Global Network of Women Peace Activists
About the Project
The goal of nominating 1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 was to recognise their important work and their expertise in peacebuilding. The need for this recognition remains unchanged today. While the work of the 1000 PeaceWomen has, to some extent, been recognised, the efforts and expertise of many more women around the world who are working against violence and for peace remain unrecognised, as well as untapped.
The "Global Network of Women's Peace Activists" project aims to collect the expertise of the PeaceWomen and recognise their skills and expertise. The main objectives of the project are as follows:
Consolidation, growth and connectivity: Primarily, PWAG aims to revive and expand its vibrant network of women peacebuilders, activists and partner organisations. These are women who take on leadership and active roles in processes and institutions related to peace and security. The network of the original 1000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize will be strengthened and brought up to date where possible. The network will be clearly structured and manageable. In addition, new PeaceWomen will be added to the network. The aim of these activities is to promote mutual understanding and to facilitate the search for women's expertise in peace-building for relevant interest groups.
Knowledge documentation, management and transfer: PWAG aims to ensure a framework that allows the exchange of best practice and knowledge management among women peacebuilders. In agreement with those concerned, the women peacebuilders’ expertise will be made accessible to various stakeholders through a variety of institutions within, as well as outside the network.
Visibility and appreciation: Through this project, PeaceWomen Across the Globe will continue to make the PeaceWomen’s wealth of experience, expertise and formulas for success visible and demand that the work be recognised by both the public and relevant interest groups. The platform is intended to contribute to an increased visibility and appreciation of the PeaceWomen.
Both the updates of the original 1000 PeaceWomen and the nomination of new PeaceWomen for the database are subject to clear guidelines. The criteria for selection are clearly set out and a defined review process by a Regional Advisory Board and an International Review Panel ensure structured quality control.
The database will include a search function so that interested parties can search PeaceWomen by topic, country and expertise. The database will only contain information on women who have given their explicit permission.