Elly Pradervand
Founder, Women’s World Summit Foundation

Elly Pradervand, a Swiss citizen of German origin, educated as language teacher, mother of two and grandmother of four, is active for the past 30 years in the field of education for development and advocacy for women and children’s rights.

In 1991, Pradervand founded the Women’s World Summit Foundation - Fondation Sommet Mondial des Femmes - a Swiss Foundation and humanitarian, non-governmental, not-for-profit, non-confessional, international organization with United Nations consultative status ECOSOC, UNFPA, DPI.

Mission: serving the implementation of women and children’s rights and the United Nations development agenda via international campaigns, prize awards, world days, programs and conferences for the empowerment of rural women, prevention of violence against children and women.