Nominations are being taken for the 2009 Gleitsman International Activist Award, which recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by efforts to confront, challenge and correct social injustice. Former award winners include Nelson Mandela and Sakena Yacoobi for her work to educate and provide services to the women and children of Afghanistan, which began under the Taliban regime. The winner will receive $125,000 and a specially commissioned sculpture. The award is made by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government under the Gleitsman Program for Leadership in Social Change. The closing date for nominations is 17 April.