The 5th Fondation RAJA Women’s Awards Ceremony, special edition “Women & the Environment” was held in live video on December 10, 2020. This ceremony is a flagship event for the Foundation, since it highlights the essential work carried out by the associations it supports, which act for the emancipation of women in France and around the world.
During this ceremony, 6 prizes were awarded to associations supported by the Foundation. A total of €80,000 was given to the 6 winning associations in recognition of their remarkable contribution to the emancipation of women in France and around the world, and to enable them to pursue and develop their projects.
“Despite the unprecedented context linked to the health situation, I was keen to maintain the 2020 edition of the Fondation RAJA Women’s Awards […] because the crisis we are going through is a stark reminder of just how essential the issues of local food production, protection of natural resources, and support for innovative and sustainable initiatives are. “ said Danièle Kapel-Marcovici, President and Founder of the Foundation, at the beginning of the ceremony.
CATEGORY “PRODUCING CLEAN ENERGY”
Supported from 2017 to 2019 by the Foundation, Inti Energies Solidaires is the winning association in the “Producing clean energy” category for its project “Fighting poverty and preserving the environment by promoting solar cooking and supporting local capacity building“.
CATEGORY “PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES”
Supported from 2018 to 2020 by the Foundation, the Institute for Cooperation for Development in Africa (ICD Africa) is the winning association in the category “Protecting natural resources” for its project “Women and Shells“.
CATEGORY “ENCOURAGING GREEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
Supported in 2019 by the Foundation, Du Pain & des Roses is the winning association in the “Encouraging Green Entrepreneurship” category for its project to “Promote the socio-professional integration of women seeking asylum and far from employment through workshops to create bouquets of local and seasonal flowers“.
CATEGORY “SUSTAINABLY FEEDING CITIES”
Supported in 2018 by the Foundation, Dessine l’Espoir is the winning association in the “Feeding cities sustainably” category for its project “Sustainable agriculture to secure food for vulnerablecommunities in Piggs Peak“.
MOVEMENT FRANCE RECEIVES THE JURY’S “COUP DE COEUR” PRIZE (10 000€)
While all the prizes had been awarded, the jury decided to reward the association Movement France with a Coup de Coeur prize for its “P3 : Plastique, Project, Pochette” project, supported in 2017 by the Foundation.
PROJETER SANS FRONTIERES, WINNER OF THE “PUBLIC AWARD” CATEGORY (10 000€)
Supported since 2016 by the Foundation, Projeter Sans Frontières is the winner of the Public Prize (with more than 4,400 votes) for its project “Strengthening the autonomy of a group of peasant women in agro-ecological production by valuing the impact of their work on the conservation of the Andean forest“.