Last November, XOESE presented the Francophone Gender Equality Awards, Edition 2021, to its various winners:
- Pitalunani HESSI, winner of the first prize
- Gratias KIBANJA, winner of the second prize
- Amélie AKINSHOLA, winner of the third prize.
These brave women have distinguished themselves by their actions in their community, they have been able to transform the daily lives of their peers through various advocacy and awareness around the cause of Francophone women.
Thus, XOESE, through the Francophone Gender Equality Award, would like to recognize the considerable efforts of these heroines, often in the shadows, and increase the visibility of their exceptional achievements. This award highlights the commitment and extraordinary journeys of these activists who have advanced the rights of women, young women and girls and gender equality in the various Francophone countries of the Global South.
Watch the videos of the awards
Relive through this video the awarding of the prize to Pitalunani HESSI, winner of the first prize by Steffie KUEVIAKOE, Capacity Building Program Manager – Monitoring and Human Resources Focal Point of the XOESE Fund.
She is the Director of the association Femme Plus Togo since 2013. The association aims to accompany and advocate for access to rights for women and girls in Togo, especially those living with HIV/AIDS, and LGBTI+ women.
In this video, XOESE Fund proceeds to the awarding of the prize to Gratias KIBANJA, winner of the second prize by Abra Rosaline TSEKPUIA, member of the Board of Directors.
She is the initiator and President of the Administrative Council of Women in Action for Human Dignity (WAHDi asbl) and the DRC focal point of the Network of African Children and Youth for Human Rights (REJADH-RDC).
Here is a picture of the award given to Amélie AKINSHOLA, winner of the third prize by Steffie KUEVIAKOE, Capacity Building Program Manager – Monitoring and Human Resources Focal Point of XOESE Fund.
A Beninese activist who has produced a dozen powerful initiatives on various themes related to women’s health and empowerment.