WoW Awards

Grafična podoba: Vesna Bukovec

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We are looking for heroines, fighters for equality!

Nominations for WoW Awards are open.

History has been written from the position of power in an effort to maintain in the present the existing social relations of exploitation. That there are practically no women in history, or that mostly those who were willing to maintain the social status quo are included, is not a coincidence but the principal method of maintaining the existing state of inequality.

City of Women is looking for heroines, fighters for equality and women's rights, fighters for the common and community, overlooked champions of a better world. Do you know such women? Recommend them for WoW Awards, which will be presented annually every March in four partner countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Ireland).

You can nominate only living women (by which we mean women, trans and intersex people), who have made a consistently positive impact on the struggle for gender equality and social justice in Slovenia. Perhaps they are activists, cleaners, farmers, doctors, teachers, scientists, social workers, lawyers, lecturers, artists or anything else. If they are changing our society for the better, they should be on the list of five nominees for this year's WoW award. 

Nominations are accepted until 31st January 2020 via an electronic form - here*!

You can also send your nominations and/or questions directly to or by mail to City of Women, Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana.

Proposals can be put forward by individuals, non-governmental institutions, public institutes, chambers, unions or informal activist groups. There is no limit to the number of nominations that one person or organisation can make.

Proposals should include:

  • name, surname and contact information of the nominator
  • name, surname of the nominee
  • nominee's short curriculum vitae or a short statement about why you are proposing this person

Proposals will be reviewed by the jury appointed by the City of Women. The jury reserves the right to propose its own nominees.

The five nominees will be announced at an event in the beginning of March 2020.

The project Women on Women presenting WoW Awards is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

*form is in Slovenian, for English please send your proposal directly containing the asked information