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N-Peace Award

N-Peace, or ‘Engage for Equality, Access, Community and Empowerment’ is a UNDP flagship initiative founded in 2010 to commemorate a decade of UNSCR 1325 implementation via the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Currently unique to the Asia-Pacific region, N-Peace operates in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Nepal with the goal of increasing the role of women in conflict resolution and peace-building. N-Peace is built on the premise that if targeted women, men, and civil society organisations are supported with increased investments in capacity, skills, and resources, they will be able to create institutional and social shifts that prioritise the inclusion and empowerment of women and girls, and ultimately change the discourse on the roles of women in peace-building. Many interventions aimed at facilitating WPS have approached women's inclusion through top-down tactics: influencing policy and lawmakers, empowering women to realize their economic potential, and introducing quotas for women's participation in peace agreements and political institutions. However, these approaches arguably do not always address the underlying structural causes of gender inequality. Furthermore, considering peace a top-level political or military process falls short of addressing the broader, nuanced issues faced by ordinary people affected by conflict in society. The annual N-Peace Awards, therefore, serve to shine a much-needed spotlight on grassroots gender equality advocates and women peacebuilders in the region. N-Peace ultimately serves four primary goals: first, to conduct dialogues among communities, governments and other groups related to WPS; second, to build the capacity of women peace activists working on the ground; third, to expand and strengthen the network of peace-building activists to best implement UNSCR 1325; and finally, to support women's participation in peace and security through sharing their stories.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Zarqa YaftaliAfghanistan2019for ‘Women Right to Heritage and Property’ (2011)
2Dayani PanagodaSri Lanka2019for "career of formulating, implementing and sharing Women, Peace and Security policies".
3Dewi Rana AmirIndonesia2019for " Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia'.
4May Sabe PhyuMyanmar2019for advocating women’s full realization of their human rights.
5Sarita Saru B.K.Nepal2019for advocating against the discrimination of Dalit women.
6Meena BaberPakistan2019for capacity training on peacebuilding, psycho-social support for conflict affected populations, and providing safe zones for conflict-affected women.
7Froilyn Tenorio MendozaPhilippines2019for advocating for the rights of Teduray and Lambangian women and girls.
8Amina Rasul-BernardoPhilippines2019for sustainable peace development, academic advocacy on the intersections of gender, religion and peace, journalism, and community engagement with conflict affected communities to ensure inclusion of women on a myriad of levels.
9Ram Bahadur SunarNepal2019empowerment of marginalized Dalit communities in Kailali, through implementation of a human rights approach in Kailali.
10Sohaila RezaeeAfghanistan2019provides skills training to girl high school students, on leadership, advocacy for peace and providing mentorship support.
11Maisam Iltaf-KazemiAfghanistan2019safe education is provided to all regardless of gender.
12Khojasta SameyeeAfghanistan2018Afghan journalist, she was awarded for her work in using radio to inform remote communities of women's rights, politics, and peacebuilding.
13Mahira MiyanjiPakistan2018Social activist and founder of Woman is Nation Welfare Organisation, she was awarded for her commitment to women's empowerment and girls' education in Lyari, Karachi.
14Cynthia MaungMyanmar2018Social activist and medical doctor, founder of the Mae Tao Clinic, she was awarded for her efforts in providing emergency maternal healthcare in conflict areas to refugee women at the Thai-Myanmar border.
15Visaka DharmadasaSri Lanka2018Peace activist and founder of the Association of War Affected Women, she was awarded for encouraging important dialogues between women of different ethnicities in Sri Lanka, advocating for the empowerment and inclusion of women in peacebuilding process.
16Logshari KunwarNepal2018Journalist and activist, she was awarded for her work in investigating gender-based violence and human rights violations in Nepal.
17Mira KusumariniIndonesia2018Preventing violent extremism expert and founder of C-Save (the Civil Society Action Against Violent Extremism), she was awarded for her work in rehabilitating and reintegrating ISIS-affiliated children and women deportees back safely into society.
18Samira Gutoc-TomawisPhilippines2018Social activist and government official, she was awarded for her commitment to advocating the rights of women and marginalised groups in post-conflict Philippines.
19Hira Singh ThapaNepal2018Social activist and champion of women's rights, he was awarded for his continuous efforts in encouraging men to help end the practice of "chauupadi", child marriage, domestic violence, and menstruation taboos in Nepal.
20Mary AkramiAfghanistan2018Activist, founder of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center and member of Afghanistan High Peace Council, she was awarded for having established peace "shuras" for women seeking conflict resolution.
21Muqadasa AhmadzaiAfghanistan2018Peace and women's rights activist, she was awarded for her grassroots community efforts against conflict and supporting survivors of domestic violence.
22Sayeeda MuradiAfghanistan2017Women's rights activist, Sayeeda was recognised for her role in managing inclusive'peace shuras' and supporting conflict resolutions for women's issues at community and district level.
23Cheery ZahauMyanmar2017Co-founder of the Women's League of Chinland and member of the Chin Progressive Party, she was awarded for her efforts in empowering Chin women refugees with leadership training, education programmes, and health and nursing programmes.
24Srijana KarkiNepal2017Leading social activist calling for the end of gender-based violence, Srijana was awarded for her role in ensuring that the voices of those belonging to marginalised groups or communities are adequately represented and heard at the government level.
25RahmatanIndonesia2017Humanitarian aid worker, counselor, and campaigner for women's judicial rights in Aceh, Rahmatan was awarded for her work in empowering Acehnese women and providing them with the support to emerge as leaders from the grassroots level.
26Farhat SajaadPakistan2017Co-founder of the Shining Light Community Development Organisation, a social welfare organisation that equips communities with innovative education, training, and development programmes, she was awarded for encourages Muslim-Christian dialogue through providing training for both communities in economic empowerment activities.
27Bernadine AndersonSri Lanka2017Founder of Bridge2Peace (B2P) and La Petite Fleur School in Sri Lanka, she was recognised for her work in supporting rehabilitation efforts by engaging with young former Tamil Tigers, achieving peace through education.
28Hadja Giobay DiocolanoPhilippines2017Founder of the Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates, which helps conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable communities in central Mindanao become Peace and Development Communities, she was awarded for promoting a culture of peace among communities affected by conflict, especially targeting youth and women.
29Suraya YosufiAfghanistan2017Founder of the Afghan Girls Debating Project, a project for high school and university students offering specialised training in critical thinking, rational reasoning, research skills, time management, and teamwork, Suraya was awarded for empowering young girls and providing a platform for Afghan women to speak their minds freely.
30Sharif Shah SafiAfghanistan2017University lecturer and Debate Program Director of the Afghanistan Youths Civic Engagement and Educational Organization, Sharif was recognised for his role in preventing extremism, violence, and inequalities by promoting education and respectful conversations among youths.
31GunawanIndonesia2017Co-founder of the Sikola Mombine programme, an independent educational institution for women in central Sulawesi that provides training and leadership skills, he was recognised for his role in empowering women in Poso to take more prominent roles in both village decision-making and the correlating peace-building process.
32Farhat AsifPakistan2017Founder of the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, she was awarded for facilitating cooperation between government officials, civil societies, think-tanks, and educational institutions to raise the subject of women's inclusion in peace negotiations in Pakistan.
33Dwi Rubiyanti KholifahIndonesia2016Campaigner for improved rights of minority groups and marginalized women, she was awarded for her role in spreading peace education throughout Indonesia and work in developing leadership skills for women.
34Basanti ChaudaryNepal2016Former bonded-laborer and Chair of the Kamaiya Pratha Unmulan Samaj (KAPUS), she was recognised for her role in helping violence-affected women to improve their economic and social circumstances, raising awareness of their rights, and providing them with the tools for empowerment.
35Habiba SarabiAfghanistan2016First woman Governor within Afghanistan and Deputy Chair of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, Habiba was awarded for her role in bringing peace to Afghanistan and to enhance and enrich civil and political rights for women and girls following the Taliban rule.
36Sumika PereraSri Lanka2016Social activist and founder of the Women's Resource Centre, Sumika was recognised for her role in empowering and supporting women to embrace their rights and face the subjugation entrenched in the society they live in.
37Rizwana ShahPakistan2016Women's rights advocate, Rizwana was awarded for her role in empowering women to gain financial independence in conservative and patriarchal parts of society and advocating for peace as a source of inclusion.
38Mariam BarandiaPhilippines2016Executive Director of Kapamagogopa Inc., an NGO which provides skills training for young Muslims and former women combatants to expand their economic opportunities and exercise their role in building peace, she was awarded for her efforts in dispelling negative perceptions and prejudices between communities in the Philippines.
39Mossarat QadeemPakistan2016Peace activist and founder of PAIMAN Trust, an NGO raising awareness and educating communities on the effects of violent extremism, TOLANAS, and the Women's Alliance for Security Leadership, Mossarat was recognised for her role in educating women to develop critical negotiation skills to aid wider peace-building.
40Rizky Ashar MurdionoIndonesia2016Youth leader and co-founder of the 2030 Youth Force Indonesia initiative, Rizky was awarded for his role in empowering and engaging young people in the implementation of SDGs and the promotion of peace and rights awareness, LGBT rights, and disability acceptance.
41Aliya HarirPakistan2016Co-founder of Aaghaz-e-Dozi, an Indo-Pak friendship initiative which calls for change and new narratives in India-Pakistan relations and Youth Ambassador of Change for the Global Youth Peace Festival, aliya was recognised for her role in advocating for a world where young people are empowered, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or gender.
42Hasina NeekzadAfghanistan2015Political and human rights activist for women and children's rights in Afghanistan, she was awarded for building a culture of peace through the positive engagement of young men and villages elders in the Herat province.
43Ja Nan LahtawMyanmar2015Peace advocate and Executive Director of the Nyein Foundation, Ja Nan was recognised for her work in facilitating political dialogues between the Myanmar government and cease-fired ethnic armed organizations and advocating for their inclusion in Myanmar's political life.
44Sharmila ThapaNepal2015Founder of the Samida Women's Development Forum, an NGO empowering and supporting single mothers in Nepal, she was awarded for advocating for legislative changes against gender-based violence and providing a support system to women victims of violence.
45Rubina Feroze BhattiPakistan2015Executive Director of Taangh Wasaib Organisation, a rights-based organisation tackling violence against women, religious intolerance, and discriminatory laws in Pakistan, Rubina was recognised for her role in fighting against gender-based violence and introduced human rights education programming in over 200 schools.
46Jo Genna Martin JoverPhilippines2015Grassroot activist for discriminated indigenous tribes in the Philippines, she was awarded for her dedication to promoting social and cultural equality of indigenous people, specifically the Moro women, and for encouraging peacebuilding between the government and the Moro communities.
47Maryam DuraniAfghanistan2015Former Kandahar Provincial Council Member and advocate for women's rights, Maryam was awarded for her many initiatives championing women's inclusion in political and social life in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
48Rahmat Ullah RahimiAfghanistan2015Founder of Modern Schools for Girls, an educational facility which has provided free education to more 600 girls in six refugee communities, he was recognized for championing women and girls' rights and efforts to end child marriages.
49Kaushila ChaudharyNepal2015Former bonded laborer and human rights activist, Kaushila was awarded for her work in ending discrimination and gender-based violence against ex-Kamaiyas in Nepal.
50Rahmatullah NoorzaiAfghanistan2015Youth leader and founder of an educational institute offering free classes and training to internally displaced people, Rahmatullah was recognized for his work with internally displaced women and children in Afghanistan.
51Hasina JalalAfghanistan2014Advocate for women's rights, journalist and lecturer in rural Afghanistan, she was awarded for pushing the agenda of women's rights in Afghanistan through capacity building with numerous national NGOs.
52Syarifah Aliyyah ShihabIndonesia2014Founder of the Sharifah Aliyyah Shibab Foundation, which fosters opportunities for marginalized youth discouraging them from being influenced by fundamentalist and extremist opportunities, she was recognized for contributing to the creation of an anti-terrorism mentality among youth in Indonesia.
53Mi Kun Chan NonMyanmar2014Director and Vice-Chair of the Mon Women's Organisation and women's rights champion, she was awarded for advocating women's participation in the peace processes and political life in Myanmar.
54Bimala KadayatNepal2014Youth mobilizer and community role model for building sustainable peace, she was awarded for her efforts in educating her community on issues of bonded labour, violence against women, discrimination, and child marriage.
55Mona ParkashPakistan2014Vice President of the Future Youth Group Hyderabad, which promotes peace and tolerance in Pakistani society, she was awarded for her efforts in promoting and providing education to marginalised Pakistani children.
56Democracy and Peace Women NetworkMyanmar2014Yangon-based local civil society organisation that strives to connect with individuals and communities whose rights and freedoms have been marginalised. they are awarded for their committed to contributing to both democracy and peace for an inclusive Myanmar.
57Rabiah Jamil BegPakistan2014Leading television journalist and champion of gender equality, she was awarded for her commitment to cover the social issues that hamper the progress of women in conservative societies, and she has been instrumental in bringing to the debate women's perspective.
58Hajji KhalilAfghanistan2014Former jihadist commander, who then became a prosecutor, district governor, and the head of the Badghis Provincial Peace Council in Afghanistan, Hajji was awarded for his contribution to conflict management, reconciliation, and inclusive peace in Afghanistan.
59Miriam Coronel FerrerPhilippines2014First woman to have signed a major peace agreement as Chief Negotiator of one of the parties, activist and Political Science Professor, Miriam was awarded for her dedication in bringing more women to the peace table and implementing UNSCR 1325 at the national level in the Philippines.
60Shah ZamanPakistan2014Chairman of the Milky Way Foundation, lecturer and human rights activist, Shah was awarded for his dedication to ensuring high quality, free education to over 200 students in Pakistan.
61Wai Wai NuMyanmar2014Former political prisoner, Wai Wai Nu is a peacebuilder and human rights advocate. Founder of the Women's Peace Network, a platform that promotes peace and mutual understanding between Myanmar's different ethnicities, she was awarded for her commitment to advocating marginalised women's rights.
62Magdalena Bidau SoaresTimor Leste2013Peace activist and former guerilla fighter, she is the founder of Feto Haluk Hadomi Timor, an NGO providing training and support for the widows of ex-combatants. She was awarded for her dedication to the ongoing struggle for peace, unity and women's rights in Timor-Leste.
63Thavachsri Charles VijayaratnamSri Lanka2013Co-founder of the Kilinochchi District Women's Development Federation, an NGO providing psychosocial support and social integration programmes for service users, Thavachsri was awarded for promoting the improvement of the lives of marginalised peoples in rural communities in Sri Lanka.
64Irene M. SantiagoPhilippines2013Pioneering women's rights advocate and peacemaker, she is the co-founder of the Mindanao Commission on Women, an NGO composed of Moro, Christian, and indigenous women leaders. she was awarded for her commitment to advancing the significant role of women in the Women, Peace, and Security agenda. 
65Valentina SagalaIndonesia2013Founder of Yayasan Institut Perempuan, an NGO advocating for laws to promote the protection of women and children, monitoring policy formulation and law enforcement, providing direct services to women and children survivors of violence, Valentina was awarded for her efforts in promoting and shaping laws against gender-based violence.
66Shashi Kumary AdhikaryNepal2013Lawyer and advocate for gender equality, she was awarded for her commitment to campaigning for gender equity within Nepal's laws and women's access to equitable justice, promoting women's rights from education and property rights to the basic right of identity.
67Masuada KarokhiAfghanistan2013Afghan member of Parliament and MP and activist, Masuada was awarded for raising awareness about the promotion and protection of women's rights in Afghanistan.
68Suprayoga HadiIndonesia2013Civil servant and champion of women's rights, Suprayoga was awarded for his efforts in the inclusion of women in peace and security issues in Indonesia.
69Rohaniza UsmanPhilippines2013Former Philippine Country Director and Coordinator for the Asia America Initiative, Rohaniza was awarded for promoting peace and development through education, inter-generational engagement and socio-economic development in Mindanao and Bangsamoro.
70Farkhunda Zahra NaderiAfghanistan2012Former Afghan Parliamentarian and Senior Advisor to the President on UN Affairs, she was awarded for her commitment to representing women's voice in institutional settings and fighting for their political participation.
71Quhramaana KakarAfghanistan2012Gender Advisor for the Afghanistan Peace and Reconciliation Program, she has been instrumental in developing gender-responsive policies and organising women's groups to function as a pressure group to the government. Quhramaana was awarded for her commitment to engaging women and youth in the most insecure parts of the country towards creating peace and rebuilding Afghanistan
72Suraiya KamaruzzamanIndonesia2012Founder of Flower Aceh and advocate for the rights of Acehnese women, Suraiya was awarded for work to empower women by ensuring their safety and advising them on issues of economic and reproductive rights.
73Rupika De SilvaSri Lanka2012Founder of Saviya, an NGO focused on supporting the rights of women and children in local communities, she was awarded for promoting a peace based approach of development for southern provinces and other conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka and empowerment of women's entrepreneurship skills.
74Radha PaudelNepal2012Author and activist, she was awarded for her commitment to advocating for equal citizenship, the stop of child marriage and the empowerment of Mahesh women in Nepal.
75Teresita Quintos DelesPhilippines2012Social activist, civil servant and former Presidential Advisor to the Peace Process in the Philippines, she was awarded for her efforts in implementing UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security at national level in the Philippines.
76Sister Lourdes (Mana Lou)Timor-Leste2012Founder of ISMAIK, a solidarity network across Timor-Leste dealing with urgent humanitarian assistance and poverty, she was awarded for her dedication in promoting and defending human rights in Timor-Leste.
77Sadhu Ram SapkotaNepal2012Former Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction of Nepal, he was awarded for his efforts in applying the UN Security Resolutions 1325 and 1820 on recognizing and empowering women's rights and experiences, making Nepal the first country in South Asia to nationalize and operationalize these provisions.
78Amina AzimiAfghanistan2012Founder of Empowering Women with Disability and Landmine survivors, Amina was awarded for her advocacy for the protection and the promotion of the rights of women and girls with disabilities.
79Purna Shova ChitrakarNepal2011Founder of the "Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal", she was awarded for her effort in empowering landmines victims and providing them with access to the opportunities they need to fulfil their goals.
80Filomena Barros Dos ReisTimor-Leste2011Human rights and justice activist, she was awarded for her commitment to campaigning for political change on behalf of Timorese women.
81Shreen Abdul SaroorSri Lanka2011Founder of both the Mannar Women's Development Federation and the Women's Action Network for the empowerment and promotion of women's rights, she was awarded for her efforts in campaigning for peace and creating stability between the different ethnic groups in Sri Lanka.
82Electronita DuanIndonesia2011Founder of Politenik Perdamaian Halamahera, an institute for those whose education was interrupted by armed conflict, she was awarded for her commitment to peacebuilding and the pursuit of peace through education and creative means.
83Rubina Feroze BhattiPakistan2011Founder of Taangh Wasaib, Rubina is devoting her life to creating a more peaceful Pakistan. She protects the rights of religious minorities and women who are targets of gender-based violence.

N-Peace Awardee (2010 ~ 2014)

Electronita Duan

N-Peace Award 2011

Shreen Abdul Saroor

N-Peace Award 2011

Amina Azimi

N-Peace Award 2012

Sadhu Ram Sapkota

N-Peace Award 2012

Radha Paudel

N-Peace Award 2012

Rupika De Silva

N-Peace Award 2012

Quhramaana Kakar

N-Peace Award 2012

Rohaniza Usman

N-Peace Award 2013

Suprayoga Hadi

N-Peace Award 2013

Valentina Sagala

N-Peace Award 2013

Irene M. Santiago

N-Peace Award 2013

Wai Wai Nu

N-Peace Award 2014

Shah Zaman

N-Peace Award 2014

Hajji Khalil

N-Peace Award 2014

Rabiah Jamil Beg

N-Peace Award 2014

Mona Prakash

N-Peace Award 2014

Bimala Kadayat

N-Peace Award 2014

Mi Kun Chan Non

N-Peace Award 2014

N-Peace Awardee (2015 ~ 2020)

Hasina Jalal

N-Peace Award 2015

Rahmatullah Noorzai

N-Peace Award 2015

Kaushila Chaudhary

N-Peace Award 2015

Rahmat Ullah Rahimi

N-Peace Award 2015

Maryam Durani

N-Peace Award 2015

Sharmila Thapa

N-Peace Award 2015

Ja Nan Lahtaw

N-Peace Award 2015

Hasina Neekzad

N-Peace Award 2015

Aliya Harir

N-Peace Award 2016

Mossarat Qadeem

N-Peace Award 2016

Mariam Barandia

N-Peace Award 2016

Rizwana Shah

N-Peace Award 2016

Sumika Perera

N-Peace Award 2016

Habiba Sarabi

N-Peace Award 2016

Basanti Chaudary

N-Peace Award 2016

Farhat Asif

N-Peace Award 2017

Gunawan

N-Peace Award 2017

Sharif Shah Safi

N-Peace Award 2017

Suraya Yosufi

N-Peace Award 2017

Bernadine Anderson

N-Peace Award 2017

Farhat Sajaad

N-Peace Award 2017

Rahmatan

N-Peace Award 2017

Srijana Karki

N-Peace Award 2017

Cheery Zahau

N-Peace Award 2017

Sayeeda Muradi

N-Peace Award 2017

Muqadasa Ahmadzai

N-Peace Award 2018

Mary Akrami

N-Peace Award 2018

Hira Singh Thapa

N-Peace Award 2018

Mira Kusumarini

N-Peace Award 2018

Logshari Kunwar

N-Peace Award 2018

Visaka Dharmadasa

N-Peace Award 2018

Cynthia Maung

N-Peace Award 2018

Mahira Miyanji

N-Peace Award 2018

Khojasta Sameyee

N-Peace Award 2018

Maisam Iltaf-Kazemi

N-Peace Award 2019

Sohaila Rezaee

N-Peace Award 2019

Ram Bahadur Sunar

N-Peace Award 2019

Meena Baber

N-Peace Award 2018

Sarita Saru B.K.

N-Peace Award 2019

May Sabe Phyu

N-Peace Award 2018

Dewi Rana Amir

N-Peace Award 2018

Dayani Panagoda

N-Peace Award 2019

Zarqa Yaftali

N-Peace Award 2019

N-Peace Award 2018

N-Peace Award 2019