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WECF Booklet: Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award

Women's Contributions to Sustainable and Equitable Economies

21.06.2012




On June 21st, during the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, six women received the Women Rio+20 Best Practice Award. The Women Rio+20 award highlights the essential role women already play in making our economies more equitable and sustainable.

Women are catalysts for sustainable development in many communities worldwide. However their contributions are often overlooked. Throughout the world, many women are contributing to society’s well-being, prosperity and development in ways that protect our health and environment, support equitable decision-making and strengthen women’s empowerment and livelihoods.

With over 150 submissions, there were many excellent initiatives which did not get an award, but they will belisted on our website. The sixteen winning entries are presented in this booklet to allow wide dissemination of the good practices.

DOWNLOAD HERE A COPY OF THE BOOKLET "WOMEN'S RIO+20 GOOD PRACTICE AWARD" (PDF)

The booklet has been made possible by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)  by funding our project the “Women’s Rio+20 Good Practice Award” and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Programme „Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights“ for their support.
And of course with the help of our co-organisers from the Women’s Major Group, from UNEP, and the women NGOs for their contributions and inspirations.