N-PEACE award: Recognize women for their leadership role in peace building
The N-PEACE network (ENgage for Peace, Equality, Access, Community and Empowerment) is a multi-country network in support of strengthening the role of women in building and restoring peace. It is facilitated by the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, and activities are carried out in partnership with Search for Common Ground and Institute for Inclusive Security.
The need for greater recognition of women as change agents in conflict prevention, recovery and peace building efforts has been identified by network members as a critical issue. To respond to this, we are pleased to launch the N-PEACE awards aimed at providing greater recognition to the efforts and leadership of women in peace building, especially at the grassroots level.
What are the N-PEACE awards?
While women are often the ones at the frontline of peace building efforts and in resolving conflicts, they are less often recognized for such efforts. There are also limited avenues and platforms where women’s critical roles as peace builders are recognized or celebrated. The N-PEACE Awards will help to identify, document and profile the work of women leaders at the grassroots level. The purpose of this is to ‘award’ women, recognize and provide visibility to them for their efforts in conflict resolution, recovery and peace building and showcase them as role models in their countries and in the region.
How to nominate someone for an N-PEACE award?
If you would like to nominate a deserving woman from your community or country (please note that N-PEACE currently operates in four target countries- Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste), who has done exemplary work in the area of conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, then simply go to N-PEACE.Net and fill out the nomination form. Here you will find additional details about who you can nominate and how.
How will the awardees for the N-PEACE award be selected?
The nomination period will close on 15th July 2011. Further to this, there will be an online voting which will allow for an open and transparent voting process. One person each from Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste will be selected for the N-PEACE awards for 2011.
How will we recognize the awardees?
The work and efforts of each of the winners will be documented through short feature films. These documented pieces can be used by the winners for their own advocacy and will also be showcased at the next Regional N-PEACE event in October 2011.
What can you do to support the N-PEACE awards?
You can help by directly nominating person/s from one of the four target countries or you can help by forwarding this to other networks and individuals in your country who would like to submit a nomination.
Nominations are open till 15th July; simply visit N-PEACE.Net for more information.