Creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities
Awarded since 1994 by WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation - an international, non-profit NGO serving the implementation of women’s and children’s rights - the Prize 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 (331 prizes awarded so far). 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.
Amount: 500$ per laureate ($ 3000 for African women’s organisations)
Deadline : 31 March 2008
The winners will be announced at the UN General Assembly, 15 October, designated last year as the International Day for Rural Women.
Read more on Women’s World Summit Foundation web site : http://www.woman.ch/women/1-guidelines.php?lg=1
11 February 2008