Saturday, February 23, 2008

Award for innovative rural women

All over the world, rural women are an integral and vital force in the development processes that are the key to socio-economic progress.

The Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) invites nominations for its fifteenth Annual Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life, honouring innovative and courageous women and women's organisations working to improve the quality of life in rural communities around the world.

Since its inception in 1994, 331 laureates have been felicitated for their creativity with a cash donation of US$ 500 each and US$ 3,000 for established organisations in Africa.

A traveling exposition was recently exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva during a Human Rights Council session showcasing all the prize winners.

Many of the 15 to 20 selected prize winners will be invited to Geneva to personally present their work at an award ceremony on October 15, declared as the International Day for Rural Women by the UN.

Last date for receiving nomination(s), following the guidelines attached is March 31, 2008.

For further details, please contact:

Elly Pradervand
WWSF Executive Director
WWSF Women's World Summit Foundation
11 Avenue de la Paix 1202
Geneva, Switzerland
Email: wrwd@wwsf.ch

Source: http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/158139/1/4867

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