About the Awards

Half the Sky Movement partnered with Students Rebuild, a collaborative program of the Bezos Family Foundation that mobilizes young people worldwide to connect, learn and take collective action on critical global issues. The Students Rebuild Awards aim to fuel global awareness and anti-oppression efforts by elevating the game changers who are working to improve the lives of young people in their communities. We applaud these young women who often go unrecognized, fighting bravely to improve life conditions for their peers and to end the oppression of women and girls in their communities and countries.

Update from winner Krishna Mondal of India:

We’ve tallied the votes cast by you and our esteemed judging panel. With your help, these five young women have been recognized and celebrated. Their efforts were amplified by a $10,000 prize ($50,000 total). These awards have supported and advanced the work of the winners who continue to create positive solutions for the youth of their communities, and ultimately, the world. We’re proud to announce the five winners of the Students Rebuild Awards featuring Half the Sky Movement:

Students Rebuild Award winners

To read more about each prize winner’s efforts, view her application story:

Nimco Cabdillahi

Linda Kamau

Ley Savorn

Krishna Mondal

Margaret Barnard