PeaceWomen Across the Globe
PeaceWomen Across the Globe (PWAG), previously known as 1000 PeaceWomen, is an organization based in Bern, Switzerland that aims to increase the visibility of women promoting peace all over the world.
The organization began in 2003 under the direction of Ruth-Gaby Vermont-Mangold, then a member of the Swiss National Council, as an initiative to nominate 1000 women from over 150 different countries for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was notable for including not only celebrities, but also relatively unknown women who have made significant contributions to world peace. Although the prize was ultimately awarded to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the initiative was successful in drawing public attention to the role of women in peacemaking. The organization went on to publish a book, and create an exhibition that was first displayed in Zurich, Switzerland, and has since appeared in over 25 countries, including places such as Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio; Lingnan University in Hong Kong, China; and at a UNESCO-sponsored exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2006, PeaceWomen Across the Globe has been one of the NGO members of the Swiss Center for Peacebuilding, which contributes to Swiss foreign policy. The organization is also a member of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders.
Members of PWAG include:
- Sakena Yacoobi, executive director of the Afghan Institute for Learning
- Amina Afzali, member of the Afghan Cabinet of Ministers
- Malalai Joya, Afghan politician
- Jelka Glumičić, Croatian activist
- Cynthia Basinet, American actress, singer
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