‘Women Building Peace Award’

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Two Pakistani women, Asia Jamil and Tabassum Adnan, have succeeded in making their place in the list of ten finalists for the inaugural Women Building Peace Award announced by the US Institute of Peace (USIP). The award recognizes the vital role of women who are working in fragile or conflict-affected countries in pursuit of peace. USIP will announce the first recipient of the $10,000 award during a virtual ceremony on September 15. USIP received over 150 nominations of women peacebuilders from 51 countries. The 10 finalists were selected by USIP’s Women Building Peace Council, an 18-member group of experts and leaders in the fields of gender and peacebuilding.–NNI