Good Practice Award by Women’s Rio+20

On June 21st 2012, during the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, six women received the Women Rio+20 Best Practice Award which highlights women’s contribution to sustainable development and the essential role women already play in making our economies more equitable and sustainable.

Women are catalysts for sustainable development in many communities worldwide. However their contributions are often overlooked. Throughout the world, many women are contributing to society’s well-being, prosperity and development in ways that protect our health and environment, support equitable decision-making and strengthen women’s empowerment and livelihoods.

With over 150 submissions, there were many excellent initiatives which did not get an award. The sixteen winning entries are presented in this booklet to allow wide dissemination of the good practices.