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  • As Typhoon Ruby makes landfall, a year since Haiyan has made a world of differenceAs Typhoon Ruby makes landfall, a year since Haiyan has made a world of differenceDec 10, 2014Our objective even before Yolanda and now Ruby has been to support national and local governments in vulnerable regions develop stronger protection systems so that they can, together with communities, take responsibility for protecting peoples’ lives and livelihoods, and to reduce the damage from disasters.

  • Promoting women’s leadership for peace in AsiaPromoting women’s leadership for peace in AsiaSep 5, 2013Women 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 GuineaRural Women Bringing Peace in Papua New GuineaSep 5, 2013Education, 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 The path to peace in Bangsamoro Jul 16, 2014In 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.

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