The 2022 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize has officially launched. In 2018, the APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize was created to recognise research that enables policy makers, business leaders, and others to identify and implement measures to improve women’s health in APEC economies so women can join and rise in the workforce.
APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies initiative
Since 2014 the APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies initiative has been working on a public-private partnership basis to improve women’s health so women can join, thrive, and rise in the workforce. In 2015 the APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies initiative published a Policy Toolkit, which details the issues, actions, and implementing elements for improving women’s health across five pillars: workplace health and safety; health access and awareness; work-life balance; sexual and reproductive health; and gender-based violence.
In order to be considered for the APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize, individuals must submit an original piece of research that is no older than two years of age as of January 1, 2020. All are welcome to apply.
The winner of the prize will win USD $20,000, while the 2 runners-up will win USD $5,000 each. If the winner or runner up is from government then the prize money will be given instead to HealthyWomen (a women’s health not-for-profit). Alternatively, the winner or runners-up may designate a not-for-profit entity to receive the prize money.