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Yasmeen Hassan, the global executive director of Equality Now, received the International Gender Equality Prize in Tampere on Dec. 2, 2019. Picture: Press photo

The Government of Finland awarded the International Gender Equality Prize. The prize, which was awarded for the second time, was presented to Equality Now, a global non-profit organization, which has succeeded in changing discriminatory laws in different countries.

Thomas Blomqvist, the minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality, awarded the prize to Yasmeen Hassan, the global executive director of Equality Now, in Tampere.

According to the Finnish government, gender equality has been a conscious political decision that has made Finland one of the most successful countries in the world on many levels.

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