Empowering Women for Development

2014 Advancing Development Goals International Contest for students

The 2014 contest was on Empowering Women for Development with particular emphasis on political, social and economic inclusion. The three teams selected publicly defended their projects on 15 September 2014 in front of a jury chaired by Ambassador Staehelin and composed of: Nikita Dawan, Petra Lanz and Stephan Klasen. The defense was followed by a public lecture given by Irene Khan, Director General International Development Law Organization (IDLO). Mr Annan then presented the prizes to the teams:


  • First prize

Empowering Female Sex Workers in the City of Bogotá: From Stigma to a Health Rights Approach



From left to right: Kofi Annan, Maria Adelaida Martinez, Laura Martinez, Catalina Correa.

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  • Second prize

Market Match-up: using a participatory communication platform to increase women's self-efficacy



From left to right on the central picture: Kofi Annan, Luisa Ciampi, David Mulabi, Abeer El Kayaty.


  • Third prize

Educating Against Vulnerability: An integrated approach to addressing the exploitation of female migrant workers



From left to right: Kofi Annan, Kevin Vuong, Faye Simmonds, Amrita Kumar-Ratta, Anam Ansari, Annie Tayyab.


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