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Localization of Women, Peace, and Security

Supporting women’s rights organizations to lead in building peace, security, and equality.

In recognition of women’s rights organizations’ greater knowledge and experience of their contexts, core, flexible and accessible funding enables them to prioritize and respond to what’s needed and to fully implement the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda across all four pillars

Funded by the UK government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, our ‘Resourcing Change’ project – in partnership with WILPF and Saferworld – has provided 21 women’s rights organizations in Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen with an average of £35,000 in flexible, core funding and movement-building support.  

This funding has enabled them to continue responding to their self-identified community needs even when things change unexpectedly and to strengthen their organizational capacities to work independently, and has enabled them to come together and learn from each other.

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Paper: Localizing Women,
Peace and Security

This briefing paper outlines the links between the impacts of the women’s rights organizations’ work and the advancement of the WPS agenda. On the 23rd anniversary of the first UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on WPS, this briefing re-centers the importance of women in civil society as leaders of building and sustaining inclusive peace, and sets out recommendations for donors and international organizations seeking to more effectively implement WPS and advance gender justice.  

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Read our earlier briefing outlining the main outcomes and learnings from the project.  

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We advocate to achieve long-lasting changes for marginalized women survivors of war, using our program based evidence and working in partnership with like-minded organizations to influence policy and practice.