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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 its alumnae.

2014

International Foundation for Electoral Systems - Joe C. Baxter Award

Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone received IFES' Joe C. Baxter Award for integrity in election administration for successful elections in post-conflict Sierra Leone in 2007 and 2012.

Madan Puraskar - Nepal Literary Honor

Radha Paudel of Nepal received the prestigious Madan Puraskar, the highest literary honor in Nepal, for her book Khalangama Hamala ("Battle for Khalangama").

2013

Gucci's Chime for Change Campaign

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.

The Times of India's Social Impact Award

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

2012

N-Peace Award (Role Model for Peace)

Radha Paudel of Nepal received the N-Peace Award (Role Model for Peace) from the N-Peace Network.

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

Zandile Nhlengetwa of South Africa was the Human Rights Fellow at the 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.

2011

Human Rights Society of Pakistan Award

Given to Rubina Feroze Bhatti of Pakistan by the Human Rights Society of Pakistan

Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award

Given to the IPJ's Women PeaceMakers program by the United Nations Association of San Diego

N-Peace Award

Shreen Abdul Saroor of Sri Lanka awarded by the N-Peace Network

Women of Courage Award

Rubina Feroze Bhatti of Pakistan awarded by the National Women's Political Caucus

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

Shreen Abdul Saroor of Sri Lanka awarded by the Schwelle Foundation

Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award

The University of San Diego awarded by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, for the IPJ's Women PeaceMakers program

2010

World Vision International Peace Prize

Rubina Feroze Bhatti of Pakistan awarded by World Vision International

Outstanding Leadership Award

Sister Pauline Acayo of Uganda awarded by the Association for Conflict Resolution's International Development Committee

2009

World Vision International Peace Prize

Mary Ann Arnado of the Philippines awarded by World Vision International

German Africa Award

Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone awarded by the German Africa Foundation

Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Fellowship for Professional Development in Public Service

Mary Ann Arnado of the Philippines awarded by the U.S. Embassy in Manila. (Inside USD article)

2008

Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk (Finalist)

Latifah Anum Siregar of Indonesia recognized by Front Line: Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Voices of Courage Award

Shreen Abdul Saroor of Sri Lanka awarded by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (now the Women's Refugee Commission)

2006

Voices of Courage Award

Christiana Thorpe of Sierra Leone awarded by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (now the Women's Refugee Commission)

Women's Rights Prize

Luz Mendez of Guatemala awarded by the Peter Gruber Foundation

2005

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

  • 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)