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Partial list of women's groups, organizations, governments, UN representatives, NGOs co-celebrators of World Rural Women's Day in 1997

Below is a list of women's groups, organizations, governments, UN representatives, NGOs and others who shared with the organizers their events, celebrations and activities organized in celebration of World Rural Women's Day in 1997. Some also awarded, on that day, the recipients of the 'Prize for women's creativity in rural life', an annual recognition of 30 or more outstanding rural women and women's groups from around the world, awarded by the Women's World Summit Foundation. We received many reports, video clips, photographs, T-shirts, postcards as souvenirs.

AFRICA
ASIA AND PACIFIC
NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
EUROPE
MEDIA

AFRICA

Algeria
· Mouvement Fnin Algen de Solidaritvec la famille rurale (more than 1000 women walked to the rural area of the last masacre and convened a workshop for rural women in the presence of the Minister of Agricultures)

Benin
· Groupement des Exploitants Agricoles (GEA)
· Conseil National des Femmes Rurales Association pour le Bien Etre Social- ONG (they translated the poster into local languages)

Burundi
· UFEDEN, Province de Ruigi

Cameroun
· Regional Chambers of Agriculture - Bamako Service ronal de Cordination et Appui aux Actions de dloppement (SERCAADE)
· Benevolent Community Education and Rural Development Society
· Association Culturelle Mission de Recrion
· Support Centre For Food Development (COSADER)
· Association of Women's Information and Coordination Offices (WICO), and Celebration of PRIZE for women's creativite in rural life, awareded by WWSF to laureate Mary Pakokeh
· Union des Consommateurs du Cameroun (UCOCAM)

Ivory Coast
· Dloppement par l'Epargne et Crt

Dem. Republic of the Congo
· Nutrition SOS Nature & Progress
· NGO de Dloppement de Kinshasa
· FAO Representative
· Centre Pour la Promotion des droits de l'Enfant et de la Femme (C.P.D.E.F.)
· Action pour la Promotion de la Femme - Programme national de prntion, de lutte et d'assistance humanitaire aux victimes des catastrophes naturelles (PRONAPLUCAN)
· Centre d'Encadrement des Peurs de la C

Eritrea
· FAO representative who connected World Rural Women's Day with World Food Day

Ghana
· Women in Agricultural Development
· Teteman Volunteer Service Welfare and Development Association
· Young Farmers Research and development Society (YOUFARDES)
· Human Rights Organisation of Ghana (HROOG)
· Akyeampim Rural Development Association

R de Guin/B>
· Association pour la dnce des droits de la Femme en GuinBR>· Association Guinne pour le Bien-Etre de la Paysanne (AGUIBEP)

Guinea Equatorial
· Association Guineo-Ecuatoriana de Cuidado y Defensa a la Edad Avanzada (AGECDEA)

Liberia
· Rural Women in Development & Association Inc. (RUWODA)

Kenya
· Gender and Development Centre
· SIFA Voluntary Organisation
· Hay'ad Samafal Association des veuves (NTIWIHEBURE)

Madagascar
· Women, Science and Development
· FAO representative

Mali
· Association pour le progret la dnce des droits des femmes Maliennes

Mauritania
· Association Mauritanienne pour le Bien-e et le Secours de l'Enfant et de la M (AMBSEM)

Nigeria
· Freeworld Humanitarian Services Organisation - A Helping Hand
· Productivity Support Group for African Rural Women (PSGARW)

Rwanda
· Rau des Femmes oeuvrant pour le Dloppement rural (DUTERIMBERE)
· Association pour l'appui 'entreprenariat fnin

Senegal
· Union des ComitVillageois pour le dloppement (UNICOM)

Somalia
· SIFA Voluntary organization
· Hay'ad Samafal UMU RUMMAN Charity Society for Women

South Africa
· Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Sudan
Award ceremony for Hawa Adam Yagoub, one of the 1997 laureates who received the 'PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life', in the presence of H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Women in Agricultural Development, -Khartoum

Swaziland
· Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society

Tanzania
· Tanzania Home Economics Association

Uganda
· Anhade Unga Alpha Development Centre
· Nalubaale Widow's Group

Zambia
· Zambia Women in Agriculture

Zimbabwe
· National Farmers Union
· Southern African Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

ASIA AND PACIFIC

Australia
· Southern Australian Women's Network

Bangladesh
· Asia Development Technical Centre
· Socio-Economic Development Association
· Asian Development Technology Centre ADTC who distributed World Rural Women's Day information to all women organizations in Bangladesh
· National Youth Welfare Organization (they printed a hundred thousand posters on their own and displayed them all over Bangladesh and translated the objectives into Bengali

Cambodia
· FAO representative

China
All China Women's Federation printed and disseminated an additional 5000 posters all over China. They have declared to make World Rural Women's Day a national Day in China, and introduce the “PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life“ in all Chinese cantons.

India
· National Women's Welfare Centre
· Award ceremony for 1997 laureate, Mrs Rani, who received the "PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life"
· Farmers Development Agency, Karnataka Centre for Action Research and Training
· SEWA inaugurated for the Indian Postal and Telecommunications Ministry four postal stamps launched in India in honor of World Rural Women's Day, and honored the four indian laureates of "the Prize for women's creativity in rural life"
· Farmers Development Agency

Indonesia
· PKPEK
· Association of Economic Development and Studies of Microenterprises

New Zealand
Federated Farmers - Women's Division ( 2 radio programs)

Pakistan
· Sindh Agricultural & Forestry Workers
· Cooperative Organisations Federation of Christian Churches in Pakistan
· Network Leasing Corporation
· Limited Basic Urban Services
· Hayat Green Shield Environmental Society
· Women Employees Welfare Association
· WEWA School for Human Education and Legal Awareness
· SHELA Sindh Health & Education Development Organization
· SHEDO Sindh Rural Women's Uplift Group (SRW UG)
· Rural Women Welfare Organization (RWWO)

Philippines
· President Ramos proclaims World Rural Women's Day as National Rural Women's Day
· Malaya PAKISAMA

Sri Lanka
· Council for the Disabled
· Sarvodaya Women's Movement who honored during their celebrations of World RuralWomen's Day the laureate, Mrs Amara Peeris, with the "PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life"

Taiwan
· Nut Producers Association

Thailand
· FARM -FAO

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina
· Fundaciroydesa Unie Mujeres de la Argentina

Bolivia
· Productividad biosfera medio ambiente - probioma Santa Cruz

Canada
· Soci de cooption pour le dloppement international (SOCODEVI)

Chile
· Institute for Agricultural Development

Colombia
· Associaciationale de Mujeres Campesinas de Colombia (ANMUCIC)
· Fundaciario Santo Domingo

Honduras
· AFROMOREL

Nicaragua
· Celebration of WRWD together with award ceremony for Gladys Caceras
· Laureate of "PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life"

Peru
· Comite de America Latina y Caribe para le defensa de la Derecha de la Mujer, including sixteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
· Sociedad de Cooperaciara le Desarollo Internacional (SOCODEVI)
· Red Nacional por la Mujer

Uruguay
· Rural Women's Network I.D.E.A.S.
· Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios y Analisis Sociales

USA

· President Clinton proclaimed 15 October as USA national World Rural Women's Day
· Intergovernment Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research, Washington

EUROPE

Austria
· Austrian Ministry of Agriculture

Azerbaijan
· Azerbaijan Women's Society

Finland
· Finnish Union of Farmers and Foresters - MTK

France
· Fration Nationale Syndicale des Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA)
· Comitontre la faim et pour le dloppement
· Femme- anima
· Union Europne Fnine Centre Europne des Jeunes Agriculteurs

Germany
· German Foundation for International Development (DSE)
· Zentralamerikanischer Verein M e.V. Asociacientroamericana en Munich

Greece
· COPA Women's Committee Association of Interbalkan Women's Cooperative Societies

Hungary
· University of Agricultural Sciences - Budapest

Italy
A Special Symposium was convened by IFAP, ACWW and WWSF, at FAO, Rome. Over 100 people attended including the King of Nepal and the First Lady of Slovakia. Italian farmers' organizations (CIA, COLDIRETTI, Confagricoltura) participated in the organization of the International Symposium in Rome where they presented their experience in training and information for rural women

Spain
· Asociacion de familias y mujeres del medio rural (AFAMMER )
Switzerland

A Special WRWD celebration Panel and Prize for rural women Award ceremony was convened by the Women's World Summit Foundation at the UN in Geneva. Over 100 people attended and honored the laureates out of 33 recipients of the "PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life" who personally received their award during the celebration. Many articles in the Swiss press covered World Rural Women's Day and the annual Prize for rural women

United Kingdom
· National Farmers Union
· Country Landowners Association
· Associated Country Women of the World (featured WRWD poster on the cover of their global newsletter)

United Nations
· UN Women's Guild

MEDIA
In the whole world many newspapers and newsletters carried articles and statistics about rural women's lifes.