Amartya Sen, others on Women Deliver’s top 100

Amartya SenNew York/Kolkata, Mar 7 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Three Indians, including economist Amartya Sen, have made it to the list of world’s hundred foremost people who have delivered for girls and women made by global campaign group Women Deliver.
The Nobel-laureate from Kolkata, gave company to Ela Bhatt, Founder of Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Co-Founder Women’s World Banking; and Kavita Ramdas, Senior Adviser and former president and CEO of Global Fund for Women in the top 100.
The list recognises women and men, both prominent and lesser known, who have committed themselves to improving the lives of girls and women in India and around the world.
Honourees derive from the fields of health, human rights, politics, economics, education, journalism, and philanthropy, and represent a great diversity of geographic and cultural backgrounds.
“This list recognises those who successfully navigated the corridors of power, along with those on the front lines, who have worked to expand rights and choices for girls and women everywhere,” said Women Deliver President Jill Sheffield.
[ReviewAZON asin=”0385720270″ display=”inlinepost”]In addition to Nobel laureates and heads of state, honorees are human rights activists, like Kasha Jacqueline, who have fought tirelessly against oppression; they are scientists, like Ian Frazer, who have developed life-changing technologies for women, said the group.
“The work of these heroes is informed not just by boundless vision, but also by pragmatism,” said Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women and Chair of the Women Deliver 2010 conference.
Besides the Indians featured, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest representation, with 26 honorees.
The Middle East and North Africa have 20 honorees, while 15 are from Asia, and 11 hail from Latin America and the Caribbean. Nineteen North Americans were also selected for the list.
The full list, with profiles of each honouree, was unveiled recently and can be found on Women Deliver’s website.

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