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Prizes for women's creativity in rural life - 111 laureates and what they did

Please find below the names and short description of the 111 Laureates awarded with the Prize For Women's Creativity In Rural Life Since 1994, including the 36 who will be announced on 31 August 1998. Laureates are presented by year 1994, 95, 96, 97, 98.

"PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life" © 111 Laureates awarded since 1994 by Women's World Summit Foundation, PO Box 2001, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland.

AFRICA

1997 Algeria

Fatima BEN YOUCEF, where there is a will, there is a way

1997 Burkina Faso

Mariam MAIGA, an exceptional rural women's leader

1997 Burkina Faso

RECIF/NGO, using information as empowerment

1997 Cameroon

Mary PEKOKEH, turns village into small town

1998 Cameroon

Alice EWUME, heals with herbs and love

1996 Ethiopia

W/o Alganesh AWASH, ends violence against women

1995 Egypt

Gawaher Saad El Sherbini FADL, reclaims the right for women to land and labour

1995 Ghana

Joan AGBO, reaches out to rural women in farming and trading

1998 Kenya

Theresa MASINDE, a tireless grandmother organizer

1997 Kenya

The BAMAKO INITIATIVE GROUP, village doctors on bicycles

1997 Kenya

Sudanese REFUGEE WOMEN's GROUP, refugees move to self-sufficiency

1995 Mali

Samake NAKANI and Sangare AMINATA, fight poverty, misery and ignorance

1996 Marocco

KHADOUJ, gives loans for freedom

1998 Mauritania

AMAL - Women's Cooperatie for HOPE, women who do it once more

1997 Namibia

OSHITUKAFITU Women's Group, rural poor educate society

1998 Nigeria

Rose ADAMU, timeless taboos overcome

1996 Nigeria

E.O. OLAWOLU, preserves tradition for tomorrow

1996 Nigeria

Janet AKINBODE, ends hunger - now

1998 Rwanda

Espnce MUKANDEMEZO, walk your talk - she does

1996 Rwanda

Godeli MUKASARASI, never discouraged whatever the obstacle

1998 Senegal

Thse SENGHOR, combats fish piracy in coastal seas

1994 Senegal

Fatoumata FOFANA, starts first sesame seed cottage industry

1994 Senegal

Adam TAMBA, improves quality of life

1998 Sierra-Leone

Lois THOMPSON, a beacon of hope in war-torn Sierra-Leone

1998 South Africa

Sonia HARDNECK, teaches values for life

1996 South Africa

Lephina MAPANGA, helps others to help themselves

1998 Sudan

Gania ALI AL BASHIR, committed to serve

1995 Sudan

Huda Adbel-ELHAMEID, expands fishing, becomes expert in salted fish

1997 Sudan

Hawa Adam YAGOUB, with sheep against famine

1998 Togo

Amavi KOSSIDONKO, with courage all obstacles overcome

1995 Togo

Coordinating Bureau for Women's Groups, Segou TIDA, educates rural poor

1996 Tunisia

Latifa Meddeb BENT MOKHTAR, a one-woman 'Body Shop'

1997 Zambia

Cecilia MAKOTA, good organization is key to success

1998 Zimbabwe

Virginia MUPANDUKI, recedes suicide as gardens progress

ASIA and the PACIFIC

1998 Australia

Georgina LEE CHEU, with culture towards self esteem

1996 Azerbaidjan

Sudaba MURADOVA, organizes women's solidarity for survival

1996 Bangladesh

Goaler VITA, a pioneer rural women's group

1997 Bangladesh

Jabeda Sattar KHAN, half a million women on the move

1995 China

Jia JUNQIAO (Longju), teaches new skills, builds village school

1995 China

Lai XIAO, a mongol herdswoman pioneers scientific sheep breeding

1996 China

Cai SHUZHEN, becomes agricultural researcher

1996 China

Pei GUILIAN, brings prosperity to all

1996 China

CIRENZONGBA, a woman with a hunchback becomes leader

1996 China

Chen YUNLIAN, prospers... from peppers

1996 China

Zhao QUNYING, prospers... with rabbits

1997 China

ALONIOUNIOU, grows trees for a healthy environment

1997 China

Miao CHANGLIAN, from rice grower to creative resourcefulness

1997 China

Luo XIFEN, on peppered path to prosperity

1997 China

Fang XIULAN, chickens end poverty

1998 China

Han BAOJING, clean water - key to good health

1998 China

Hu CHUNLIAN, topping the tea trade

1998 China

Zuo AIMING, raises chickens and ducks for China

1998 China

Zhao XIAOJING, creates prosperity with pigs

1995 India

Samuben Ujabhai Thakore and Ranbai Jemalji Rauma, lead union of 14'000

1995 India

Madhuben Bhailal SOLANKI, forms savings group in her village Vakharia

1996 India

Tulsi DEVI JAIN, a tribal woman turns activist

1996 India

KUNWARBEN, handicapped with leprosy becomes leader

1997 India

Manchaba Kheraji RATHOD, needles women out of hunger

1997 India

Shantaben Lakhmanbhai KOLI, a salt farmer protects children

1997 India

Saviben Debhabhai AAYER, 1000 wanderers become artisans

1997 India

Puriben Vaghabhai Kehu AHIR, a human rights leader

1997 India

Zhao QUNYING, prospers... with rabbits

1997 India

ALONIOUNIOU, grows trees for a healthy environment

1998 India

Miao CHANGLIAN, from rice grower to creative resourcefulness

1998 India

Luo XIFEN, on peppered path to prosperity

1996 Kuwait

Fang XIULAN, chickens end poverty

1996 Nepal

Han BAOJING, clean water - key to good health

1997 Nepal

Hu CHUNLIAN, topping the tea trade

1997 Pakistan

Zuo AIMING, raises chickens and ducks for China

1997 Pakistan

Zhao XIAOJING, creates prosperity with pigs

1997 Pakistan

Samuben Ujabhai Thakore and Ranbai Jemalji Rauma, lead union of 14'000

1998 Pakistan

Madhuben Bhailal SOLANKI, forms savings group in her village Vakharia

1998 Philippines

Portia NAYVE ROSSI, demonstrates organic animal farming

1997 Sri Lanka

Amara PEERIS, ends rural women's poverty

1998 Thailand

Manchaba Kheraji RATHOD, needles women out of hunger

1996 Viet Nam

Finds right market niche, Shantaben Lakhmanbhai KOLI, a salt farmer protects children


Finds right market niche, Saviben Debhabhai AAYER, 1000 wanderers become artisans

WESTERN ASIA

Puriben Vaghabhai Kehu AHIR, a human rights leader

1997 Jordan

Najwa SHA'SHA'A, self-confidence, the key

1997 Jordan

Kawkab Ibrahim Mutlaq AL-GHNAMEEN drastically improves quality of village life

LATIN AMERICA

1995 Bolivia

Domitila BARRIOS, grass roots leader fights for justice

1998 Bolivia

Tawa (Nena) BALTAZAR LUGONES, queen of the forest

1997 Brazil

Emilia Alves da Silva RODRIGUES, promotes rural knowledge and culture

1996 Chile

RosalJARA NIRRIAM, proves education to be key to development

1997 Chile

Rosario Ladies ANDRADES DE QUISPE, from lama herds woman to community leader

1998 Colombia

Milena DUCARA TAPIERO, indomitable activist and women leader

1996 Costa Rica

Paulina DZ NAVAS, a courageous woman who wins despite huge odds

1998 Ecuador

Elvia DAGUA, leads women to dignity

1996 El Salvador

Victoria MIRA, shows creativity and innovation despite her age

1996 El Salvador

Maria Ana Angel de CASTILLO, has an indomitable spirit and courage

1997 El Salvador

Salvadorian Association for RURAL HEALTH, rural women for a healthy future

1998 El Salvador

Maria Margarita MALDONADO CRUZ, runs model farm despite illiteracy

1996 Guatemala

Teresa de Jesus RAFAEL, a Maya farmer and political activist

1997 Guatemala

Maria Elena Crisostomo de PEREZ, promotes barefoot pharmacy

1996 Haiti

Sara MICHEL, the world's oldest practicing rural midwife

1996 Jamaica

Ethlyn RHOOMS, the most resourceful rural woman of Jamaica

1998 Mexico

AMEYOLOTZIL WOMEN'S GROUP, pioneers self-reliance

1998 Mexcio

LA POZA DEL CLAVO WOMEN'S GROUP, becomes entrepreneur and survives

1996 Nicaragua

Maria Auxiliadora LOPEZ OLIVAS, innovates banking by and for the people

1996 Nicaragua

Lucrecia Flores CHAVARR, illiterate cook becomes leader

1997 Nicaragua

Gladys CACERAS, a tireless leader

1998 Uruguay

NETWORK OF RURAL WOMEN OF URUGUAY, network for rural survival

EUROPE and COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION

1998 Austria

Monika LUGMAYER, a strong advocate for women farmers

1996 Finland

ALKUVOIMA, their primal force is people

1998 Great Britain

Martha KILEY-WORTHINGTON, "there is no word such as can't"

1998 Latvia

Rasma FREIMANE, with creativity towards a better tomorrow

1998 Norway

Anne-Grethe BRUSTAD, "I don't feed my cows on drugs"

1998 Poland

Ewa SMUK, revives village life

1997 Rep. of Croatia

Ema MIOCINOVIC, dedicates her life to peace making

1998 Spain

EL DESPERTAR, with culture to sustainable development

1998 Switzerland

Elsbeth AEBERHARD, finding our roots

1997 Yugoslavia-Serbia

Dobrila Vasiljevic SMILJANIC, leads rural women to knit for the world a unique example to be followed

1996 Russia

Tatjana N. INOZEMTSEVA, innovative farmer, philanthropist & poetess


YOUR LIFE IS YOUR MESSAGE

CREATIVE AND COURAGEOUS WOMEN, WE SALUTE AND HONOR YOU!

WWSF is grateful to all sponsors for making this empowerment program possible.

A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 1999-2000

The Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) invites you to submit nominations for the sixth annual "PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life". The prize annually honors outstanding rural women and women's groups around the world who exhibit exceptional creativity, courage and commitment in improving the quality of life in rural communities and in ending poverty. Through the prize, WWSF ocuses world attention on the contribution rural women make to sustainable development, household food security and social stability. Please note that the deadline for receiving your nomination is 31 March and that written guidelines on how to nominate are available upon request at WWSF headquarters in Geneva. We look forward to hearing from you.

Elly Pradervand,
Convener - 'Prize for women's creativity in rural life'program
Founder/Executive Director - Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF)

P.O.Box 2001, Geneva 1, Switzerland Tel: (..41 22) 738.66.19 Fax 738.82.48
Email: wwsf@iprolink. ch - Visit our Internet web site http://www.woman.ch

All prize laureates are featured in "Rural Women's Hall of Fame"