in recognition of an outstanding commitment or achievement by an
individual or an organisation in all fields of endeavour.
Woman of the World Award is given to those who:
in human rights activities, development initiatives, the care of
refugees and displaced
persons, natural and man-made disasters, environmental issues and
actions, medical and scientific
research, methodology and practice
pursuit of their unique vision, have made a difference for others
focused on the needs of and causes affecting women of the world
demonstrated a substantial commitment to voluntary service to
excelled in their chosen field of endeavour and thus have provided
a positive role
include Mother Teresa, Sadako Ogata, UN High Commissioner for Refugees,
Professor Wangari Maathai, Founder, Green Belt Movement, and Mildred and
Glen Leet, Founders of the Trickle Up Programme.
WomenAid created the Women of the World Awards ten years ago and the
awards have been presented
by the late Princess of Wales, The Duchess of York, HRH Princess
Michael of Kent and the Rt. Hon. Paddy Ashdown, M.P., Leader of the
Liberal Democratic Party.
This high profile and prestigious event has always attracted people from
all sectors of public life and provides an opportunity for the media to
focus on the achievements of women and to raise awareness of some of the
challenges women encounter.
The next Women of the World Awards will
take place in 2003.
request information please e-mail:WoW@womenaid.org