Sadako Sasaki Award 2016
The Sadako Sasaki Award in honor of the empowerment of women and girls, and youth dialogue for the dissemination of sustainable development goals of the United Nations, is an initiative of the Brazil Japan Neo Humanitarianism Universalist Organization, ONH-U Club Sadako Sasaki and the Office of Councilman Gilberto Natalini the Municipality of São Paulo; to highlight the primary importance of Agenda 2030 to humanity: "We the people" are the celebrated opening words of the UN Charter. And are "we the people" who are embarking today on the road to 2030. Our journey will involve governments and parliaments, the UN system and other international institutions, local authorities, indigenous peoples, civil society, business and private sector, scientific and academic community - and all the people. Millions have been involved with - and will hold - this Agenda. It is an agenda of the people, by the people and for the people - and this, we believe, will ensure your success. "
The Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030
Goal 1. Eradicate poverty in all its forms, everywhere;
Goal 2. Eradicate hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture;
Goal 3. Ensure a healthy life and promote well-being for all, at all ages;
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable education and quality, and promote learning opportunities throughout life for all;
Goal 5. Achieving gender equality and empower women and girls in general;
Goal 6. Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;
Goal 7. Ensure reliable, sustainable, modern and affordable access to energy for all;
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent job for all;
Goal 9. Building resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
Goal 10. Reducing inequality within and between countries;
Goal 11. Making cities and inclusive human settlements, secure, resilient and sustainable;
Goal 12. Ensure standards of sustainable production and consumption;
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts;
Goal 14. Conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development;
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems sustainably manage the forests, combating desertification, arrest and reverse land degradation and halt the loss of biodiversity;
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels;
Goal 17. To strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development;
For the final selection of the winners are consulted journalists and opinion leaders from the city of São Paulo, in order to format indications of great female personalities that stood out for its humanitarian actions in favor of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in the city from Sao Paulo.
Objectives of Sadako Sasaki Award in favor of Gender Equality
Rewarding initiatives to promote social development through humanitarian and voluntary work, giving priority to four areas of importance to the empowerment of women and girls: professional ethics, leadership and participation of women in society, commitment to the elimination of violence against women and girls, social impact, under the auspices of gender equality and continuity of long-term action, in 12 different categories:
- Social Activism
- Culture of Peace
- Dissemination of Women's Rights
- Education and Social development
- Female Empowerment
- Encouraging Book Reading and Dissemination
- School Culture of Peace
- Social Inclusion and Humanitarian
- Sustainable Library
- Public Policy in Defense of Women's Rights
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Women's Health
Honor the 12 winners of Sadako Sasaki Award in favor of gender equality, in order to provide public recognition for the defense of human rights of the female population, and give visibility to the humanitarian and voluntary work performed by women and girls in society. According to the IBGE, between 2001 and 2009, the proportion of Brazilian households headed by women grew 35% approximately; 22 million families declare women as family stay in all aspects, materials and relationship. Currently 51.8% of Brazil's population are women.
The announcement of the winning female personalities of Sadako Sasaki Award in favor of Gender Equality will be held in a public ceremony. The winners of Sadako Sasaki Award in favor of Gender Equality, will receive an award of Merit, and will have their names inscribed in the Merit Book on Gender Equality Prol, deposited in the Municipality of São Paulo in a Solemn Session to be held on August 06, 2016, in the time from 15:00 to 17:00 in the Auditorium of the Prestes Maia Anchieta Palace of.
On the humanitarian legacy of Sadako Sasaki
"I will write peace on your wings and you will fly the whole world." Sadako Sasaki
The incredible journey of tsurus became world famous thanks to a girl of 12 years old, called Sadako Sasaki, the city of Hiroshima, Japan. It was exposed to atomic bomb when he was two years old, and lived normally with his family until the day he was admitted to the Red Cross hospital with leukemia; ten years after the explosion of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
To visit her in the hospital, her best friend, Chizuko Hamamoto, told him the legend of the thousand tsurus. From then on, Sadako began to fold the birds would grant him his life. At one point, however, he realized that the war was the cause of all the evil and wished that no child ever again suffer because of the wars.
Sadako Sasaki died on 25 October 1955. Doubled 646 tsurus, and inspired thousands of people with his strength of history and sensitivity. A monument was erected in his honor at the Peace Park in Hiroshima.
Curator of Sadako Sasaki Award: Jam Pawlak & Julia Mikita