Ms. Suraya Yosufi, AUAF Global Alumni Coordinator awarded the “Peace Generation” Award

Do you know about N-Peace? N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking

to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS). 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 the broader women peace and security agenda. N-Peace rests on the

assumption that if targeted women and men are supported with increased investments in capacity and

skills, then they will be able to create institutional and social shifts to prioritize the inclusion and

empowerment of women and girls and change discourse on the roles of women in peace building.

Since 2010, N-Peace has been active in Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka

and Afghanistan. The members have come from civil society, government, non-government

organizations, academia, United Nations agencies, religious groups and the media.

This year, AUAF’s very own Ms. Suraya Yosufi, the Global Alumni Coordinator, has been awarded the

“Peace Generation” award, which recognizes the work of a young woman and a man (between the ages

of 18-25) who have demonstrated how volunteerism can be a powerful means of promoting social

cohesion and reconciliation through engaging the community – especially youths. One woman and one

man across all N-Peace countries is recognized under this award.

Ms. Suraya, a graduate of AUAF, competed with 80 nominees for the votes of over 8,500 people from

across 87 countries to win the award. She will travel to Bangkok in January to collect the award.

Our heartfelt congratulation to Ms. Yosufi! We are proud of you.

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