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Women Rio+20 Good Practice Award ceremony in Rio de Janeiro
14 Jun 2012 - 22 Jun 2012
9:07 PM - 9:07 PM

Rio de Janeiro, Rio Centro

The awards are sponsored by the GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) and organised by WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future - Women International for a Common Future) in cooperation with UNEP, the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders of the Environment and the Women?s Major Group core members VAM, WEDO, ENERGIA, DAWN and Global Forest Coalition.

Five awards of 1,000 USD each will be presented at a festive ceremony during the UN Rio+20 summit 20 ? 22 June 2012, in Brazil. Members of the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment (NWMLE) will present the awards. The travel expenses and accommodation for one representative of the five winning initiatives will be provided.

The initiatives may be of any type but should focus on one of the following five categories: Food Sovereignty, Climate Adaptation, Decent Jobs and Health, Water and Sanitation, or Sustainable Energy. Additional favor will be given for initiatives whose work involves the following interdisciplinary issues: Human Rights and Women?s Rights; Ensuring Corporate Responsibility, Accountability and Redress; Access to Information, Justice and Public Participation; and Improving Livelihoods, Women?s Economic and Political Empowerment.

Eligibility: All type of women-lead organisations or groups working on sustainable development in a developing country or country in transition can apply (for more details on eligibility, please see document attached).

In order to participate, please fill out the entry form on and submit it to Karin Vohla or Naret Guerrero (Women in Europe for a Common Future - Women International for a Common Future) before 17th May 2012.

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