The WWSF “Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life” (created in 1994 at the Beijing 4th World Conference on Women), annually awards creative and courageous rural women leaders and groups that help to advance and improve the quality of life in rural communities.
To date, 452 prizes have been awarded in over 140 countries to selected candidates. In some cases, the WWSF prize enhances the status of unknown, active, creative rural women leaders and some of the prizewinners attain national recognition and sometimes move into positions of decision-making at the local/or national level.
The Prize aims to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to sustainable development, food security and peace, thus generating recognition and support for their initiatives and projects. While rural women are vital in providing examples of sound practices in their communities, they still do not have full access to tools needed for development, such as education, credit, land rights and participation in decision making. By highlighting and awarding creative development models, innovations and experiences enhancing the quality of rural life, WWSF participates in addressing the eradication of rural poverty, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment.
Any of the following elements should be emphasized:
a) Exceptional courage and perseverance in improving rural life;
b) Creativity in the approach;
c) Preservation of and respect for the environment;
d) Continuing impact on the community;
e) Participating in the WWSF 17 Days of Activism Campaign 1-17 October with 17 themes is encouraged.
f) Underline how the work of the candidate promotes the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 – Transforming our world.
1. Nominees should be women and women’s groups currently active in rural life whose efforts have not yet been acknowledged by other awards. They may not nominate themselves.
2. The nominating organization or individual must have direct experience of the nominee’s work.
3. The nominator may not nominate a family member, be a member of the nominated organization, nor can an organization nominate its senior officer (i.e. founder, president etc.).
4. No more than 3 candidates may be presented by the same person/organization in the same year.
5. The nominator commits, if possible, to organize an award ceremony if the candidate is selected for the Prize and invites the local and/or national media.
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WWSF – an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the UN development agenda honors women and women’s groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities.
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) Prize for women’s creativity in rural life.
Nomination deadline: 30 April 2020.
The foundation will cash award of US$ 1000 per laureate.
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