, Germany, Britain and Ireland.
Fr. Shay personally received the Prix Caritas presented by Jürg Krummenacher of Caritas Switzerland in the Kultur-and-Kongresszentrum (KKL) in Luzern, Switzerland on July 10, 2003.
In 2003, Fr. Shay was awarded the first Prix Caritas by Caritas Switzerland, an award top be given yearly ´to a personality who is working in a social, inter-cultural field or in the international cooperation area.¡ It was given to Preda ´in honour of its initiatives and extraordinary engagement for children in need.
NOBEL 2003 NOMINATION. On September 20, 2002 Christa Nickels, German MP nominated Fr. Shay for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
On October 3, 2002 Canadian MP Hon. David Kilgour of Edmonton Southeast nominated Fr. Shay for the Nobel Peace Prize.
NOBEL 2001 NOMINATION. In 2000, Fr. Shay was nominated for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
Still in 2001, he received the Premio Citta di Ferrara from the Associazione Gruppo Ferrara based in Italy. Fr. Shay personally received this award in April 2001 in Italy.
CONFERENCE IN EDMONTON. Fr. Shay visited Alberta during the first week of May 2000 as the keynote speaker at the Pre2000 conference on human rights and on the environment held from May 1-7, 2000. During this time, members of SJSTC had the opportunity to meet with him at the University of Alberta, home of Hank and Tillie Zyp and at the apartment of Terence and Laurie Smyth.
WEIMAR HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD. Fr. Shay received the 2000 Human Rights Award of the City of Weimar. He visited Weimar in January 2001 to attend the second civic reception and to acknowledge the human rights award. He was back in Weimar from September 29 to October 2, 2002 for public presentations and speech before the city council.
BETINHO PRIZE. Preda was shortlisted for the 2000 Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Betinho Communications Prize because of the website www.preda.org and the use of the internet for human rights campaign.