UN Women Global Award for Women’s Empowerment 2018

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Individual women’s empowerment champions, civil society, public and private institutions are encouraged to apply for the princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award. The initiative aims to highlight the contribution of the public and private sector, civil society and women’s rights champions to worldwide efforts for the empowerment of women and girls.  Award value for the public sector, private sector, civil society and individual award is 100,000 USD. The deadline is August 31st.

Main criteria

  • Have introduced a new concept for women’s empowerment aligned to sustainable development goals, and goal 5 in particular, the Beijing Platform for Action, CEDAW and other global instruments related to women´s empowerment, in the context of our organization/country/region;
  • Have used creativity and innovation to address the challenges of gender inequality, using new solutions to address old problems;
  • Have provided increased access to high quality and affordable service delivery for women;
  • Have introduced changes in employment policies, including recruitment, promotion, training, compensation and career management policies, to bridge the gender gap in women in the workforce, management positions and the gender pay gap;
  • Have introduced legislative and policy measures that further the rights of women in our community/institution/government;
  • Have engaged youth, and young women in particular, in addressing the challenges and identifying solutions.

 

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