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News, 12/15/2017

Finland announces first recipient of International Gender Equality Prize

Photo: John MacDougall/AFP/Lehtikuva

Launched by the Prime Minister’s Office, the award honours work in the field of gender equality and will be presented to individuals who have, by their example, advanced equality among genders. It will be awarded biennially.

The primary goal of the International Gender Equality Prize is to create a platform for the further promotion of gender equality across the world. To achieve this aim, the prize is given to “a distinguished defender and builder of equality,” as the organisers phrase it.

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Updated 1/11/2018


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