Social activist and anti-witch hunting crusader Birubala Rabha has been chosen for the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) 2018 Award for women’s creativity in rural life. The WWSF annually presents ten prizewinners with US $1,000 per laureate to acknowledge their contributions and creative efforts to improve the quality of life by sharing knowledge, protecting the environment, fighting for women’s rights, and participating in the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) UN Agenda 2030.
Rabha is among the ten laureates chosen by the international prize jury among the nominations received this year. Elly Pradervand, president/CEO of WWSF communicating with the media paid tribute to Rabha. Elly said that WWSF was privileged to honor Rabha and that she is a gem and the world needs to learn from such remarkable women from across the globe.
Birubala Rabha has been tirelessly fighting the cause of witch-hunting since the 1980s and is an important figure fighting against witch hunting in Assam. She was also presented with the prestigious Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity award in Kokrajhar.