Media Awards honor, recognize and celebrate the efforts of those in media and advertising who highlight pressing gender concerns. It was launched in 2007. A year later, UNFPA joined Population First to make it a pan India event. Five annual awards events have been held so far with over 474 awards presented across 28 States and 6 Union territories of India, covering 13 languages. Close to 208 of the most distinguished names in Advertising, Film and Media were part of our jury. Many other media icons and artists across India supported the Laadli
campaign through sponsorships and free performances.Laadli
Media Awards are not an end in itself for us. It represents the culmination of a year long advocacy which starts with the widespread dissemination of the call for entries clearly delineating what is gender sensitive writing. Besides, directly contacting media persons, media networks and web sites are also used to reach out to reach out to as many journalists as possible.
Press conferences are held in all the major cities to announce the call for entries and are reported extensively in the media.
Language specific jury meetings are held in different cities to engage the local media leaders in the process of selection of winning entries.
Laadli Lifetime Achievement Award 2015-16
Ms.Kamla Bhasin was presented the Laadli Lifetime Achievement Award 2015-16
Kamla Bhasin is known for simplifying, yet not diluting, complex issues of gender, patriarchy, violence and oppression of different kinds. Her ability to blend art, music, dance and her kindred spirit into activism is well known across south asia and has won her many praises. She has brought together several organisations from neighbouring countries, even conflict ridden countries, to bridge a solidarity among feminists across borders. Feminists, both young and old, turn to Kamla for her support and her wisdom from having engaged with gender, inequality and injustice for several years. Her wit and clarity of thought are a beacon of hope for many across the subcontinent.
Through a career spanning five decades, Kamla has reached out to thousands of young people, activists, artists, feminists to spread her message of equality. She was among the first to articulate the harmful nature of patriarchy on men; while
simultaneously leading the discourse on violence against women and the need for solidarity across genders to end violence.
Quick Facts about LMAAGS 2012-13
A total of 1700 entries received from across India in 12 languages
88 awards are presented across the four regions
73 jury members selected the winning entries
23 Awards presented at the National level
Ms. Shaukat Kaifi, theatre and film personality received the Laadli
of the Century award
Ms.Lalitha Lajmi, renowned artiste, was presented the Laadli
Lifetime Achievement Award
Aditya Birla Group and United Phosphorus sponsored the Western and Southern region awards respectively
TATAs were the sponsors of the National Laadli
Media and Advertising Awards 2012-13
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