The girl effect received the Swarovski Crystal of Hope Award for 2013 from AIDS LIFE. Three of the organizations receiving funds from the Girl Effect Fund via GlobalGiving were presented the award at Life Ball, the largest charity event for AIDS in Europe, for their work with adolescent girls in communities affected by HIV and AIDS. The award was presented by Hilary Swank and took place on May 25th in Vienna, Austria.
Since 2005, AIDS LIFE has honored an organization for its outstanding projects fighting HIV/AIDS with the “Life Ball Crystal of Hope Award” endowed with EUR 100,000 and sponsored by the Tyrolean Company Swarovski. The three organizations in attendance to receive the award on behalf of the girl effect, which will each benefit from the EUR 100,000 endowment, are:
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