The International Day of the Girl Child Conference Found Worthy of the Golden Compass Award

Created 29 May 2017

The Aydın Doğan Foundation received the Golden Compass Award, given for 16 years now by the Turkish Public Relations Association (TÜHİD), for the event “The International Day of the Girl Child Conference”, jointly held with UNFPA, UNICEF, and UN Women, with the consultancy of the United Nations Social Gender Equality Group.

The Conference that was organized for discussing the education-related problems that girls experience in Turkey and the impact of education in the lives of girls, was the winning project of the “Agenda Management” category.

Aydın Doğan Foundation, since its inception, supports programs and activities that focuses on education and culture, and the event “The International Day of the Girl Child Conference”, jointly held with UNFPA, UNICEF, and UN Women, was deemed worthy of the Golden Compass Award in the “Agenda Management” category, the 16th edition of which is being held this year, and which rewards successful projects in the area of public relations.

“The International Day of the Girl Child Conference” was launched in 2015 in order to create an awareness within the scope of the “International Day of the Girl Child”, celebrated every year on October 11 to prevent and combat any type of discrimination against the girl children. The objective of the Conference, held with the theme “Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures”, is to increase awareness on social gender equality and the importance of empowerment of girls, to address the the accomplishments and the challenges in this field, and to promote activities that empower the girl children.

The ultimate aim of the organizers of the Conference, Aydın Doğan Foundation, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, and the United Nations Social Gender Equality Group, is to make sure that the International Day of the Girl Child does not remain as a single day event, resources and activities for this important subject continue to be mobilized for the rest of the year.

Another award for the ‘Women Leaders in Technology’
This year, the Aydın Doğan Foundation also supported “Women Leaders of Technology Awards”, that was held for the second time by Microsoft Turkey, with the cooperation of KAGİDER, in order to support women’s success stories in technology. Implemented with the joint efforts of Microsoft, KAGİDER, and the Aydın Doğan Foundation, the project received the “UNDP Special Award”, the sixth edition of which is being given this year, during the Golden Compass Awards, with the cooperation of TÜHİD and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).