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STATEMENT: The United States Institute of Peace opens applications for the 2024 Women Builders of Peace Award

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STATEMENT: The United States Institute of Peace opens applications for the 2024 Women Builders of Peace Award

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WASHINGTON, April 22, 2024/PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Peace (USIP) announces that nominations are open for the 2024 Women Peacebuilders Award. This prestigious annual award honors courageous women in civil society who are building peace in countries affected by violent conflicts.

Countless women risk their lives to create peace in their communities, leading movements for justice, security and inclusion, even though their efforts often go unnoticed. USIP is committed to doing more to support and celebrate these women and the impact they have as catalysts of change and agents of peace.

The nomination period will be open until June 10, 2024. USIP invites organizations and individuals from around the world to participate in identifying and honoring exceptional women who have dedicated their lives to building peace. The winner will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC, and will receive a cash prize.

USIP strongly encourages nominations from women who have not previously been recognized for their peacebuilding work.

Nominations will be reviewed against award criteria, including: the candidate's commitment to peace, exceptional leadership, outstanding practice in implementing a peacebuilding plan, and impact From his job. The 2024 award winner will be chosen by the Council of Women Peacebuilders, a group of distinguished experts who advise USIP on gender and peacebuilding issues.

Previous recipients of the Women Peacebuilders Award include Pétronille Vaweka from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos from Colombia, Josephine Ekiru from Kenya, and Rita Lopidia from South Sudan. An additional 24 women have been recognized by USIP as award finalists over the past four years.

For information about the award and to nominate a woman peacebuilder, visit: www.usip.org/womenbuildingpeace.

For more information about USIP, visit: https://www.usip.org/about.

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