WWSF Prize for Women’s creativity in rural life©
Increased visibility and support for women social entrepreneurs and their work to end poverty, violence and discrimination. The Exposition will travel to different places in Switzerland and abroad.
About the Prize for rural women
Giving credit where it’s due!
Created in 1994, the Prize for women’s creativity in rural life awards women and women’s groups around the world who exhibit exceptional creativity, courage and commitment in improving the quality of life in rural communities.
Awarded annually, the Prize draws international attention to the laureates’ contributions to sustainable development, household food security and peace. It also increases support for their work.
The award money consists of US$ 1000 per Laureate and US$ 3000.- for certain women’s organizations in Africa, is a gesture of solidarity and empowerment.
Thanks to the support received over the past 16 years, WWSF could award 354 Laureates to-date , averaging about US$ 300'000 in total.
Principal sponsors of the Prize over the years
- Swiss Development and Cooperation SDC
- Republic and Canton of Geneva
- Ville de Genève
- Hotel Beau-Rivage
- Vivre Autrement
- The World Bank
- Banque Pictet
- Manor AG
- Delance SA
- Société Borel & Barbey
- Editions Jouvence
- Aéroport International de Genève AIG
- New Field Foundation
- Seiler Family
- Jensen Family
- Demole Family
- Jaeger Family
- Elly & Pierre Pradervand
- W. Somary
- E. Detiger
- Ilse Moser
- M.L. Parreil
- among others.