Two Pakistani females, Asia Jamil and Tabassum Adnan, have successfully made their names in the list of ten finalists for the inaugural Women Building Peace Award. The announcement was made by the US Institute of Peace (USIP) earlier this week.
Nancy Lindborg, USIP president and CEO released a press release to announce the news and said:
USIP is honoured to use our platform to amplify the important and urgent voices of women who are building peace in their communities and countries. As we struggle to navigate a global crisis and an increasingly complex world, these 10 women stand out as courageous beacons of hope and strength. We hope this award shines a light on the indelible contributions of women peacebuilders everywhere and inspires future generations.
Moreover, Marcia Carlucci, co-chair of the council, also added:
These are women who have persevered under some of the toughest circumstances. They are inspiring figures and extraordinary models of collaboration, leadership, courage, and commitment.
The council recognizes the vital role of women around the world who work their heart and soul in conflict-affected countries in order to create peace. USIP also announced that they will announce the first recipient of the $10,000 award during a virtual ceremony which will take place on September 15.
The list of the 10 finalists for the 2020 Women Building Peace Award include Ángela Maria Escobar (Colombia), Asia Jamil (Pakistan), Beata Mukarubuga (Rwanda), Irene M. Santiago (The Philippines), Julienne Lusenge (the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Odette Habonimana (Burundi), Rita Martin Lopidia Abraham (South Sudan), Rosa Emilia Salamanca González (Colombia), Tabassum Adnan (Pakistan) and Victoria Nyanjura (Uganda).
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