Kashmir born activist Farhat Asif wins UNDP N-Peace award
SRINAGAR: Farhat Asif, a Kashmir-born Pakistani activist has won this year’s N-Peace Award given by UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Center (APRC) and Institute for Inclusive Security, USA. She won the award in “Campaign For Action” category.
Farhat Asif is the founder and president of Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies.
The N-Peace Award and Network supports the leadership and capacity of women and men to prevent and resolve conflicts, and serve as active agents for reconstruction and peace building across conflict-affected countries in Asia; Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Afghanistan and the Philippines.
The N-Peace Awards recognize and profile women leaders and peace builders.
This award recognizes individuals who have worked at the policy and decision-making levels to advance the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda, specifically at the sub-national levels.
“One woman and one man across all N-Peace countries are recognized under this award. The Award Committee recognizes her efforts to implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda, especially on the work she undertakes touching on sensitive cross-border issues.”
“Farhat Asif has lived her entire life in this region affected by conflict. The conflict has heavily influenced her life and work, and inspired her to found the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies where she promotes peace and women’s rights through education,” a statement issued by the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Islamabad said about Farhat.