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WECF call for applicants to Rio+20 Good Practice Award

Women-led organizations and groups working on sustainable development in developing countries are invited to nominate their initiatives to be recognized as one of five winning projects in the Good Practice Award: Women’s contributions to Sustainable and Equitable Economies at the UN Rio+20 summit in Brazil June 2012.

This initiative perfectly fits Women in Europe for a Common Future - WECF’s overall goal of “Achieving a healthy environment and sustainable development for all”. This goal can only be reached by integrating human rights and gender perspectives into all policy areas. Principle 20 of the Rio Declaration of 1992 is still valid: “Women have a vital role in environmental management and development. Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development.”

Initiatives submitted as “Women’s Rio+20: Good Practices” should focus on one of the following five categories: food sovereignty, climate adaptation, decent jobs and health, water and sanitation or sustainable energy. For additional information read the application information.

Submit the required forms by Thursday 17 May 2012. The five winning initiatives will be announced on 1 June 2012 after which a representative from each initiative will be invited to attend the Rio+20 summit.

Important dates:

Thursday, 17 May 2012: Deadline for submission

Friday, 1 June 2012: Announcement of the 5 winners Wednesday – Friday, 20-22 June 2012: UN Rio+20 Conference and Award Ceremony in Brazil


Originally posted on 10 May 2012

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