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Gender Equality Prize now!

Deadline for nominations is 31 December 2018.

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Nominate a candidate for the next International Gender Equality Prize

The call for proposals for the International Gender Equality Prize is now open to the public. The prize, which will be awarded for the second time in autumn 2019, can go to a person or organisation working to promote gender equality in an internationally significant way. The award sum for the next prize has been increased to EUR 300,000.

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Meet our new, outstanding prize jury 2019

We are proud to present our outstanding prize jury that will evaluate the nominations for the International Gender Equality Prize in 2019. 

Welcome on board Pekka Haavisto, Eva Biaudet, Katja Iversen, Anneli Jäätteenmäki and Dean Peacock!

More information about the jury members here





IGEP prize money recipient’s shelter project progressing at a fast pace

SOS FEVVF, the recipient of the sum donated as part of the International Gender Equality Prize in 2017, is using the funds to realise their long-time dream of establishing a residential shelter. Construction work on the shelter, located in the Nigerien capital of Niamey, began in mid-October. Read more

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Photo: Ella Kiviniemi, Prime Minister's Office

International Gender Equality Prize 2017 goes to Chancellor Angela Merkel

On 14 December in Brussels, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä announced the first-ever recipient of the International Gender Equality Prize introduced by the Finnish Government. The prize goes to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in recognition of her long-standing work as a defender of human dignity and human rights and commitment to women and girls globally. Read more

This is FINLAND: Finland announces first recipient of International Gender Equality Prize
Column: International Gender Equality Prize recipient is a glass ceiling breaking role model
(Photo: Juha Roininen)

Chancellor Merkel will grant the prize amount to a cause combating violence against women and girls

The award ceremony for the first-ever International Gender Equality Prize was held in Tampere on 6 March. Chancellor Merkel, who was named the recipient of the award in December, will grant the EUR 150,000 prize to a Niger civil society organisation advocating the rights of women and girls. The organisation is planning to use the money to establish a residential shelter. Read more

Recording of the event
Photo: Ella Kiviniemi / Prime Minister's Office