Bangkok, Thailand: Pakistani woman born in Kashmir, Ms Farhat Asif received N-Peace Award managed by UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Institute for Inclusive Security, Washington DC in Bangkok Thailand. Farhat Asif received this award in the category “ Campaign for Action” for her tireless services as a prominent academic who brings together government officials, NGOs, think-tanks and educational institutions to raise the importance of women’s involvement in peace negotiations.
This year, eleven winners under three categories were recognized from seven participating countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines).
The N-Peace Awards are coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme’s N-Peace Network. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS). It supports women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, and promotes the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, and the broader women peace and security agenda. N-Peace rests on the assumption that if targeted women and men are supported with increased investments in capacity and skills, then they will be able to create institutional and social shifts to prioritize the inclusion and empowerment of women and girls and change discourse on the roles of women in peace building.
Rolled out in 2010, N-Peace is active in Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Our members represent civil society, government, non-government organizations, academia, United Nations agencies, religious groups and the media