N-Peace Awards Call for Nominations: Recognizing Individuals who Work on Women, Peace and Security
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Deadline: 30 April 2017

The N-Peace Network is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2017 N-Peace Awards in order to recognize individuals who work on women, peace and security by profiling, documenting and highlighting their work and achievements.

The Awards are intended to further the cause of peace, gender equality, equal participation, and empowerment of women.

Award Criteria

The award falls under three main criteria:

Sharing untold stories– Women transforming their communities

  • This category recognizes the efforts of women who have demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, prevention, and peace building in their communities. There will be 7 (seven) winners in total for this category.
  • This category focuses on women working at the grassroots level (i.e. local communities, Non-governmental organizations).

Eligibility

  • Women from Philippines, Afghanistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Nominee must be residing in the Asia-Pacific region at the time of being nominated.
  • Must be aged 26 years or older and must not have previously won an N-Peace award;
  • Must have worked on furthering the cause of peace, gender equality, equal participation and empowerment of women including:
    • Participation: representation at any levels of decision making, including peace-processes, electoral processes and other decision making bodies at the national and sub-national levels;
    • Conflict Prevention: contributing to preventing the emergence, spread and emergence of violent conflict or addressing root causes of conflict;
    • Protection: contributing to the protection of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings, including reporting and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence.
    • Relief and Recovery: contributing to relief and recovery including working on health services, income generations and trauma counseling, including for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Must have demonstrated capacity in mobilizing people and resources for peacebuilding;
  • Must agree to share information about their work for N-Peace advocacy and promotional purposes.

Campaigning for Action– women and men mobilizing for peace (one female and one male from each focus country):

  • This category recognizes the effort of men and women whose efforts have resulted in the advancement of the women, peace and security agenda. This category focuses on men and women who work at leadership and at the policy and decision making levels.

Eligibility

  • Women from Philippines, Afghanistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan . Nominee must be residing in the Asia-Pacific region at the time of being nominated.
  • Must be aged 26 years or older and must not have previously won an N-Peace award;
  • Must have worked on furthering the cause of peace, gender equality, equal participation and empowerment of women including:
    • Participation: representation at any levels of decision making, including peace-processes, electoral processes and other decision making bodies at the national and sub-national levels;
    • Conflict Prevention: contributing to preventing the emergence, spread and emergence of violent conflict or addressing root causes of conflict;
    • Protection: contributing to the protection of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings, including reporting and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence.
    • Relief and Recovery: contributing to relief and recovery including working on health services, income generations and trauma counseling, including for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Must be a civil society representative in a leadership position, a Member of Parliament, public servant or a government official or individual in a decision making role.
  • Must show wide-ranging action in advocating for systematic change relating to women’s inclusion in conflict prevention, resolution, peacebuilding or security.
  • Must have demonstrated capacity in mobilizing people and resources for peacebuilding;
  • Must agree to share information about their work for N-Peace advocacy and promotional purposes.

The Peace Generation– young women and men building peace through volunteerism (single award)

  • This award recognizes the work of a young woman or man (between the ages of 18 to 25) who demonstrated volunteerism as a powerful means of promoting social cohesion and reconciliation through engaging people (especially young people).
  • This award recognizes the work of youth volunteers in policy change, advocacy and mobilization, or community action that has resulted in the advancement of women, peace and security.

Eligibility

  • Women from Philippines, Afghanistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Nominee must be residing in the Asia-Pacific region at the time of being nominated.
  • Must be aged 25 years or younger and must not have previously won an N-Peace award;
  • Must have worked on furthering the cause of peace, gender equality, equal participation and empowerment of women including:
    • Participation: representation at any levels of decision making, including peace-processes, electoral processes and other decision making bodies at the national and sub-national levels;
    • Conflict Prevention: contributing to preventing the emergence, spread and emergence of violent conflict or addressing root causes of conflict;
    • Protection: contributing to the protection of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings, including reporting and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence.
    • Relief and Recovery: contributing to relief and recovery including working on health services, income generations and trauma counseling, including for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Should be viewed as an emerging leader in their local community or country;
  • Should have demonstrated leadership potential in working towards the women, peace and security agenda;
  • Could be a representative of an organization, government department, civil society or educational institute. Nominees could also be independent members of the public who have demonstrated leadership in peacebuilding.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit nomination form via email.

For more information, please visit N-Peace Awards.

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