March 31, 2010 – Deadline for nominations: Prize for women’s creativity in rural life

    | February 8, 2010

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    The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) is seeking nominees for a prize that recognizes women’s contributions to sustainable development, household food security, and peace. The prize aims to draw international attention to the winners’ work, thus generating recognition and support for their projects and activities.

    Nominees should be women, or groups of women, currently active in rural life whose efforts have not yet been acknowledged by other awards. They may not nominate themselves. Entries should emphasize any of the following elements:

    -exceptional courage and perseverance in improving rural life;
    -creativity in the approach;
    -preservation of and respect for the environment;
    -continuing impact on the community.

    At least 20 prizes of 1,000 American dollars (approximately 730 Euros) will be awarded, and a donation of 3,000 American dollars (approximately 2,200 Euros) will be awarded for established organisations in Africa. For more information, visit: