Apply for the2019 International Gender Equality Prize

Are you working for the promotion of gender equality? The International Gender Equality Prize is now open to the public. This prize is the second edition to be awarded in autumn 2019. It is dedicated to a person or organization working to promote gender equality in an internationally significant way.

The prize has been established forthe first time in 2017 in honour of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. It 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 for many women and girls.

The International Gender Equality Prize is awarded once every two years in cooperation with the City of Tampere. The next prize will be awarded in autumn 2019.

The prize is projected not for the recipients themselves, but is rather directed to a cause that advances gender equality.

For Example, 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“SOS Femmes et Enfants Victimes de Violence Familiale” and it  is helping  to build a residential shelter for victims of domestic violence in the Nigerien capital of Niamey.

Prize to win

The first award was a sum of EUR150,000 but this year, the award sum for the next prize has been increased to EUR 300,000.

Eligibility criteria

The grant is open to a person or an organization that has advanced gender equality in a globally significant way.  Nominations must be in English and all relevant information must be included in the form and additional information sent separated will not be accepted. Self nominations will not be accepted.


You can nominate a candidate on the prize website until 31 December 2018 at: nomination form

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