CECI is stands firmly for women’s rights.
In its mission and values statement, CECI places the principle of equity in human relations at the centre of its vision and its action. We believe in human dignity and equality before the law, and we work to establish equity between women and men both in society at large and within our own organization.
CECI holds the conviction that women must have equitable access to the benefits of development, and this dictates that they be made equal partners in decision-making processes relating to development activities and projects. Discrimination against women limits their access to education, health care, and decision-making power, among other things. It stands in the way of their full participation.
This is why our approach, while including work with men, places a priority on increasing women’s individual and collective knowledge.
The Women in Action Prize recognizes any individual, woman or man, or any organization who has made a significant contribution to gender equality.
The nominee must be:
- an individual (woman or man) or an organization that is or has been involved in one or more of CECI’s projects
- recognized for the significant contribution they have made to gender equality.