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WWSF: 2023 Prize for women's creativity in rural areas

The Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) has launched the "Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life" to honour women and women's groups around the world who demonstrate exceptional creativity, courage and commitment to improving the quality of life in rural communities.

Deadline: 30-Apr-2023

Name of donor :Women's World Summit Foundation

Size of the grant:Less than 1000 $

Category:Awards, prizes and challenges

Reference URL :https://www.woman.ch/campaign-17-

Priority area(s) of interest

The Prize aims to draw international attention to the winners' contributions to sustainable development, household food security and peace, thereby generating recognition and support for their projects. Although rural women play an essential role in providing examples of good practice in their communities, they still do not have full access to the tools needed for development, such as education, credit, land rights and participation in decision-making. By highlighting and rewarding creative development models, innovations and experiences that improve the quality of rural life, WWSF contributes to the eradication of rural poverty, gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment.

Price details
  • The prize (USD 1,000 per winner) represents their contribution of solidarity for the efforts and obstacles to be overcome and is not intended to be a project fund, although in many cases the prize money is reinvested in the winners' programmes.
  • To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, rural women play a key role in achieving results with courage and compassion.
Eligibility criteria
  • Nominees must be women and women's groups currently active in rural life whose efforts have not yet been recognised by other awards. They may not nominate themselves.
  • The nominating organisation 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 organisation or appoint its senior executive (i.e. founder, president, etc.). No more than three candidates may be nominated by the same person or organisation in the same year. The nominator undertakes to organise an awards ceremony if the nominee is selected for the Prize and invites the media to attend.
Criteria
  • The long-term impact of the Prize depends on the integrity of the nominators and the quality of their entries. The Prize is a reward for successful achievements rather than a fund for future projects.
  • One or other of the following elements must be underlined:
    • Exceptional courage and perseverance in improving rural life
    • A creative approach
    • Preservation of and respect for the environment (if the applicant is involved in the environment)
    • Ongoing impact in the community
    • Participation in WWSF's 17 Days of Activism campaign from 1 to 17 October with 17 themes is encouraged
    • Highlight how the candidate's work promotes the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Transforming the World.

For more information, please visitWWSF.

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