Finland’s International Gender Equality Prize goes to combating violence against women
The Government of Finland awards the International Gender Equality Prize now for the third time. This year's prizewinner is We Will Stop Femicide Platform, an organisation that does groundbreaking work combating violence against women in Turkey and whose work has a global relevance.
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin handed out the 300,000-euro prize to Gülsüm Önal, Founder, President and the General Representative of We Will Stop Femicide Platform, and Fidan Ataselim, Founder and Secretary General of the organization, in Tampere on 22 November 2021.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist also spoke at the event.
Thank you to everyone who nominated a candidate for the prize
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.
Speculation intensifies: Who will receive the International Gender Equality Prize in 2021?
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?
A Reverse Birthday Present, Finnish Style
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.