WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING WOMEN (AMONGST OTHERS) HAVE IN COMMON?
INCLUDING A 17-YEAR OLD!
Nobel Peace Price – 2014
Against the supression of children and young people;
For the right of all children to education
Nobel PEace Price – 2004
Contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace
Nobel Peace Price – 2003
Pioneer for democracy and human rights – especially women’s, children and refugee’s rights
|Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Nobel Peace Price – 1992
Social justice, rights of indegenous people, Guatemala
|Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire
Nobel Peace Price – 1976
Contributing to bringing peace to Northern Ireland
CPSC values the fundamental contribution of women as peace professionals. This is evidenced by the Women and Peace conference held in 2009, following the Canadian Peace Initiative dinner honoring the contribution of women to peace.
The conference was developed in cooperation with Canadian Peace Initiative, Saint Paul University, the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR), the Rideau Institute, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, and One World Inc.
Accreditation of women as Peace Professionals provides an additional stepping stone to recognition for women’s contribution to the peace field.