Award Name : United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights
Year of Award : 2013
Award for : Human Rights
Location : Mitrovicë, Komuna e Mitrovicës, Kosovo
Hiljmnijeta Apuk has been an activist for the rights of the persons with disabilities for over 30 years, both domestically as well as internationally. She is the founding director of the Little People of Kosovo organization and acts as national coordinator of an awareness campaign for employment possibilities of persons with disabilities. Ms. Apuk is also an artist, working to promote authentic culture of persons with disabilities through her artwork. Ms. Apuk was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee of the UN General Assembly on drafting of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.She received United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights honorary award in 2013.