Terre de Femmes
Lack of water, flooding, erosion of agricultural land and biodiversity…
Women, who are often the most exposed to the consequences of climate change, know better than anyone how important it is to protect the environment. Since 2001, with our Terre de Femmes Award, we have been supporting all the heroines out there who are striving to preserve biodiversity and change the world.
The strength of our women is a boon for our societies
Driven by this conviction, Jacques Rocher created the Terre de Femmes Award in 2001. Since then, more than 430 women in our 15 partner countries have been recognised for their efforts.
Working in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, the deforested valleys of Ethiopia or the polluted riverbanks in and around Paris, all of these women resolved to take action to help the environment. Their initiatives extend to 50 different countries, and are either small or large in scope. Regardless, these heroines inject everyday life with hope, and that’s precisely what makes them exceptional.
Discover the projects of our Terre de Femmes winners
Terre de Femmes: a world of initiatives
To encourage as many candidates as possible, we have now introduced the International Award in addition to the Terre de Femmes Award. So how does it work?
- If you are a national of one of our partner countries (Austria, Belgium, France ,Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey or Ukraine), you can apply for the Terre de Femmes Award locally on your chosen theme.
- If you have a different nationality, you can apply to the International Award instead, provided that your initiative is fully in keeping with the pre-determined theme chosen for that year.
Committed women acting to change the world
paid in funding
in 50 countries
11 participating countries
MORE THAN JUST AN AWARD,
AN ENTIRE COMMITTED COMMUNITY
With the Terre de Femmes Award, we wanted to add our humble contribution to the 2030 sustainable development objectives set out by the United Nations. We have thus chosen to lend our support to even more women working on related issues. The award also gives them the rare opportunity to join our unique Yves Rocher Foundation community.
Offering regular meetings, workshops, thematic conferences and knowledge-pooling mornings with other structures, the Terre de Femmes community is a form of empowerment for women, where like-minded individuals can connect and discuss their experiences, train, learn, understand, save time and energy, and nurture their shared sense of solidarity and commitment to changing the world.
CALLING ALL COMMITTED WOMEN!
& their initiatives