In order to promote equality-related values in society around the world, Finland has awarded Hän Honours to groups and individuals that are working towards a more just and equal world. Hän Honours are a part of Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs equality campaign that aims to highlight equality issues in global discourse.
In Britain, the equality festival Women of the World (WoW) was the first to receive the prize, and on 6th to 8th of March three Hän Honours recipients will get on the stage at this year’s festival. Karoline Løvall represents Norwegian Jenter og teknologi (Girls and technology), which aims to increase the amount of girls in technical education, ensuring that there is a diversity in technical know-how. Belgian Men Engage Netwerk is represented by Koen Dedoncker. Men Engage Netwerk is an organisation that focuses on the role of men in advancing gender equality and promotes positive role models for men and boys. Franciszka Sady received the honour for Campaign against Homophobia, which is is a Polish gay rights organisation aiming to promote legal and social equality for people outside the heteronorm. Their attendance is supported by Embassy of Finland, London.
Women of the World, 6–8/3, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Further information on the programme and tickets: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/women-of-the-world
Photo: Elina Niemistö