Funding brief: Now in its sixth year, Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world. These are the only global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places.
Peace Direct are delighted to announce the its annual ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ Awards are now open for entries. Across the world, local people are tackling the causes of violence at the root, and rebuilding lives after war that has torn communities apart. Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding, to recognize the work of those taking a stand for peace.
Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. These are inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places.
Categories: Prizes will be decided in 3 categories. Organizations can apply in 1 or 2 different categories. If your work does not fit under any category, you will not be eligible to enter.
● Women-led peacebuilding: Your organization should have a commitment to being led by women. This should be evidenced in your ongoing practice and policies. The majority of all leadership roles should be occupied by women.
● Youth-led peacebuilding: Your organization should have a commitment to being led by youth (defined as age 30 or under). This should be evidenced in your ongoing practice and policies. The majority of all leadership roles should be occupied by youth.
● Non-violent action: Your work must be in organizing an ongoing non-violent campaign or movement, challenging injustice in a conflict situation to advance a more just, inclusive and peaceful society. This should combine non-violent direct actions (vigils, marches, strikes, sit-ins, boycotts, satire) and peacebuilding to transform violent conflict.
Donor Name: Peace Direct
Funding name: Peacebuilders 2018
Deadline: 12th, June, 2018
Funding details link: https://www.peacedirect.org/tomorrows-peacebuilders-2018/
Funding limit: Three winning organizations will each receive $10,000 and online promotion of their work, and $1,000 will be awarded to the winning photography prize.
This year, there will also be a photography prize to celebrate photos that illustrate the theme of ‘local peacebuilding’. The winning entry will receive $1,000 of camera equipment for the photo that best illustrates local peacebuilding in action, or best communicates this theme.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: These are global awards so there is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
● Undertake peacebuilding work – your organization is either a peacebuilding organization or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.
● Be locally based – your organization must be based in the country or communities where your work is done. If your organization operates in multiple countries, you are not eligible to enter. (Note cross-border projects are eligible.)
● Be an independent organization, not an in-country or satellite organization of an international NGO.
● Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; youth-led peacebuilding; or non-violent action.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply:
● Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://www.peacedirect.org/tp/).
● They would prefer to receive applications completed in English. If you are not comfortable writing your answers in English, we encourage you to have a friend or colleague translate your application into English prior to submission. If these options are not possible, we will accept applications in French or Spanish.
● They do appreciate that many applicants will not speak English, French or Spanish as a first language and entries will be judged based on the quality of the peacebuilding plans and not on the standard of the language used.
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