"Poverty wears a woman?s face. So do hunger, AIDS, and most refugees from violent conflict. Addressing these problems means addressing women?s needs and rights worldwide, from the family level to international agreements. Doing that has been the quiet lifelong work of Dr. Fred Torgbor Sai.
"Nominated by Women Deliver, Dr. Fred Sai is now one of the top five finalists for the prestigious Guardian Achievements in International Development Award. Designed to recognize some of the unsung heroes of international development, Women Deliver knew that Fred Sai would be the perfect candidate for the competition. He has made a profound contribution to the alleviation of poverty, working above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest people. He has been a pioneer in raising awareness about the centrality of women to alleviating the problem of global poverty. In short, few people have done more for women worldwide than Dr. Fred Sai."