The call for proposals for the International Gender Equality Prize is now open to the public. The prize, which will be awarded for the third time at the end of 2021, can go to a person or organisation working to promote gender equality in an internationally significant way. The award sum for the next prize is EUR 300,000.
Nominate a candidate
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?
Like many languages, Finnish is full of loanwords – words that were, at some point, borrowed from other languages and incorporated into Finnish. Finland would now like to give the rest of the world a word, to encourage international discussion about equality and inclusivity, and to support everyone who is working to promote them. The word is: hän.
The first recipient of the Government of Finland’s International Gender Equality Prize, Chancellor Angela Merkel, directed the sum of EUR 150,000 included in the prize to SOS FEVVF, a Nigerien organisation that defends the rights of women and girls.
Photo: Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung