Last Friday, JRP’s Gender Justice Project Officer, Nancy Apiyo, was awarded with the Volunteer Action Network (VAC-NET) Women 4 Peace Awards for her contribution to peace and reconciliation and her work with women, particularly the Women’s Advocacy Network. Citing her mother as her greatest inspiration, Nancy promised to push on with the fight for equality and fair treatment to all, regardless of gender.
Nancy is known for her great passion for women’s issues. “If you want to cross her path just mention something demeaning about formerly abducted women,” Gender Justice Team Leader, Kasiva Mulli remarked.
During the award ceremony, she humbly attributed the award to the women she worked with, many of whom found themselves returning to a society that has not fully recovered but tirelessly set themselves to work in it to promote justice and reconciliation. The women, she said, were the real recipients of the Women 4 Peace Award.
See photos from the Award Ceremony below: