2011 SEED Gender and Equality Award winner recognised at the Rio+20 UN Women's side event

UN Women, in collaboration with the Government of Brazil, is organizing the Leaders' Forum on the Future Women Want on 19 and 21 June 2012.

On 19 June 2012, the multi-stakeholder Leaders' Forum on the Future Women Forum: Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development will bring together leaders and experts from governments, the UN System, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to discuss and reaffirm the centrality and the inter-linkages of gender equality and women's empowerment with the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental.

Amongst various presentations and panel discussion, three of the 2011 SEED winners

will be showcasing their initiative as examples of innovative women-led enterprises, with a special recognition for the 2011 SEED Gender and Equality Awardee -sponsored by UN Women, Bishnu Thakali, from Solid Waste Management and Community Mobilization Program.

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