Women Building Peace 2024 Awards

Women Building Peace 2024 Awards

Women Building Peace 2024 Awards

The nominations for Women Building Peace Award are now open for woman peacebuilder who has made a major contribution to preventing conflict, combatting violence and building peace in her country or region.

The Women Building Peace Award reflects the Institute’s comprehensive commitment to gender and peacebuilding and demonstrates the important role women play in peacebuilding efforts. The award honors a woman peacebuilder who has made a substantial contribution to the pursuit of peace and security in her community, region, or issue area.

Each year, USIP’s Women Building Peace Council reviews a shortlist of the top nominations and selects the annual finalists and award recipient. The Council is a brain trust of distinguished experts and leaders in the fields of gender and peacebuilding who offer their guidance and support to USIP as they elevate the voices of women peacebuilders.

USIP’s award is different from other prominent awards for women in two key ways: First, the Women Building Peace Award focuses on women in civil society who are working on the front lines of conflict. Second, the award recognizes women at the grassroots level who have not previously received global recognition for their peacebuilding efforts. USIP has honored peacebuilders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Kenya, and South Sudan as award recipients since establishing the award in 2019. USIP has recognized 24 women from 15 countries as finalists and four women as award recipients.

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to Peace
    • The nominee shows a commitment to peace through her work to prevent or resolve conflict nonviolently. She has persisted in the face of profound barriers and personal risk. She inspires others through her personal courage.
  • Exceptional Leadership
    • The nominee demonstrates exceptional leadership through her vision, integrity, and collaboration, and has earned the respect of others in the pursuit of peace. She raises and legitimizes the views of marginalized communities. She is a catalyst for change.
  • Outstanding Practitioner
    • The nominee has a coherent focus on peacebuilding and grounds her work in practical experiences. She has adapted her peacebuilding work to changing conflict dynamics. She is exceptionally skilled and innovative in her use of the tools of peacebuilding. Her work serves as a model for others.
  • Substantial Impact
    • The nominee’s work has demonstrated significance in a conflict context of strategic importance and has led to tangible, quantifiable results. She has developed her peacebuilding efforts from local origins (grassroots, bottom-up).  Her efforts strengthen civil society and make a positive impact on community resilience, cultural norms and attitudes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must meet all six requirements listed below to move forward in the award selection process. Self-nominations are not permitted.
    • The nominee must be a living woman of at least 18 years of age. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.
    • The nominee must be a non-U.S. citizen.
    • The nominee must be working to build peace in a fragile or conflict-affected country or region. A fragile country or region is one at high risk for violent conflict.
    • The nominee must be able and willing to travel to the United States, participate in a social media campaign, and speak publicly about her work.
    • The nominee cannot be employed by USIP or have been affiliated with USIP as a contractor, grantee, or fellow during the 24 months prior to the submission of this nomination.
    • The nominee cannot be a prior recipient of the Women Building Peace Award.

Application Deadline: 21-Jun-24

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