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Prize for Women's
Creativity in Rural Life


Partnership Fund for Women's creativity in rural life

Since 1994, WWSF annually awards the PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life and has so far awarded 210 laureates around the world with US$ 500 per prizewinner. Every year WWSF receives hundreds of candidates fromk, which the Jury selects 30 or more creative rural women or women's organisations that exhibit exceptional leadership, courage and sacrifice in improving the quality of life in rural communities.

Since 1996, WWSF annually convenes in Geneva a Prize Award Ceremony and Panel Presentation (a Mini-Geneva Summit) and invites 5 to 6 selected laureates to come personally to Geneva to receive their award, present their projects, and connect with the United Nations, the NGO community and local development experts. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and Geneva State Authorities have addressed the laureates on these occasions.

Since 1997, WWSF annually convenes and organizes Word Rural Women's Day - 15 October, a global awareness raising campaign to increase knowledge and empowerment for rural women around the world and publishes the 'Open Letter to Rural Women of the World' touching on a specific subject every year. Campaign mailings go to15'000 grassroots rural groups, NGOs and development organisations, human rights advocates, diplomatic Missions and the media.

Since 1993, WWSF annually publishes a Global Newsletter "Empowering Women and Children" which portrays prizewinners and their work, related topics and UN programs.

Since 1991, WWSF actively participates at UN and international conferences and working groups under the auspices of the Committee on the Status of Women and the NGO group for the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and develops a data base for its advocacy work for women's and children's rights.

On 8 March 2001, WWSF launched a 'Partnership Fund for women's creativity in rural life' for the purpose of guaranteeing in the future a sound financial basis for the pursuit of its empowerment programs. WWSF invites governments, corporations, foundations, institutions, NGOs and individuals to contribute to the Fund in a manner appropriate to their level of giving. Financial contributions in partnership with the Fund will strengthen our efforts to reach out more widely in the future, and continue to empower and honor creative rural women and grassroots organisations around the world.

We thank you for joining the Fund by choosing one of the following categories

 Council of Sponsors FS 50,000 and over

for the year w

 Benefactor FS 25,000 and over

for the year 2004 2005 2006

 Patron FS 10,000 and over

for the year 2004 2005 2006

 Sponsor FS 5,000 and over

for the year 2004 2005 2006

 Sustainer FS 1,000 and over

for the year 2004 2005 2006

Please indicate your level of giving and sign below. As a contributor you are invited to the annual Prize award ceremony and dinner given in honor of the laureates during which you may wish to address the audience. You will be featured as a sponsor on our web site with a personal message if you so desire. Detailed budgets for the above mentioned programs are available upon request.

We thank you in advance for your generous support and look forward to a lasting partnership with you. Acknowledgement of your support will be sent upon receipt in the Bank. An annual audited financial report is available to all sponsors.

Bank Relation: UBS, P.O. Box, 1211 Geneva 20, Account No. 279-C8112823.0

Name and address ____________________________________________

Date ______________________ Signature ________________________

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