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  • Khorloo Khukhnokhoi wins the Women’s solutions reporting award with “Female Students Revolt Against ‘Virginity Tests’” published in Global Press Journal
  • Powerful story supporting rights of girls in Mongolia
  • Very high quality of entries for the Women’s solutions reporting award

Last night, One World Media celebrated the winners of this year’s Awards. This Awards season brought a wide range of stories from around the world. The panels of 62 judges made their selections of stories from 101 countries across 15 categories including EIB’s sponsored ‘Women’s solutions reporting’ award. This Award is for entries that explore women’s solutions in the global south, showcasing successful initiatives by and for women, of any scale, that help to tackle challenges faced by them and society at large.

We are thrilled to congratulate the winner of the Women’s solutions reporting’ award, Khorloo Khukhnokhoi, for Female Students Revolt Against ‘Virginity Tests’ published in Global Press Journal. Her powerful story contributed to protect the rights of young girls in Mongolia.

EIB Secretary General Marjut Falkstedt, who was one of the judges of the Women’s solutions reporting award said: “I am extremely impressed of the quality and diversity of the stories that competed for the Women’s solutions reporting award. They all shined a light on inspiring and often brave women and men taking small or big steps to improve their lives and the ones of their communities, to cope with injustice, discrimination and challenges posed by climate change and the Covid-19. I am proud that the European Investment Bank has supported this award and hope these stories will be viewed and read by the greatest number of people.”

Khorloo Khukhnokhoi’s story was shortlisted with two other nominees: 101 East: The Widows of Everest, by Sreya Banerjee and Rojita Adhikari for Al Jazeera English and Being a woman in Asia: Hear their voices, see their stories by Bettina Thoma-Schade, for DW Deutsche Welle. Check out other great stories in the Longlist 2022 – One World Media.

The judges of the Women’s solutions reporting’ award commented on the overall high quality of the entries, and how great it was to see different story formats and recognition of multiple audiences. There was strong variety and diversity across the selection with local journalists being given prominence and recognition.

Read Marjut Falkstedt’s blog on OWM website

Check EIB’s latest news on its Gender page

Background information

About the European Investment Bank

To enhance the positive impact of its activities on gender equality and empower women and girls, the EIB Group adopted a Strategy on Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment and a Gender Action Plan, with the aim of embedding gender equality and in particular women’s economic empowerment in the EIB’s business model. It covers its lending, blending and advisory work within and outside the European Union.

The EIB is also committed to driving gender equality in the workplace. The EU bank champions diversity and inclusion not only because of the undeniable business benefits they bring, but also because of their power to enrich the working environment for all staff.

More information: The EIB gender equality initiatives

About One World Media

One World Media is a non-profit organisation founded over 30 years ago by a group of journalists who recognised international reporting at that time was limited and often reinforcing stereotypes. They set out to encourage and celebrate more and better quality reporting from the global south.

Since then One World Media has been working to support journalists and filmmakers globally to tell stories that inform and connect us all.