The nominees for the prizes should be those women who have contributed towards the improvement of the quality of life of rural communities by applying exceptional creativity, commitment and courage.
“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. 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.”
Nearly 20 prizes are distributed to winners and each of the prizes carries a cash award of $1000. In addition to this, one women’s organization from Africa receives a cash donation of $3000.
The Deadline to Submit Nominations: 31st March Annually.
For More Information and Application; Women’s World Summit Foundation Website