A young Burmese woman is among the recipients of the Reebok Human Rights Award, given to young people who risk their personal safety to fight injustice.
Charm Tong, a 23-year-old ethnic Shan, fled to Thailand as a small child to escape ethnic persecution in Burma.
She became a human-rights activist in her late teens. She has co-founded a network of human rights monitors on the Thai-Burmese border, established a school for other Shan refugees, and helped produce a documentary on the Burmese military's use of brutality against women.
Other recipients of the 2005 award are Zarema Mukusheva, a Chechen human rights monitor; Carlos Rojas, a Mexican documentary-filmmaker; and Aloysius Toe, a Liberian human rights activist.