Assam : A tribal woman from a remote village of Assam, Birubala Rabha’s story is one of grit and full of hardships who even after facing many odds and hurdles in life, continued to fight a tough battle against the menace of witchcraft and witch-hunting taking place in Assam.
Birubala Rabha from Assam Conferred International Award
An International Award was conferred to Birubala Rabha from the Women’s World Summit Foundation for her fight against social stigma, social menaces plaguing Assam basically in the rural side.
Xavier’s Foundation in association with Gauhati University handed over a certificate to Rabha at a ceremony held at the Phanidhar Dutta Seminar Hall. The award has been instituted by WWSF-Women’s World Summit Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland. Rabha also received a cash prize of $1000.
International Award for Birubala Rabha
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 realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) UN Agenda 2030.
Birubala Rabha, who hails from Thakurbhila, a remote village in Goalpara district close to the Assam-Meghalaya border, was honored with honorary Doctorate bu Gauhati University earlier.
Rabha has not only made her community proud but has also inspired many women by following her example rather than being victims of superstitions and social malaise such as witch hunting, witchcraft etc that still continue to haunt many remote villages of Assam.