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The Award Ceremony of the UNFPA Media Competition 2017 for the best published materials in gender equality was held on 17 November.

UNFPA recognized the winners of the Media Competition under the theme “Equal opportunities of women and men in achieving the sustainable development”, which was announced in the beginning of the year. 

Journalists of the national media submitted more than 40 materials covering the issues of women empowerment, gender in healthcare, education and employment.  Five media materials published in the national and local media were awarded the first prizes during the SWOP Report Launch in Ashgabat for quality and in-depth coverage. 

“Media plays a key role in promoting gender equality in our society,” said Ms. Bayramgul Garabayeva, UNFPA Assistant Representative in Turkmenistan during the Award Ceremony.  “The UNFPA Media Competition allows us to raise the awareness of the public at large on importance of the issue.  It is also noteworthy that the annual UNFPA Media Competition, which is now a tradition, has already created a professional network of journalists interested in covering the issue of gender equality.  This year it was a great pleasure to see an entire sequence of creative works published on women empowerment, male engagement and existing mechanisms and legislation in Turkmenistan promoting gender equality.”

You may find the winning submissions in Turkmen and Russian languages below or to the right.  

You may also watch one of the winning submissions here: