Decision of 10 October 1985, setting up the Joke Smit Prize
We Beatrix, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.
On the nomination of the Secretary of State for Social Affairs and Employment, Mrs. mr. A. Kappeyne of the Coppello of 10 October 1985, Executive Board of the Coordination of Emancipation Policies, No. 85/2554, done in accordance with the views of the Council of Ministers;
Read the letter of April 29, 1982, of the then-female members of the States General, in which these members proposed to set a government award in the field of emancipation, to the feminist Joke Smit (27 August 2016). 1933-19 September 1981), which has played a very prominent role in the contemporary women's emancipation movement;
Whereas a government prize in the field of emancipation is an appropriate means of underlining the significance of the emancipation of the emancipation of the Dutch society;
Whereas such a price may also accentuate the importance of the emancipation policy as a constituent part of general government policy;
Whereas it is desirable to give effect to the proposal;
Having regard to the opinions of the Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee on Emancipation Policy dd. 3 July 1984 and of the Emancipation Council. 30 August 1985;
Have found good and understand:
There is a government prize in the field of emancipation called Joke Smit Prize.
1 The Joke Smit prize can be awarded once every two years to a person, a group or a body on the basis of delivering or delivered a fundamental contribution to improvement of the position of women in Dutch. society.
2 The prize consists of a cash amount of € 10 000 and an art object.
1 The award of the award shall be made by our Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, after having obtained the opinion of a jury appointed by him, and in agreement with our Minister of Ministers, who shall be responsible for this.
2 He may lay down detailed rules in this regard.
Our Minister for Social Affairs and Employment is in charge of the implementation of this decision, which is State Sheet A copy of which will be sent to the Chambers of the States-General, to the Court of Auditors and to the executor of the late Mrs Joke Smit.
' s-Gravenhage, 10 October 1985
The Secretary of State for Social Affairs and Employment,
A. Kappeyne of the CoppelloPublished on the 28th of November 1985
The Minister of Justice,
F. Korthals Altes