The call for proposals for the next recipient of the International Gender Equality Prize closed on 16 May 2021. Over four hundred nominations from all over the world were received for the prize to be awarded at the end of 2021. The prize is awarded to a person or organisation that has advanced gender equality in a globally significant way.
Achieving gender equality globally is not an easy task. But it is by no means impossible. Every day a great number of passionate people are working towards making it reality. And once every two years, one of them is awarded the prestigious International Gender Equality Prize. Who will it be this year?
How the International Gender Equality Prize helped Equality Now hold governments accountable in 2020 When people celebrate their birthdays, they usually receive presents. But countries are a bit different – or at least Finland is. To mark their 100 years of independence in 2017, Finns decided they should give a present instead.
Global women’s rights organisation Equality Now has received the International Gender Equality Prize from Finland.
The first International Gender Equality Prize, awarded in 2017, was granted towards building a shelter for victims of gender-based violence in Niamey, Niger. What was the impact of the prize money for the organisation building the House of Hope?