Closing Date: 30.4 2019. 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.
By highlighting and awarding creative development leaders and their work, innovations and experiences enhancing the quality of rural life, WWSF participates in empowering rural women in their contribution to end rural poverty, improve gender equality, and advance women’s rights to peace and well-being.
Nominees should be women and women’s groups currently active in rural life whose efforts have not yet been acknowledged by other awards. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
The Prize is an award for successful accomplishments rather than a fund for future projects. WWSF has a commitment to award annually between 5-10 creative rural women and women’s groups around the world. Each laureate will receive USD $1000.
Nominee histories should demonstrate the creativity, courage and sometimes sacrifice in her efforts at the grassroots level to improve life in rural communities.
The nominating organization or individual must have direct experience of the nominee’s work. 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.). No more than 3 candidates may be presented by the same person/organization in the same year. 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.
Prize laureates are selected by an international Jury composed of WWSF Board of Directors; are announced officially in October, and celebrated in their countries on 15 October – International Day of Rural Women.