Every year since 1987, Barcelona City Council has called for nominations for the 8 March Award, which is named after Maria Aurèlia Capmany as a tribute to the great Catalan writer, to commemorate International Women's Day.

The first aim of the award is to acknowledge initiatives and projects conceived to make Barcelona a city free of male violence. The second aim of the award is to offer economic resources and institutional support to help set up the winning projects.

Target population
Non-profit natural or legal persons, associations and entities from the city of Barcelona.

2020: 34th edition of the award

With the slogan “Ecofeminism and climate emergency”, this year’s edition aims to reward projects with a gender, intersectional and female perspective that help to tackle the climate emergency and carry out ecofeminist initiatives in the city.

Awards ceremony

The awards ceremony took place in the Sala Moragues at El Born CCM on Saturday 29 February 2020, at 5 pm.

The winning project was “Network of care and climate shelters from a community and ecofeminist perspective” submitted by the Punt 6 Collective and the Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ-ICTA) at the UAB.

And the public prize, awarded by popular vote, went to the ETCS Cooperative project, entitled “Teixim la xarxa de dones cosidores” (We’re weaving the seamstress network), representing the Seamstress Network.