Frequently Asked Questions
Why a Prize for women's creativity in rural life?
- To draw international attention to women's contributions to sustainable development, household food security and peace, as well gain recognition and support for their community work. While rural women are vital in providing examples of sound practices they still do not have full access to tools needed for development, such as education, credit, land rights and participation in decision making. By highlighting and awarding their creative development models, innovations and experiences, WWSF participates in alleviating poverty and marginalisation.
What changes does the Prize for women's creativity in rural life catalyze?
- In innumerable rural communities the Prize has enhanced the status of unknown innovative women active in rural communities who became respected community leaders. Time and again, prizewinners have attained national status and have become involved in decision making both locally, regionally and sometimes internationally.
What do Laureates do with the prize money?
- The award per laureate, which is our acknowledgement for the Laureate's creative efforts to improve life in rural communities and represents our solidarity gift, is in most cases reinvested in the prizewinner's activities and programs.
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