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CAMFED, Campaign for Female Education

Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 2021

In the course of its online meeting, the Jury for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, composed of Pedro Alonso Fernández, Maite Arango García-Urtiaga, Eugenia Bieto Caubet, Francisco de Paula Bisbal Pons, Andrés Conde Solé, Miguel Delibes de Castro, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil González, Enrique Fernández-Miranda y Lozana, Duke of Fernández-Miranda, Luis García Montero, Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal, Daniel López Acuña, Íñigo J. Losada Rodríguez, Sophie Muller, Sami Naïr, Juan Carlos del Olmo Castillejos, Ana Pastor Julián, Luis Sánchez-Merlo Ruiz, chaired by Gustavo Suárez Pertierra and with Gloria Fernández-Lomana García acting as secretary, has decided to confer the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on CAMFED, Campaign for Female Education.

The international non-governmental organization CAMFED has contributed for more than two decades to social transformation aimed at remedying the exclusion and facilitating the access of millions of girls to education, as well as the empowerment of young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on a model of continuous support from childhood through to adulthood and on a network of solidarity and intergenerational help, its work has promoted a systemic change built on the pillars of equity and social justice which is committed to the leadership of the women.

The Jury has also taken into account the methodology employed by CAMFED, taking into account environmental sustainability criteria.

16th June 2021

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