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    Princess Olufemi-Kayode is breaking the silence about the sexual abuse of children in Nigeria. She raises public awareness and seeks institutional support to meet the needs of abused children and to prevent the long-term effects of abuse from seeping into the health, safety, and productivity of Nigerian society.

    Anil Agarwal is raising public consciousness of environmental issues through publications in order to create a sensible development policy.

    Corina Lang has developed a simple low-cost method for integrating people with special needs into all social and public institutions in Argentine society. Her program is dismantling the stereotypes and misinformation that have long prevented Argentina's disabled from becoming fully integrated into society.

    By introducing educational reforms in government-run schools, Sonam Wangchuk is encouraging communities to reinforce the cultural identity of minority ethnic groups that live along the northern border of India.

    Dismayed by the lack of opportunities for women's leadership, Fatima Khanam seeks to ensure women's equal participation in all spheres of life by improving young female students's understanding of the status and challenges of women in Bangladesh society, and providing concrete employment and leadership programs during their studies.

    Jeff Edmondson is uniting local leaders within education, government, and the philanthropic community behind a common vision and measurable set of goals, and supplying them with the tools, infrastructure, and peer community they need to improve educational outcomes from cradle-to-career.

    Ifeoma Okoye is improving the prospects for infrastructure and human resource development in the health care sector in Nigeria and Africa by creating a framework for sponsored clinical drug trials that will make the continent an offshore outsourcing destination for ethical clinical trials.

    Stacey Epperson is increasing access to affordable housing by creating a value chain that connects manufactured housing companies to providers of low-income housing. In this scalable model, manufacturers are serving a new market while non-profit housing organizations are finding market-based solutions to affordable housing.

    Pregaluxmi Govender founded a model workers' college supported by the independent trade union movement. The trade union movement has historically reflected the hierarchies of race, gender and class in South African society in its leadership. The college is designed to help redress these inequalities. In the first democratic elections of May 1994, Pregaluxmi was elected as an ANC member to the national parliament.

    Saadya El Wafy is promoting development in squatter areas of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that are often ignored. She convenes stakeholders in a framework of civil district councils and empowers communities to alleviate poverty. The first Saudi woman to found a community-based civil society organization in the country, Saadya is pioneering a new level of community mobilization towards development and a heightened awareness of poverty throughout the country.