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Top News Hope for Justice wins Charity of the Year at the .ORG Impact Awards 2023

Hope for Justice wins Charity of the Year at the .ORG Impact Awards 2023

Hope for Justice is thrilled to announce that we have been recognised as .ORG Charity of the Year at this year’s prestigious .ORG Impact Awards, an annual program that honors and celebrates outstanding mission-driven organizations and individuals working to make the world a better place, held in Washington DC by the Public Interest Registry.

Tim Nelson (CEO, Hope for Justice) accepting the .ORG Charity of the Year award at the .ORG Impact Awards. Photo credit to Public Interest Registry.

Hope for Justice was chosen as the winner of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion category, and also named .ORG of the Year. Selected from almost 1,000 applicants from over 70 countries, Hope for Justice was then chosen from the seven category award winners and announced as .ORG of the Year live at a Washington D.C. awards ceremony after being shortlisted to 25 from 1000 applicants, globally.

This recognition signifies and celebrates Hope for Justice’s relentless efforts and impact within the field. Alongside this honour, a substantial prize of $40,000 was awarded to further support our initiatives and aid in our ongoing endeavours. As well as winning the overall award, we also won our individual category for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a further prize of $10,000. The significance of this accolade has led to an invitation for our CEO Tim Nelson to attend a meeting at the White House next year, to further discuss the recognition of Hope for Justice’s impactful work.

“We are honoured to recognize our 2023 .ORG Impact Award winners, who hail from communities across the globe and tackle incredible challenges with grit, innovation, and commitment to making the world a better place. These inspiring organizations and individuals work tirelessly to create positive change and improve lives each day. We are thrilled to uplift their efforts and humbled by the work they are doing to build a bright future for us all. Congratulations, and thank you for being a part of our .ORG Community.”

Jon Nevett, President and CEO of Public Interest Registry

Tim Nelson, CEO at Hope for Justice, attended the awards ceremony with Chief Development Officer, Craig Prest (pictured celebrating below).

Craig Prest (Chief Development Officer) and Tim Nelson (Chief Executive Officer) celebrating the win for Hope for Justice. Photo credit to Public Interest Registry.

“I want to accept this on behalf of all the amazing staff and teams that we have internationally who go to the ends of the earth to try and find individuals, and see those individuals set free from everything that has happened to them.The recognition that both these awards provide is a testament to the incredible work our team has tirelessly contributed to over the years. I must express my deepest gratitude to each member of our team for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our cause without whom we would not be able to work so tirelessly in our endeavours to end slavery and change lives. It was a humbling experience to be in a room of so many highly reputed organisations, all doing work to make our world a better place.

This remarkable achievement is not just an award; it is a testament to our collective dedication and unwavering commitment to combatting modern slavery and transforming lives. Knowing that our work is making a profound impact and resonating on a global scale makes us incredibly proud.” 

Tim Nelson, CEO for Hope for Justice

CEO of Hope for Justice Tim Nelson, Padma Lakshmi, Craig Prest (CDO of Hope for Justice), and Brian Cimbolic (Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Public Interest Registry). Photo credit to Public Interest Registry.

Photo credit to Public Interest Registry.

CEO of PIR Jon Nevett, CEO of Hope for Justice Tim Nelson, Padma Lakshmi, and CDO of Hope for Justice Craig Prest. Photo credit to Public Interest Registry.

CEO of Hope for Justice Tim Nelson, and CDO of Hope for Justice Craig Prest. Photo credit to Public Interest Registry.

Every partner, corporate supporter, donor and member of the Hope for Justice family has played an integral role in this success. This honour belongs to all of us and to those whom our work helps support.

A huge thank you to Jon Nevett, Judy (Haejoo) Song-Marshell, the .ORG community and the entire Public Interest Registry team for this award! We are honoured to be a part of the .ORG Community.

For more information and the full list of winners, visit  

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