A new session of the Organising Committee of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum was held on March 29. The participants discussed preparation of the forthcoming event and approved the EWF Public Recognition Awards Charter. Lyudmila Bokova, First Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council Committee for Constitutional Legislature and State Structure, shared her comments regarding the order of awarding. She said: “The Public Recognition prize will be given to women for their success in peacemaking and active charitable and social activity, for their achievements in different fields and contribution to sustainable development of the country.” 


The first Public Recognition prize was awarded at the First Eurasian Women’s Forum in September 2015. The new awards ceremony will take place at the final day of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum. 

Women or groups from any country whose activity gives a good example for the society can become the Public Recognition’s candidates and nominees. Organisations promoting women’s success stories and advancement of women in different spheres of life can also be awarded. 


The three basic groups of the Public Recognition’s nominations are specified. They are international (constant), contest (annual), and special (events-based). Thus, the first group bases on activities of women in the key directions of modern life and their contribution to international agenda. The nominations possible are ‘Public Service’, ‘Peacemaking’, ‘Spiritual Service’, ‘Contribution to Global Health Strategy’, and so on. The second group presupposes holding EWF contests in different fields where women achieved much. Special nominations are formed on the basis of the relevant Russian and international events having a wide public resonance. Within this group the following prizes are possible: ‘Sport Achievements and Olympic Spirit’, ‘Valour and Courage’, ‘Diligence and Faith in the Future’, ‘High Moral and Ethical Character and Universal Human Qualities’, etc. 

The terms of awarding the prize are identified in the Charter. You can read it at the Eurasian Women Forum’s web-site. 

Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community

translated by Nikolay Gavrilov