Award Winner 2021: #NiUnaMenos

Pia Castro, Hinde Pomeraniec, Mariana Carbajal, Ana Correa, Ingrid Beck, Annalena Baerbock | Copyright: photothek.net Thomas Trutschel

After serious cases of violence against women and femicide came to light in 2015, thousands of people took to the streets in Argentina and later throughout the region to protest violence against women. This was the birth of the movement #NiUnaMenos ("not one less"). What started with a tweet and was driven by a group of women journalists has now become one of the world's largest and best known movements against the oppression of women.

Congratulations to #NiUnaMenos for winning the first Unidas Award for Women's Rights and Democracy!

The award is a distinction for special merits of individuals, groups and organizations in the promotion of women's rights and democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects, model initiatives or outstanding commitment, for example, can be taken into consideration. The Unidas Award is presented once a year based on the decision of an independent jury consisting of the members of the advisory board and the chairwoman of the Unidas association and is endowed with 10,000 euros. The jury decides on the basis of the following criteria: Relevance, impact, innovation, sustainability, special challenges. Proposals for up to two award winners or groups can be submitted once a year by the diplomatic missions of the Federal Republic of Germany in Latin America and the Caribbean and the members of the Women's Network. Self-nominations are excluded.