10 Years PWAG
1000 women were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Ten years later the issue of peace is more relevant than ever: the commitment of PeaceWomen Across the Globe has lost none of its significance – on the contrary. It was therefore important for us to celebrate our jubilee with different activities on a national as well as on an international level!
Jubilee Week in October 2015
In October 2015, PWAG’s international coordinators and the members of the International Board came together in Switzerland to mark the organization’s tenth jubilee. The participants spent the first part of the reunion looking back over the past, and forward to the future. The PWAG jubilee brought coordinators and board members from all over the world to Bern for a week of events. Working with the team of the International Secretariat, they talked about new projects WikiPeace and PeaceTables, discussed finances, and reported on their work.
The second part of the jubilee celebrations was given over to events with the Swiss public. The 10 Years – 1000 Women – 1 Million Stories event allowed people to participate in “speed meetings” with the PeaceWomen and thereby learn more about their work and commitment. During the Women’s Participation in Peace Talks – Challenges and Solutions event, PWAG coordinator Karen Tanada reported on her experiences as a participant in the Philippine peace talks.
A gala celebration filled with talks, dancing, music, and delicious food from all over the world rounded off the memorable jubilee week.
For many years the 1000 PeaceWomen have accompanied me and given me strength. Knowing that there is a network of female energy, against the insanity of war and violence, is vital for me and for many others.
Monika Stocker, Co-initiator of “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005”, Swiss Politician
The coordinators and board members of PWAG have taken the tenth anniversary as an opportunity to write down their ideas and experiences. It is clear: even after ten years of activism, everyone is highly motivated to continue the work.
Wanted: 1000 women for the Nobel prize
"They'll be teachers, farmers, artists, mothers, politicians, representing every country and every level of society, but with an emphasis on the unknown woman."