Nominate a candidate for the International Gender Equality Prize by 16 May 2021

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 28.4.2021 15.17
Press release 114/2021

The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health awards the International Gender Equality Prize in 2021 and this year, it is given for the third time. The prize is indeed noteworthy, EUR 300,000. Candidates to re-ceive the prize may be nominated until 16 May 2021.

The prize is awarded to a person or organisation that has advanced gender equality in a global-ly significant way. The recipient will then forward the money to a cause or organisation that will strengthen gender equality.

The first prize in 2017 was awarded to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is one of the most influential women in the world and a role model for many women and girls. In 2019 the prize was awarded to Equality Now, an organisation that defends the rights of women world-wide. 

Anyone is welcome to nominate a candidate. 

Use the link below to submit your proposal (in English).


Sami Siltanen, Project Coordinator, tel. +358 50 911 7397, [email protected]