Philister Baya Lawiri of South Sudan Chosen as 2013 Women PeaceMaker

   •    September 26, 2013

Congratulations to Women Waging Peace Network member Philister Baya Lawiri for being selected as one of four Women PeaceMakers for 2013!

In its 11th year, the Women PeaceMakers Program, based at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego, documents the efforts of women leaders to build peace and security in their countries. Participants spend almost two months in residence, sharing their insights with each other, the surrounding community, and “peace writers” who are assigned to record their unique stories.

Philister is a long-time ally of Inclusive Security’s work in South Sudan. Please join us in celebrating this recognition of her inspiring leadership.

More on Philister and other phenomenal South Sudanese women peacebuilders:

“I Was a War Child”

See Philister in this touching video about the role of women in South Sudan’s development:

Pari Farmani is the development and network coordinator at The Institute for Inclusive Security.

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