Promoting women’s leadership for peace in AsiaJun 17, 2015Women are often at the front lines of conflict and the hardest hit by war, yet their contributions towards building peace rarely make the headlines. The N-Peace Awards shine a light on women who demonstrate leadership in building peace and empowering their communities, profiling peace advocates from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Nepal, Afghanistan and the Philippines.
Rural Women Bringing Peace in Papua New GuineaJun 17, 2015Education, commitment, sacrifice and full participation in the daily life of her community is the recipe for Lilly Be’Soer’s success as a leader. Lilly recently brought about a peace agreement in a Papua New Guinea Highlands community which had been in conflict for the past four years, and in which four previous attempts to bring peace had been unsuccessful.
The path to peace in Bangsamoro Jun 17, 2015In early 2014, following 17 years of stop-start negotiations and 150,000 deaths over four decades, the government of the Philippines and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a historic peace agreement recognizing the new autonomous Bangsamoro region. For Teresita Quintos Deles, whose life’s work has centred on these peace efforts, it signified the start of a new era for her country.