The Initiatives to Promote Gender Equality contest invites practitioners from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to submit profiles of experiences on innovative and effective approaches, processes, policies or programs that have led to improved outcomes in the target areas of:
- Teenage pregnancy
- Gender-based violence, or
- Women’s participation in decision-making processes.
The contest proposes to discover, document and share innovative, effective and sustainable initiatives that address these key gender challenges within the region. The contest aims to foster cooperation, sharing of information, and learning; and aims to strengthen networks of individuals, groups and organizations who work to improve gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
UPDATE - October, 23, 2014
By the September 1, 2014 deadline, we received 153 submissions from 16 countries. Based on a rigorous evaluation and verification process, we are pleased to announce the following winners:
Winner: “Yo decido” - Asociación Paz Joven Guatemala
Honorable Mention: “Pregúntale al experto” - Think Action Development, Mexico
Winner: “Programa Bem me Quer” - Assesoria Especial para Assuntos Internacionais, Casa Civil, Goberno do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Honorable Mention: “Equidad: el respeto es la ruta” – Cauce Cuidadano A.C., Mexico
Female Participation in Decision-Making
Winner: “Colchas de Amor” – Fundación Acesco, Colombia
Honorable Mention: “Presupuesto Participativo para la Igualdad de Oportunidades” – Municipalidad de Lima, Peru
The Awards Ceremony, with the presentation of the initiatives and a knowledge fair, will be held at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
We are working to make the results and lessons learned accessible virtually and will keep you updated on this process, hoping that it will enable learning and knowledge exchange among those who are working throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to promote gender equality.