The African Union set to reward CSOs involved in peace and security

African Union

The African Union is presenting awards to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) involved in Youth, Women, Peace, and Security in an effort to promote and defend African common positions on issues of interest to the continent and its people.

The award aims to acknowledge the significant contribution that civil society has made to the WPS agenda’s implementation.

This initiative is also in line with the objectives of the African Union, which include developing a people-centered society and implementing Agenda 2063 for shared prosperity and well-being, unification, and integration as well as a continent of free citizens and horizons where the potential of women and young people is fully realized.

There will be a total of six (6) winners who have significantly aided the WPS and YPS agendas in their nation or community. By completing extraordinary projects or activities, candidates must show that they have significantly impacted the following areas:

The prevention of sexual and gender-based violence, as well as the protection of women and young people in conflict situations;

Conflict prevention, transformation, resolution, and consolidation of gender mainstreaming peace processes;

A multifaceted approach to conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding;

Increasing the effective and meaningful inclusion of women and young people in the peace process;

Reconciliation, resource management, economic recovery, improved living conditions, reintegration of warring factions, etc. are all included in inclusive stabilization and peacebuilding.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates who meet certain requirements, such as nominees who have made a remarkable contribution to advancing the WPS or JPS agenda through collaboration, leadership, or innovation, will be evaluated. With their bravery and commitment, the winners have motivated others.

Community: Nominees have participated in their communities, and their accomplishments have facilitated decision-making as well as peace and security efforts.

CSOs eligible for this award are:

Civil society organizations working on WPS and YPS agenda issues
Gender-related civil society organizations
Networks run by or for women
Networks led by or for youth
Field/proximity organizations
Think tanks and research institutes focusing on WPS and JPS issues

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