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Women PeaceMakers Honors, Recognition, and Awards

The Women PeaceMakers program is the only known program of its kind in the world. Following, is a selection of honors, recognition, and awards received by the Institute for Peace and Justice's Women PeaceMakers program and the people within the program:

2013

Gucci's Chime for Change Campaign Features Women PeaceMakers

The Chime for Change campaign, founded by Gucci to raise funds and awareness for girls' and women's empowerment, is highlighting the work of several of the institute's Women PeaceMakers. The first profile, of Sarah Lochodo of Kenya, is online as of July 9, 2013, and more will be featured in the coming weeks.

International Recognition

Manjula Pradeep's organization, Navsarjan Trust, won The Times of India's Social Impact Award.

2012

Manjula Pradeep of India

The Times of India Social Impact Award for Navsarjan Trust (Pradeep's organization).

Radha Paudel of Nepal

N-Peace Award (Role Model for Peace), N-Peace Network.

Zandile Nhlengetwa of South Africa

Human Rights Fellow, Oak Institute for International Human Rights, Colby College.

State Legislators and U.S. Congresswoman Commemorate 10 Years of Women PeaceMakers

U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis of California and State Legislators Mark Wyland, Joel Anderson, Christine Kehoe, Juan Vargas and Toni Atkins recognized the Women PeaceMakers Program during its 10th anniversary in September 2012. Congresswoman Davis read a statement (PDF) on September 11, while the California state legislators submitted Joint Member Resolution No. 546 on September 28, congratulating the University of San Diego on the success of the program.

A Book Tribute to the Women PeaceMakers Program

In 2012, the Fred J. Hansen Foundation commissioned a book to recognize the 35 women who participated in the Women PeaceMakers Program in its first nine years. Written by the institute's Editors Kaitlin Barker Davis and Emiko Noma, the book — 35 Women Building Peace: Essential voices of justice and hope — was published by Easton Studio Press and is available through Amazon.

International Recognition

Vaiba Kebeh Flomo of Liberia was one of the first 12 students in the Women's Peacebuilding Leadership Program at Eastern Mennonite University's Summer Peacebuilding Institute.

Zandile Nhlengetwa of South Africa is the 2012 Human Rights Fellow at the Oak Institute for International Human Rights, based at Colby College.

And Radha Paudel, 2012 PeaceMaker from Nepal, was recognized as a Role Model for Peace, one of the N-Peace Awards given by the network of the same name.

2011

Rubina Feroze Bhatti of Pakistan

Human Rights Society of Pakistan Award, Human Rights Society of Pakistan.

Women PeaceMakers Program

Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, United Nations Association of San Diego.

Shreen Abdul Saroor of Sri Lanka

N-Peace Award, N-Peace Network.

Rubina Feroze Bhatti of Pakistan

Women of Courage Award, National Women's Political Caucus.

Shreen Abdul Saroor of Sri Lanka

5th International Bremen Peace Award for Public Engagement for Peace and Justice.

Women PeaceMakers Program

Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award, NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

2010

Rubina Feroze Bhatti of Pakistan

World Vision International Peace Prize, World Vision International.

Sister Pauline Acayo of Uganda

Outstanding Leadership Award, Association for Conflict Resolution's International Development Committee.

2009

Mary Ann Arnado of the Philippines

World Vision International Peace Prize, World Vision International.

Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone

2009 German Africa Award, German Africa Foundation

Mary Ann Arnado of the Philippines

Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Fellowship for Professional Development in Public Service, U.S. Embassy in Manila (Inside USD article).

2008

Latifah Anum Siregar of Indonesia

Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk (Finalist), Front Line: Protection of Human Rights Defenders.

Shreen Abdul Saroor of Sri Lanka

Voices of Courage Award, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (Inside USD article).

2006

Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone

Voices of Courage Award, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

Luz Mendez of Guatemala

Women's Rights Prize, Peter Gruber Foundation.

2005

1,000 Peacewomen Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, PeaceWomen Across the Globe

1,000 Peacewomen Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
  • Marta Benavides of El Salvador
  • Rubina Feroze Bhatti of Pakistan
  • Raya Kadyrova of Kyrgyzstan
  • Wahu Kaara of Kenya
  • Hyun-Sook Kim Lee of South Korea
  • Irina Yanovskaya of South Ossetia
  • Sudanese Women's Empowerment for Peace (co-founded by Rebecca Joshua Okwaci of Sudan)