Candidates were nominated by EPF’s APPGs and its trusted partners, and the winners were selected by an independent selection panel containing members of parliaments (past and present) committed to SRHR issues, representatives of the CSO community, one of EPF’s APPG secretariats and the secretary of the Romanian Senate’s Subcommittee on Population and Development.
We are delighted to announce that the winners of the inaugural 2012 EPF Awards are as follows:
Recognition of Distinguished Service:
- Safiye Çağar (UNFPA)
- Shiv Khare (AFPPD)
Campaigning and Mobilisation for SRHR:
- Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs (First Lady of Georgia)
Champion of Women’s and Girls’ Rights:
- Hon. Marija Aušrinė Pavilionienė, MP (Lithuania)
International Legislative Champion:
- Rep. Edcel Lagman (Philippines House of Representatives)
European Legislative Champion:
- Danielle Bousquet, deputée (French National Assembly)
We would like to send our deepest congratulations to all six of the winners, and hope that their efforts will serve as an example to the rest of the SRHR community. And we hope that this award will serve as an incentive for them to continue and redouble their efforts in fighting for SRHR for all the world’s most vulnerable people.