Proposals for the Finnish Government’s International Gender Equality Prize are now invited. This program is open to person or organisation working to promote gender equality in an internationally significant way.
The prize, established in 2017 in honour of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, was first awarded to Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, whose life’s work has made her one of the world’s most influential people and an example to many women and girls. The prize includes a sum of EUR 300,000, which is intended not for the recipients themselves, but is rather directed to a cause that advances gender equality. Chancellor Merkel granted her prize money (EUR 150,000 in 2017) to an NGO working to promote the rights of women and children in Niger. The organisation, SOS Femmes et Enfants Victimes de Violence Familiale, is using the prize money to build a residential shelter for victims of domestic violence in the Nigerien capital of Niamey.
The award sum for the next prize has been increased to EUR 300,000.
Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in non specified discipline.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in Finlad.
Eligibility and Criteria
The Finnish Government’s International Gender Equality Prize will be awarded to person or organisation working to promote gender equality in an internationally significant way.
There is no nationality restriction.
31 December 2018.