Published On: Sun, Sep 15th, 2013

Global Call for Ideas to ‘End Gender Discrimination Now!’

Deadline: 15 October 2013

A new global competition called ‘End GenderDiscrimination Now!’ is seeking ideas and experiences about ending gender discrimination. If your submission is selected, you will not only get an opportunity to highlight your work, but also get support to attend events related to tackling gender discrimination around the world.

Organized jointly by Gender at Work, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), BRIDGE, and Gender Society and Policies Area, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales – FLACSO Argentina, this competition aims to gather both formal and informal strategies for tackling gender discrimination. It is interested in how the internal cultures of organizations change, as well as how the impact or products of an organization’s work become more gender equitable. For instance, do you know about schools that have put measures in place to create equal opportunities for girls and women and have changed deep-seated attitudes of students and teachers in the process? Have you seen government agencies or private sector companies change their procedures in ways that reduce discriminatory attitudes of their staff and make it easier for women to access benefits on an equal basis with men? Have you changed the time or locations of meetings in a communitygroup or in your company to make sure that women can participate more effectively and had good results in terms of ideas and inclusion?

There are three categories in this competition:

  • The GenChange Award: Stories about changes that organizations are implementing that are chipping away at gender discrimination in your workplace and in your communities.
  • The GenTruth Award: Stories about strategies that have been implemented and why they have not worked to reduce gender discrimination in your organization, community or country.
  • The Gen-novation Award: Your ideas about innovative ways to end gender discrimination that you haven’t yet had the opportunity to try out.

If your entry is selected, your example will be featured on the websites of AWID, FLACSO, BRIDGE and Gender at Work, and in Gender at Work’s upcoming publication: Making New Rules: Secrets and Stories from the House of Gender. Winners will also be supported to attend and/or feature their experience at: a) a Gender at Work Collaboratory, a venue where practitioners, activists and academics working on gender equality issues meet to share strategies and build collaborations, OR b) the AWID Forum 2016, where they will have an opportunity to present their experiences during a relevant workshop. Winning selections will also receive a year-long subscription to the IDS Bulletin and a back catalogue of BRIDGE publications.

Submissions will be accepted from any individual or organization that has a good story to tell about gender and institutional/organizational change. You do not have to be working in the organization to tell the story.

Submissions are invited from diverse types of organizations: governmental and non-governmental, private sector companies, municipalities, donor organizations, media organizations, academic organizations, schools, places of worship, police stations and others.

For more information, visit this link.

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