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USIP 2022 Women Building Peace Award

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2022 Women Building Peace Award. This prestigious annual award honors women peacebuilders from fragile and conflict-affected countries who are leading efforts to prevent conflict, challenge violence, and find peacebuilding solutions to make a difference in their communities, countries, and/or internationally.

About United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, pol... read more


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Women Building Peace Award


Requirements for Women Building Peace Award Qualification

Every nominee must meet all of the five requirements listed below in order to move forward in the nomination application process.

  • The nominee must be a woman of at least 18 years of age.
  • The nominee must be a non-U.S. citizen.
  • The nominee must be working to build peace in a fragile or conflict-affected country or region.
  • The nominee cannot be employed by USIP or have been affiliated with USIP as a contractor, grantee, fellow or recipient of the Women Building Peace Award during the 24 months prior to the submission of this nomination application.
  • The nominee must not have been nominated for the Women Building Peace Award in the past two years.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Women Building Peace Award

The award honors a woman peacebuilder who has made a substantial contribution to the pursuit of peace and security in her community, region, or issue area. The annual award recipient is chosen with the help of the Women Building Peace Council. The Council is a brain trust of distinguished experts and leaders who offer their guidance and support to USIP as we elevate the voices of women peacebuilders. Drawing upon their collective expertise in the fields of gender and peacebuilding, the Council’s core role is to help select the finalists and the awardee of the annual Women Building Peace Award.

Nominees should demonstrate the following four qualities:

  1. Commitment to Peace: A woman who shows a commitment to peace through her work to prevent or resolve conflict nonviolently in a fragile or conflict-affected country or region.
  2. Exceptional Leadership: A woman who embodies exceptional leadership through her vision and innovation and has earned the respect of others in the pursuit of peace.
  3. Outstanding Practitioner: A woman who is a peacebuilding practitioner working with members of local, national or international communities in an inclusive and participatory manner.
  4. Substantial Impact: A woman whose peacebuilding work has led to tangible results.

Application Deadline

February 14, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on usip.fluxx.io to apply

For more details, visit USIP website.

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