Campaigning for Action
Each year, the Campaigning for Action award recognizes two individuals – one woman and one man – who are contributing to the advancement of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at leadership, policy, and decision-making levels. These individuals are instrumental in using their knowledge and influence to advocate for policy and legal change.
While N-Peace is dedicated to ensuring that women have a seat at the peacebuilding table, we also value the role that men can and must play. Engaging men in WPS efforts takes the burden of responsibility away from women who already face significant barriers, instead transferring the responsibility to all members of society. Ensuring inclusive peacebuilding and gender equality mainstreaming at all levels cannot be sustainable unless both men and women work together.
There are additional eligibility criteria to be nominated for this award.
- Be over 26 years of age.
- Be a civil society representative in a leadership position, a member of parliament, a public servant or a government official and/or individual in a decision making role. For example, the nominee could be a police officer who has sought and achieved national policy change on women and security, or a member of a district council who has consistently advocated for the inclusion of women in peace processes and mobilized resources to implement this;
- Show wide-ranging action in advocating for systemic change relating to women’s inclusion in conflict prevention, resolution, peacebuilding or security