Thank you to everyone who nominated a candidate for the 2023 prize ‒ nearly 500 nominations were submitted

The prize is awarded to a person or organisation that has advanced gender equality in a globally significant way. Next, an independent international jury will review the submissions. Finally, the recipient of the prize will be revealed at a gala event in Tampere, Finland in December 2023.

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. 

Accelerating Legal Equality for Women & Girls around the world

"In choosing us the Finnish government has recognized the important role of equal laws and rule of law in furthering equality for women. We are honoured and grateful to be the second recipient of this incredible prize" said the Global Executive Director Yasmeen Hassan from Equality Now.