National award “Women of the Year 2015” enters into finale voting phase

National award “Women of the Year 2015” enters into finale voting phase

Tirana 2 December 2015 - The Albanian Coalition for the Promotion of Women and Youth in Politics in partnership with the Human Rights House / CRCA Albania, starts today the final voting phase for the National Award “Woman of the Year 2015”.

This initiative, launched in September of this year, aims to empower women and girls in Albania, which contributes in recognizing and encouraging their efforts, in challenging environments such as politics, media and civil society.

At the link www.crca.al/voto can be voted for the favorite candidate for each category. The Voting phase will last until December 20. Later on, the three awards will be presented to the selected winners.

The voting phase was preceded by the phase of online nomination of women and girls who have made their contribution during 2015 in our country, in three categories: Woman of the Year 2015 in Politics; Woman of the Year 2015 in Media; Woman of the Year 2015 in Civil Society. This stage lasted four weeks and resulted in about 52 applications with 37 names, nominated in the three categories.

The Category Woman of the Year 2015 in Civil Society had the highest number of nominations with 13 names, followed by the two other categories with 12 names each of them.

Based on the highest number of names nominated were selected 10 candidates in the categories of Politics and Media and 9 candidates in the category of Civil Society, to continue the race of online voting.

This Award, will serve as an encouragement for ëomen and girls to support and motivate other women and girls, in the years to come, who wish to work in politics, civil society and media.

The National Award is organized by Coalition for Women and Youth in Politics in collaboration with the Human Rights House in Albania / CRCA Albania, in partnership and supported by Olof Palme International Centre.

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