Birubala Rabha, a tribal woman from a remote village in Assam, who has been fighting a tough battle against the menace of witchcraft and witch-hunting. Now, she has been chosen for the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) 2018 Award.
The WWSF annually awards ten prizewinners with US $1,000.
The WWSF felicitates the women, who are working to improve the quality of life in rural areas, protecting the environment, rising up for women’s rights, and participating in the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) UN Agenda 2030.
Rabha, who hails from Thakurbhila, a remote village in Goalpara district close to the Assam-Meghalaya border, was honoured with honorary Doctorate by Gauhati University earlier.