South Sudanese peace activist Rita Martin Lopidia Abraham received the 2020 Women Building Peace Award this week.The award comes from the United States Institute of Peace, a group set up by Congress.The Institute works in support of conflict resolution and prevention worldwide.Abraham heads a not-for-profit group called EVE. The organization was formed in 1996. It works to empower women in South Sudan.Abraham says her struggle for peace in her country has been difficult. She told VOA she has faced countless threats, even some from men taking part in negotiations."Sometimes when you talk to the parties and you speak truth to power, people seem to misunderstand you," she said."This is very sad, because at the end of the day, the purpose is for peace. But with the warring parties in South Sudan, it's not always the case.''The activist will receive $10,000 and be recognized by the Institute during a celebration next year.
南苏丹和平活动人士丽塔・马丁・洛皮迪亚・亚伯拉罕（Rita Martin Lopidia Abraham）本周获得了2020年“妇女建设和平奖”。该奖项由国会成立的美国和平研究所颁发。该研究所致力于支持全球范围内的冲突解决和预防。亚伯拉罕领导着一家名为“EVE”的非营利组织。该组织成立于1996年。该组织致力于增强南苏丹妇女的权利。亚伯拉罕说，她为自己国家的和平所做的斗争一直十分艰难。她对美国之音表示，她面临的威胁不计其数，甚至有些威胁来自参加谈判的男性。她说:“有时候，当你与政党对话，向当权者讲真话时，人们似乎误解了你。”他说：“这非常令人伤心，因为归根结底，我们的目标是和平。但对于（南苏丹）交战各方来说，情况并不总是这样。”这名活动人士将获得1万美元奖金，而且将在明年的庆祝活动上得到研究所的认可。