The Women’s World Summit Foundation is a non-profit organization that empowers rural women worldwide to fight for their human rights to “equality, peace, land, clean water, food, education, health care and improved opportunities for a better life.” Additionally, the organization works to prevent violence and abuse against children. They work with NGOs, governments and the media to educate the public on child abuse.
Since 1994 the Women’s World Summit has awarded women the prize of Women’s Creativity in Rural Life. According to the foundation, the “award honors women and women’s groups internationally that have shown great courage and creativity, while working to improve rural communities.” They are searching for women who have contributed to sustainability, food security and peace. The award emphasizes the importance of innovation and creativity in terms of positively impacting their food system.
According to the Foundation the prize includes US$1,000 per laureate and US$3,000 for specific African women’s organizations.” There have been 395 prizes awarded so far. Nominations for the prize of “Women’s Creativity in Rural Life” are now open. All Nomination material should be submitted no later than April 30th. For more details on the Women’s World Summit Foundation and their “Women’s Creativity in Rural Life” prize visit their website.