The Local-level Initiatives award recognizes a civil society organisation in each of our participating countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, and the Philippines), conducting outstanding work at the grass-roots level to strengthen efforts to implement the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Often working behind the scenes, local-level civil society organisations are doing the difficult work of tackling the social norms, biased attitudes, and systems that underlie gender inequality and prevent women from being engaged in peacebuilding efforts. They work at the front lines of conflict in communities which have been severely disrupted by violence, social divisions and lack of access to resources, all of which disproportionately affect women and girls.
While investing in higher-level initiatives that target government officials, lawmakers, and policy-makers are important steps in establishing gender-inclusive peace, N-Peace believes that it is equally important to invest in organizations that are intimately familiar with their programming communities, and are therefore in the best position to understand and address their specific Women, Peace and Security- related needs.
Notable Alumni organisations include