National award “Woman of the Year 2014” starts its next phase

National award “Woman of the Year 2014” starts its next phase

Tirana 22 October 2014 - The Albanian Coalition for the Promotion of Women and Youth in Politics in partnership with the Human Rights House / CRCA Albania, continue the proces of evaluation for candidates to the National Award “Woman of the Year 2014”.

This initiative, launched in the beginning of October, aims to empower women and girl in Albania, which contributes in recognizing and encouraging their efforts, in challenging environments such as politics, economy/business and civil society.

The first phase of the process dealt with the online nomination of women and girls who have made their contribution during 2014 in our country, in three categories: Woman of the Year 2014 in Politics; Woman of the Year 2014 in Economy / Business; Woman of the Year 2014 in Civil Society. This stage lasted two weeks and resulted in about 90 applications with 46 names, nominated in the three categories.

The Category Woman of the Year 2014 in Civil Society has the highest number of nominations with 23 names, followed by the category Woman in Politics with 16 names and then Woman in Economy / Business with 7 names.

After a preliminary selection of nominated names, by all the membership of the Coalition, A Cross-Sector Jury will select the final candidates that will have one month at disposal to be voted online by the general public. The three awards will be presented to the selected winners in December in an Open Public Event.

This Award, which is the first of its kind in Albania, will serve as an encouragement for women and girls to support and motivate other women and girls, in the years to come, who wish to work in politics, civil society and economy.

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 with Olof Palme International Centre and financed by the Swedish Government.   

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