UN Women timeline on women’s history wins a Webby Award

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Update: UN Women's timeline Women’s Footprint in History has won a Webby Award. The timeline was selected by the Academy as the 2017 Webby Award recipient in the activism category for websites.

Date: 20 April 2017

A UN Women timeline, Women’s Footprint in History, has been nominated for a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Nominated under the Activism category for Websites, the timeline showcases trailblazing women throughout history, from Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to Raich Hiratsuka and Unity Dow, from countries such as New Zealand to Zimbabwe and many others, who have made extraordinary contributions to their societies and highlights the gender equality gaps that still exist today.

Dubbed as the Oscars for the Web, the Webby Awards honour the best of the internet every year. To be selected as a nominee is a great honour. Listen to the UN Radio interview with Jaya Jiwatram, the Digital and Interactive Media Specialist at UN Women to learn more.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body comprised of more than 2000 leading Internet experts, business leaders and creative celebrities, chose this year’s Nominees from 13,000 entries globally. Every year, two awards are given per category: The Webby Award selected by the Academy and a People’s Voice Webby voted on by the public.

Voting for The Webby People’s Voice Awards is open until 11:59 PDT, Thursday 20 April 2017. To cast your vote, click here. Winners will officially be announced on 25 April 2017.