Chitrali peace activist wins international award

CHITRAL: Aliya Harir has been awarded the International Peace generation Awar 2016″ by N-Peace.

[caption id="attachment_39476" align="alignleft" width="184"]Aliya Harir Aliya Harir[/caption] N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance women, peace and security (WPS) issues. 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 related resolutions, at regional, national and community levels, says a press release. The N-Peace awards were first launched in 2011 to recognize and profile women and men leaders and peace builders creating change at the grassroots to national levels in Asia. The awards shine a light on women and men who demonstrate leadership in building peace and empowering their communities. N-Peace is currently active in Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and in Timor-Leste with members of civil society, government, non-government organizations, academia, United Nations agencies, religious groups and the media. N-Peace’s mission is to engage for peace, equality, access, community and empowerment, established in 2010 by women peace advocates at a meeting held by the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (UNDP) with the support of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and in partnership with Search for Common Ground and the Institute for Inclusive Security.