The N-Peace Awards 2014: Join the search for inspirational stories of peace in Asia!

19 Mar 2014

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The N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace. In its fourth year, N-Peace is excited to announce two new countries – Pakistan and Myanmar – and four new categories in the 2014 N-Peace Awards.
The achievements of women at the grassroots level will continue to be celebrated with the ‘Untold stories – women transforming their communities’ awards that are selected online by the public. The four new categories will recognize work by the media, by a peace mobilizer at the national or regional level, by a young peacebuilder, and by an organization with a successful and innovative approach to community peacebuilding.

Nominations will open in late March. We encourage you to applaud the efforts of women and men in your community who strive for peace. As you will remember, in 2013 the Philippines’ Rohaniza Usman was named ‘Emerging Peace Champion’ and Irene M. Santiago was voted our ‘Role Model for Peace’. Let’s celebrate the stories of more peacemakers from the Philippines by nominating them for a 2014 N-Peace Award!

The 2014 N-Peace Award Categories:

Category I: Untold stories – women transforming their communities
This award recognizes the efforts of women who have demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and prevention and peace building in their communities. Public voting will determine one winner in each of the six participating countries.
Category II: Breaking stereotypes – women and media
This award recognizes the work of a woman whose voice and persistence in the media has encouraged a transformation in attitudes about women and their roles in peace-building, peace processes, and conflict prevention. 
Category III: Campaigning for action – women and men mobilizing for peace
This award recognizes the work of a woman or man whose mobilization and advocacy efforts have resulted in the advancement of women, peace and security issues.
Category IV: The peace generation – young women and men building peace
This award recognizes the work of a young woman or man whose efforts in policy change, advocacy and mobilization, media communications, or community action have resulted in the advancement of women, peace and security issues.
Category V: Thinking outside the box – bringing new solutions to persistent problems
This award recognizes the work of an organization that has successfully transformed one or more communities and their ability to prevent or resolve conflict and violence.

Stay tuned for the launch of the 2014 N-Peace Awards in late March!

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