Organizing Committee of EWF Public Recognition Award Receives First Suggestions

Organizing Committee of EWF Public Recognition Award Receives First Suggestions

The Organizing Committee of the 2nd Eurasian Women's Forum received the first suggestions for nominees of the Public Recognition Award 2018. Traditionally, the EWF prize is awarded to outstanding women of Russia and the world for achievements in various fields of activity and contribution to social progress.

This year the Public Recognition Award includes the following areas: economy, politics, social services, culture, science, sport. The Organizing Committee will be receiving applications from Russian and international organizations, business associations and unions, scientific, cultural and charitable projects that wish to nominate their candidates for the award until 1 July. Proposals may be submitted through the form at:

“The EWF Public Recognition Award symbolizes recognition of women’s merits in the formation and implementation of the current agenda, overcoming difficulties in the struggle for goals that are important for the development of a healthy and fair society,” said Lyudmila Bokova, First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, on the idea of the Award.

The Public Recognition Award was originally presented at the First Eurasian Women's Forum in September 2015. Among the recipients were Barbara Matwiej, Deputy Chair of Polish Women's League division; Snejana Todorova Tsokova, Chairwoman of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists; Karin van Mourik, Board Member of Association of German Women Entrepreneurs, Representative on Russian affairs; Sarah Harder, American activist, women's rights champion, Professor at the University of Wisconsin; Zamira Akbagysheva, President of the Congress of Women of Kyrgyzstan, Secretary General of the Union of Business Incubators and Innovation Centers of Kyrgyzstan; Yevgenia Shirkina, winner of the international award for outstanding achievements of disabled people in culture and art; Deng Rong (Maomao), Deputy Chair of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; Gulnara Kichba, Chairwoman of the Mothers of Abkhazia for Peace and Social Justice Movement; Eugenia Rolph-Smith, actress, TV presenter, public figure.

Tina Stankevich, Eurasian Women's Community news agency