From left to right: Daughters' Day Jury Member Jade Duong, Award Winner Patricia Bacus, Award Winner Hadiqa Jabeen, Award Winner Itohansose Itua, Award Winner Similoluwa Bankole and Daughters' Day Jury Chair Alice Lam
At the fifth annual Youth Forum, on February 4th, four young and exceptional women were bestowed Daughters' Day Awards. These awards celebrate the lives, contributions, and achievements of daughters based on an appreciation of gender equity in our society.
The annual event raises awareness about gender discrimination as well as recognizes daughters who are making a significant contribution to their communities.
Nominations for CIWA’s Daughters’ Day Awards were open in November 2016. Once the nominations were received, a jury met and carefully reviewed the submissions. The jury evaluated each nominee and selected four young daughters as award recipients. The jury consisted of Alice Lam, CIWA Board Member and Chair of the Daughters' Day Awards Jury, Laura Manickaraj, a Daughters’ Day Award recipient in 2014 in Edmonton, Jade Duong, CIWA Board Member and Lourdes Juan, an urban planner and entrepreneur.
The awards were generously sponsored by Gerda R. Bloemraad, former CIWA Board Chair and Shirley Turnbull, current Board Director.