Global Competition...


What are you doing to end gender discrimination?

Let us know...

Win an Opportunity to Broadcast Your Strategies Worldwide!

Do you know about an organization that’s changed the way it works in response to demands from its women clients or employee s? Have you seen a community break silence and taboos to challenge traditional gender roles and stereotypes? Has your organization introduced a policy or training to stop sexual harassment in a way that has produced notable results? Have senior managers engaged directly with women workers or women clients and then changed the way their organization does business? Tell us about how change is  happening in o\rganizations to build cultures of equality.

Gender at Work, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), BRIDGE, and Gender Society and Policies Area, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales - FLACSO Argentina announce the launch of a global competition: End Gender Discrimination Now! Around the world, organizations have developed Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity, Diversity or other policies and strategies – from revising national-level constitutions to instituting company-level equal pay policies -- to pave the way to more inclusive, more just and more
equitable organizational cultures.

But we know that policies alone do not generate change. We want to hear your experiences and stories for making change happe n. And we’re also interested in what didn’t work.

We will choose winning submissions in three categories:

  • The GenChange Award: Stories about changes that organizations are implementing that are chipping away at gender discrimination in your workplace and in your communities.
  • The GenTruth Award: Stories about strategies that have been implemented and why they have not worked to reduce gender discrimination in your organization, community or country.
  • The Gen-novation Award: Your ideas about innovative ways to end gender discrimination that you haven’t yet had the opportunity to try out.

What we’re looking for: We’re interested in both formal and informal strategies for tackling gender discrimination. And we are interested in how the internal cultures of organizations change, as well as how the impact or products of an organization’s work become more gender equitable. For instance, do you know about schools that have put measures in place to create equal opportunities for girls and women and have changed deep-seated attitudes of students and teachers in the process? Have you seen government agencies or private sector companies change their procedures in ways that reduce discriminatory attitudes of their staff and make it easier for women to access benefits on an equal basis with men? Have you changed the time or locations of meetings in a community group or in your company to make sure that women can participate more effectively and had good results in terms of ideas and inclusion?

Tell us more!

Why enter?

We value all ideas and thoughts on how to end gender inequality and hope to see wide-ranging submissions, including those that show how gender discrimination links with other types of discrim ination based on race, class, sexual orientation, disability, etc. If your entry is selected, your example will be featured on the websites of AWID, FLACSO, BRIDGE and Gender at Work, and in Gender at Work’s upcoming publication: Making New Rules: Secrets and Stories from the House of Gender. Winners will also be supported to attend and/or feature their experience at: a) a Gender at Work Collaboratory , a venue where practitioners, activists and academics working on gender equality issues meet to share strategies and build collaborations, OR b) the AWID Forum 2016, where they will have an opportunity to present their experiences during a relevant workshop. Winning selections will also receive a year-long subscription to the IDS Bulletin and a back catalogue of BRIDGE publications.

For more information on the participating organizations, please visit their websites at:,, and

Who can enter?

Submissions will be accepted from any individual or organization that has a good story to tell about gender and institutional/organi zational change. You do not have to be working in the organization to tell the story. We will, however, contact the organization to validate your submission.

We invite submissions from diverse types of organizations: governmental and non-governmental, private sector companies, municipalities, donor organizations, media organizations, academic organizations, schools, places of worship, police stations and others.

How to enter:

  1. Fill out the entry form attached. All details must be filled out.
  2. Written submissions should be no more than 750 words in length
  3. If submitting a videotaped story, rather than a written one, please ensure that it is not more than 10 minutes in length. You can upload your video to You Tube or another server, make it private, and send us a link.
  4. Languages: Entries can be submitted in English, Spanish, and French. We apologize ahead of time that we cannot manage entries in additional languages.
  5. SUBMIT HERE: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By When?

The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2013. Winners will be notified by November 30, 2013.

How Submissions will be judged:

A five-person panel of experts on gender and institutional change will judge the submissions. Short-listed entries will be validated by in-country partners of Gender at Work, AWID, BRIDGE and FLACSO, as well as other partner organizations
Winning entries will contain three elements: a) Strong illustrations of the types of gender discrimination that existed; b) Descriptions of innovative approaches used to tackle gender discrimination; c) Your reflections on what happened (or what didn’t happen) as a result.

GO AHEAD, Make a Submission and Help End Gender Discrimination!


End Gender Discrimination Now!

Your name: ________________________ ________________________

Your address: _______________________________________________

Your email: _________________________________________________

Your telephone(s): ___________________________________________

Organization featured in this case:_______________________________

Written submissions: You can submit a written description on these two pages and upload this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can attach accompanying materials if these help to further illustrate your example. We will only accept materials that can be uploaded.

Videotaped submissions: You can tell your story and upload it for consideration to your protected Youtube, Vimeo or other space. Please make sure that your video is no longer than 10 minutes in length. Panelists will only listen to 10 minutes of your production. You can also attach accompanying materials by uploading them to
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All submissions should contain: a) Strong illustrations of the types of gender discrimination that existed; b) Descriptions of innovative approaches used to tackle gender discrimination; c) Your reflections on what happened (or what didn’t happen) as a result.

All submissions must be accompanied by the release form below.


I, _______________________________(NAME)
for the contest: End Gender Discrimination Now!

I certify that my entry is my original work, of which I am the sole author; that my entry has not been previously published or accepted for publication; that I have not heretofore assigned or agreed to as sign the copyright to my entry; that the entry does not violate or infringe upon any copyright or other proprietary right; and that I am free to execute the following assignment to Gender at Work.

I hereby assign to AWID/BRIDGE/FLACSO/Gender at Work the right to publish the enclosed submission on their websites or other publications.

DATED: _________________________, _______

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