Global Peace Women Uruguay Honors Women Leaders at First ‘Living for the Sake of Others’ Awards

Eric Olsen
June 21, 2016

Civil society activity in Uruguay has more than doubled in the last decade, with women at the fore of fostering an ethic of service and volunteerism. Reports show that 70 percent of volunteers in Uruguay are women. From promoting participation in religious organizations to meeting basic needs of marginalized populations and advancing children’s education, women’s leadership in civil society garners more trust and engagement surveys show, pointing to the unique qualities of women to cultivate community and cooperation. 

Living for the Sake of Others Awards 2016, Global Peace Women Uruguay
From left to right: Ms. Cristine Itte; GPW Uruguay President Ms. Nibia Pizzo; French Ambassador
to Uruguay Mr. Sylvain Itte, and Paraguay Consul to Uruguay, Ms. Luz Maria Costa de Albar

Global Peace Women Uruguay honored five exemplary women who have especially demonstrated the qualities that women bring to leadership at their first “Living for the Sake of Others Awards” on May 4, 2016  at the Millennium Hall of the Palladium Business Hotel in Montevideo.

Awardees were selected by the Global Peace Women Uruguay Honorary Committee.

Global Peace Women, the women’s division of Global Peace Foundation, highlights and strengthens the unique value and contributions that women bring in building healthy, cohesive societies. 

Award Winners, Living for the Sake of Others Awards 2016, Global Peace Women Uruguay
The award winners with members of GPWomen-Uruguay Honorary Committee: ~Ms. Cristina Rodríguez, President of DTM (Give me your hand) an association which supports women with breast cancer; ~Ms. Cristina Itte, wife of the French Ambassador to Uruguay, President of Don Orione Cottolengos, A.D.A. (Diplomatic Aid Association); ~Ms. Elena Henry de Garcia Costa, who has invested unconditional and foundational work in Damas Rosadas (Pink Ladies), a group of women who support hospital wards; ~Ms. Maria Magdalena Gari Arocena, who is dedicated to the work of E.M.UR (Multiple Sclerosis of Uruguay), an association which helps patients with multiple sclerosis; ~Sister Veronica Capricciosi, who has made tireless contributions to CAIF “Virgen Niña”, a center which helps preschoolers and school children

   Special Thanks to the Global Peace Women – Uruguay Honorary Committee

  • Former First Lady Ms. Maria Julia Pou de Lacalle
  • Ms. Mercedes Vigil
  • Ms. Susana Rodriguez Varesse
  • Ms. Laura Martinez
  • Ms. Nivea Garcia Meerhoff
  • Ms. Maria Ines Schippani
  • Ms. Maria Teresa Darnaud

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