Islamabad, July 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): Each year the N-Peace Network present the N-Peace Awards recognising and profiling women and men leaders and peace-builders creating change from grassroots to national levels in Asia. Coordinated by the N-Peace Network across Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Afghanistan, and the Philippines, the Awards shine a light on women and men who demonstrate leadership in building peace and empowering their communities.
This year UNDP Pakistan nominated nine candidates in the five award categories. While four of the categories are chosen by a selection panel, the winner in the category “Untold stories women transforming their communities” will be selected through public voting, which will end at the end of July. Two determined and inspiring women, Tabassum Adnan and Nageena, were nominated in this category by UNDP Pakistan.
Tabassum Adnan (http://n-peace.net/candidate/candidate-341)
UNDP Pakistan recently became a member of the N Peace network, a multi- country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues. The network supports women’s leadership for conflict prevention, relocation, peace building and promotion. Members of the N Peace network represent civil society, government, non-governmental organizations, academia, United Nations Agencies, religious groups and the media.
N-Peace was established in October 2010 by women peace advocates at a meeting held by the United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific Regional Centre to mark the ten-year anniversary of UNSCR 1325, which called for the adoption of a gender perspective that included the special needs of women and girls during repatriation and resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration and post-conflict reconstruction. Today, 800 practitioners are connected though this vibrant network.
For more information, contact:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan
4th Floor, Serena Office Complex,
Cell: +92300 535 8225