Women are often targeted in violent conflicts, as armed forces seek to demoralize their opponents, and they are often not included in negotiations to end these conflicts. This study guide examines both how women are affected by war and contribute to peace, as well as how the international community is addressing these issues. Read the guide here.
Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) is dedicated to women’s leadership and empowerment. It works with 20 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies.
They strongly believe that women, working in partnership, will learn the skills and implement the strategies needed to secure human rights, contribute to the development of their communities, and ultimately create a more peaceful world.
Peace X Peace is an international organization that aims to connect and amplify women’s voices, strengthen women’s capacity to connect across divides, promote leadership and equity, and nurture a global network of peacebuilders in 120 countries. Through E-Media, Mentorship, and Dialogue Programs, they connect their network of 18,000 women and create a space for them to educate, inspire and connect.
The mission of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is to create a more peaceful, just and gender equitable world through programs designed to: produce cutting edge gender analysis of war and peacebuilding; transform gender and security research and policy agendas; and foster innovative education, activism and practice.
SAVE (Sisters Against Violent Extremism) is the world’s first female counter-terrorism platform. Headquartered at the Women without Borders offices in Vienna, Austria, the SAVE initiative brings together a broad spectrum of women determined to create a united front against violent extremism. SAVE provides women with the tools for critical debate to challenge extremist thinking and to develop alternative strategies for combating the growth of global terrorism. SAVE is a Women without Borders initiative.
“Foreign Terrorist Fighters” (FTF) Initiative
The Hague – Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a More Effective Response to the FTF Phenomenon
From the Report: “Good Practice #4 – Empower those who are best-placed to affect change, including youth, families, women, and civil society, to take ownership in the development and messaging of positive counter-narratives to the violent extremist agenda.”
Peace Direct is an award-winning, international NGO that finds, funds and amplifies the voice of local peace builders operating in some of the most challenging conflict environments worldwide. They have affiliate offices in the United Kingdom and United States; 8 partner programs in 7 countries; and correspondents in 29 countries reporting through Insight on Conflict.
Aware Girls is young women led organization working for women empowerment, gender equality, and peace in Pakistan. They are working to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women enabling them to act as agents of social change and women empowerment in their communities. Aware Girls envisions a world where women rights are equally respected as Human Rights, women have control over their own lives and have equal access to Education, Employment, Governance, Justice, Legal Support, Financial Resources, Recreation, Health specifically Sexual and Reproductive Health and Social Services.
Part one of this report examines the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts, reviewing key issues across three main categories of resources, including land, renewable and extractive resources.
Part two of the report discusses entry points for peacebuilding practitioners to address risks and opportunities related to women and natural resource management, focusing on political participation, protection and economic empowerment.
The report was published jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)[DK1] , the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO). It is the product of a two-year collaboration among the four partners.