UN Women China and its prominent media partner Netease are awarding leading women in the media who have given notable contributions to the fastest growing industries in China.
Fifteen awards were given out to various notable celebrities, including Gong Linna, Wu Mochou, Ann Hui, Hui Ruoqi, and Xi Mengyao amongst other women in various categories, such as the "Female Role Model Award," the "Female Breakthrough Award" and other awards. As for male celebrities, Wu Zun, Teng Ger, and Guo Ke receive the "Male Role Model Award."
The "Women's Media Award" began in 2011. The awards focus on female role models in every field in China. The theme of this year's award, "Courage to Fight for Gender Equality", pays tribute to the brave women who are actively pushing for gender equality in all fields.
The China Country Programme Manager of UN Women, Julie Broussard, and the Editor in Chief of Netease Media, Tian Hua, gave opening speeches. Julie says, "The Women's Media Award is to add voice of the media to efforts to overcome gender inequality. Media's positive portrayals of women are promoting investments with great returns to the whole society."
After careful consideration, the 15 awards were presented to Gong Linna, a singer, founder of new Chinese art music; Hui Ruoqi, Olympic champion from the Chinese women's volleyball team; Lan Tian, prototype of the film "Seventy-seven Days"; Yan Jinxiu, a world-class tunnel expert; Xu Anhua, a famous female film director; He Qiaonü, first Chinese female philanthropist; Wang Jinchu, village official; Fan Yu Su, female worker writer; and Han Liping, an aerospace engineer.
Women and men alike should work together to achieve gender equality. The "Male Model of the Year" awards were presented to Guo Ke, the director of documentary "Twenty-Two" and the Artist and Singer, Teng Ger, Wu Zun, a celebrity dad, won the "Male Achievement of the Year" Award due to his great balance between career and family.
The "Women's Media Award" aims to promote equal opportunities for women in all sectors by honoring outstanding female role models. OMO sponsors the event.
(Source: China Daily)