Boulder, COIssue Area(s)
Equality and Human Rights, Human rights, Justice rights, Women's rightsWebsite
The Women Have Wings Award honors women of courage who have taken bold risks to ensure a more just and peaceful future for us all. The inaugural year of the Women Have Wings Award – 2012 – celebrated the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s notorious global flight. With an endowment funded by the sale of the fully restored sister-ship of Earhart’s 1935 Electra 10E, Women Have Wings has honored forty-one courageous women. This global recognition increases the awareness of their work, infuses their in-country movements with desperately needed resources and fosters collaboration between annual Award recipients and the larger global community. Women Have Wings acknowledges the generous efforts of the Women Have Wings Global Council of Advisors, for without their wisdom, this Award would not be possible.