Impact Reports 2001-2005
Hold your Leaders to account ! Demand that promises are kept ! Keep on moving forward !
Tohoun, Togo, 15 October 2005
This year again, the World Rural Women’s Day (15 October) was celebrated all around the world. NGOs, Foundations, rural groups and associations honored rural women in speeches and activities. Many laureates who won the WWSF Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life received their awards on that day.
The WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation was invited by the Togolese “Association pour la Promotion Durable de la Femme Défavorisée (APDFD)” based in Lomé, to honor the Togolese Laureate on World Rural Women’s Day 2005. Elly Pradervand, WWSF Executive Director, attended the official ceremony and awarded Mrs. Christine Agnélé Mensah for her outstanding commitment towards rural women. On this occasion, 5000 participants, including 11 Government Ministers, 17 Traditional Chiefs, Diplomats, UN representatives, many rural women’s groups and local authorities, gathered in Tohoun, the birthplace of the laureate. In his opening speech, the Representative of the Head of State and Minister of Communication, Mr. Kokou Tozoun, expressed gratitude to WWSF for its determined efforts in advancing the status of rural women around the world. He announced that his government would do everything possible to introduce a National Rural Women’s Day in Togo in 2006.
Claim your right to decision making !
Public Gathering and Rally at Pedda Golkonda Village, India
Dalit Women Forum, 15 October 2004
Claim your Right to Information and Communication Technologies ICTs , a tool for development and empowerment
Zambia, 15 October 2003
Claim your right to safe water
For the seventh consecutive year, an awareness and empowerment campaign was organized to make World Rural Women's Day 2002 a success. WWSF disseminated 15'000 posters and Open Letters to rural women of the world which generated positive feedback of activities and events from many partners at the grassroots and for which we express our gratitude. Impact assessment is important to measure the societal transformation we hope to bring about by such awareness raising and empowerment campaigns.
Shred, India 2002
Protect your traditional knowledge
and several countries have translated the letter into local languages
For the fifth consecutive year an awareness and information campaign was organized and more than 16,000 campaign posters and letters were disseminated around the world by the Women's World Summit Foundation WWSF to mark World Rural Women's Day 2001 as an annual global event to continue to raise the profile of rural women, bring them to the forefront, point out to governments and the public their crucial role in development and local household food security, and promote action in their support.
Feedback is important so that we can assess the value and impact of the campaign and the societal transformation it helps bring about. Below is a short report from grassroots groups, non-governmental organisations, institutions and the media that shared with WWSF information of events, celebrations and activities, photographs and videos produced on the World Day.