Woman of Distinction Award

The purpose of this annual award is to recognize a woman of distinction who is an inspiration to the world and who has shown leadership in the struggle for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The honoree will be:

  • A leader of distinction and role model from a developing country,
  • An advocate and public speaker who can address the year’s priority theme of the CSW,
  • An activist who will benefit from participation in the NGO CSW Forum, including Consultation Day
  • A leader who can make a difference when she returns home

The award is formally presented at the NGO CSW Forum Reception.

Help us bring our next Woman of Distinction to the CSW. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. Download the Woman of Distinction pledge form in PDF.

2014 Recipient

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls 2014 NGO CSW Forum Woman of Distinction

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Fiji Islander, recognized for her dedication to enable and empower community media production in print, digital story-telling, online/social media and television to increase visibility of women and young women’s viewpoints and realities.

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