July Laureate Highlights

This week the Hilton Prize Coalition showcases the work of five of its outstanding Laureates. This collection of news updates and featured blogs demonstrate the depth of the organizations that make up the Coalition. The Coalition seeks to amplify its members’ impact and promote collaboration in humanitarian assistance, human rights, development, education, and health.

In April, icddr,b’s project, Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence (SHARE), organized the panel “Engaging Private Sector to Achieve Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh.” The discussion served to identify policy challenges in the private health sector in Bangladesh, explore solutions, and attribute to developing policy recommendations for future implementation.

Tostan advocates for an end to child/forced marriage, female genital cutting, child trafficking, and child labor. Focused on human rights and children’s rights, Tostan’s Child Protection Module trainings build awareness of the various moral, social, and legal norms that affect children. Tostan is also a partner of Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of more than 900 civil society organizations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential. Tostan recently attended their second global Girls Not Brides meeting in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

The Task Force for Global Health’s new program MedSurplus Alliance (MSA) focuses on improving the quality and effectiveness of donated medical supplies. They also ensure that enough adequately trained personnel are available to use and maintain donated equipment. In June, the Task Force responded to Guatemala’s Fuego volcano disaster by providing critical medical supplies and equipment to healthcare workers on the frontlines.

Heifer International advances gender equity work to empower women around the world. This blog asks Heifer staffers what the term “women’s empowerment” actually means to them. For Heifer staff member Anahit Ghazanchyan, women’s empowerment means freedom.

In this briefer on their signature program Girls Project, Landesa highlights recent achievements in West Bengal, India. Landesa’s Girls Project aims to help girls realize their land rights as women. To improve girls’ economic and social prospects, Landesa addresses the lack of knowledge, common practices, and biases of land rights.

About The Hilton Prize Coalition

The  Hilton Prize Coalition  is an independent alliance of the 22 winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. Through three signature programs—the  Fellows Program, the  Collaborative Models Program  and the  Storytelling Program—the Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat,  Global Impact.

To learn more about the Hilton Prize Coalition, visit  prizecoalition.charity.org, or contact  prizecoalition@charity.org. Follow the Hilton Prize Coalition on  Twitter and  LinkedIn, and “Like” us on Facebook.

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