The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) has announced the Prize to honour 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.
Awarded since 1994 by the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), an international, nonprofit, humanitarian NGO, serving the implementation of women’s and children’s rights and the UN development agenda.
The Prize aims to draw international attention to laureates’ contributions to sustainable development, household food security and peace, thus generating recognition and support for their projects.
While rural women are vital in providing examples of sound practice 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.
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The Prize is an award for successful accomplishments rather than a fund for future projects.
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.
1. Nominees should be women and women’s groups currently active in rural life whose efforts have not yet been acknowledged by other awards.
2. Nominees cannot nominate themselves.
3. The nominating organization or individual must have direct experience of the nominee’s work.
4. 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.).
5. No more than three nominees may be presented by the same person / organization in the same year.
6. The nominator commits to organize an award ceremony if the candidate is selected for the Prize and invites the media.
The award (US$ 1000 per laureate) represents our solidarity contribution for efforts and obstacles to overcome and is not meant to be a project fund, although in many cases the prize money is re-invested in the laureates’ programs.
Nomination deadline: 30 April 2021.
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