Press Clip Source: NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security
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2020 WPSThis open letter, available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Russian, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 558 civil society organizations across 102 countries in advance of the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in October 2020. The letter calls on the UN and Member States to prioritize women’s participation and fully implement the WPS agenda.

Dear Ambassadors,

Twenty years ago, the architects of Resolution 1325 created history, not only by recognizing the brutal and disproportionate reality of conflict for women and girls around the world, but also by recognizing the importance of their equal participation in all aspects of peace and security. Yet reflecting on these founding principles of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, it is clear that while there has been some progress, these words have remained rhetoric rather than lived reality for the 264 million women and girls living in conflict across the globe.

Among the statements delivered by the over 138 women civil society leaders from 32 countries to the UN Security Council so far, women’s equal participation has been a central demand. You have heard accounts of how women in North Kivu demanded their right to participate in the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, only to be told that there were “only two parties in the conflict,” and that women were not one of them; from Afghan women calling on the international community to stand by them and ensure that their rights would not be traded away for a peace deal; and from Syrian, Yemeni and Sudanese women speaking in one voice about how no democratic future in their countries is possible without women’s equal participation. Women civil society have also called for greater inclusion and representation of all groups, including those most marginalized — for example, of ethnic communities across Myanmar; of Afro-descendant, Indigenous, rural and LBTIQ women in Colombia; and of Palestinian women, who have lived through the world’s longest occupation.

Their collective message has been clear: formal peace processes have systematically failed to include women, and in doing so, have replicated the inequality and discrimination that caused conflict and violence in the first place.

We have 20 years’ worth of evidence of the causes and consequences of gender inequality and women’s exclusion. Seventy-nine percent of armed conflicts have taken place in contexts with high levels of gender discrimination and research has repeatedly confirmed that gender inequality is a root cause of conflict. In addition, the consequences of excluding women in peace processes are equally evident in conflicts across the globe: the eight peace agreements in Central African Republic adopted in as many years and the nine peace initiatives adopted in Libya in the last five years both failed to meaningfully include women; both conflicts continue to deteriorate. We have seen similarly exclusionary processes in contexts like Haiti, Iraq and Somalia, leading to the same conclusion: processes that fail to include all members of society result in agreements that do not reflect their priorities and rights, setting the stage for future conflict.

The goal of the WPS agenda is sustainable peace and security for all people; preventing conflict and ensuring that peace lasts are therefore the very reasons for inclusivity and the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in all their diversity.

Full, equal and meaningful participation means direct, substantive and formal inclusion of diverse women so that they can influence the outcome of negotiations and other processes and their implementation. Participation without the ability to influence the outcome is not participation, it is observation. Ensuring meaningful participation requires dismantling systemic gender inequality and discrimination; addressing barriers to participation, including patriarchal structures, sexual and gender-based violence and lack of access to healthcare, and the inaccessibility of information about, communications within, and spaces where peace processes take place; and proactively ensuring that diverse women are included.

Women human rights defenders, especially women land and environmental defenders, peacebuilders and civil society today face increasing repression around the world — the killing of women activists in Colombia increased by almost 50% in the space of one year, and the well-documented and systematic repression of women who speak out against warring parties in countries like Yemen and Libya continues to be both a symptom and a leading cause of closing civic space in these contexts. Threats and attacks on human rights defenders and peacebuilders are unacceptable and serve as a deterrent to their participation and leadership, especially in contexts where women must already overcome cultural, political, economic or other barriers to entering public life. It is therefore essential that their integral, independent role in promoting human rights, preventing conflict and ensuring peace is recognized and defended.

On the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1325, we join our voices with those of women leaders and activists around the globe to reiterate the principle at the foundation of the WPS agenda — nothing less than the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in all aspects of peace and security.

We agree with Secretary-General Guterres that “women’s inequality should shame us all,” and welcome his commitment to “do everything in [his] power to make sure women are represented in all decision-making at the United Nations, including in peace processes.” As the international community takes its next steps to address new challenges to peace and security, including climate change and public health crises such as COVID-19, it is critical that all processes prioritize women’s participation. 

We urge all Member States, the UN and international leaders to commit their full political support to making women’s direct and formal participation a requirement in all UN-supported peace processes and take all possible steps to ensure women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in all peace and security processes.

Women’s direct and formal participation can be achieved by:

  • Prioritizing, resourcing and actively supporting the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in all their diversity in all aspects of peace and security, including conflict prevention efforts, peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements.
  • Grounding all peace and security policymaking, strategies and programs in international human rights and humanitarian law, including by guaranteeing the full scope of all women’s human rights in conflict-affected and humanitarian settings.
  • Preventing threats and violence against diverse women leaders, human rights defenders and peacebuilders, which can deter their future participation in peace and security processes, including by elevating their work and their role in promoting peace and human rights.
  • Holding all actors, including the UN and other relevant regional organizations, accountable for ensuring the direct participation of diverse women in all peace and political processes, from design to monitoring and implementation.

2020 has already been a year like no other, resonating with the calls of powerful social movements demanding racial justice and calling for deep, structural change to address the many inequalities laid bare by an unprecedented global pandemic. The world is changing and all international actors, including the Security Council and the UN, must change with it — now more than ever, exclusion of any kind is unacceptable, especially in matters of peace.

The road to sustainable peace and gender equality requires structural transformation, respect for human rights, collective responsibility and accountability, and inclusive, meaningful participation of conflict-affected communities. In October 2000, in advance of the adoption of Resolution 1325, feminist movements and advocates for women’s rights around the world called for recognition of the work done by women peacebuilders and for their equal right to participate in all peace processes, knowing that equal representation provides a critical foundation for achieving these goals. 20 years ago, this Council took a bold first step by adopting Resolution 1325. Today, we call on you to ensure that the agenda we have collectively built is implemented in full.

Sincerely,

  1. NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG) (Global)
  2. Amnesty International (AI) – United Kingdom, Global
  3. CARE International – Switzerland, Global
  4. Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) – United States, Global
  5. Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights (CGSHR) – United States, Global
  6. Cordaid – Netherlands, Global
  7. Global Justice Center (GJC) – United States, Global
  8. Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) – United States, Global
  9. Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) – Netherlands, Global
  10. Human Rights Watch (HRW) – United States, Global
  11. International Alert (IA) – United Kingdom, Global
  12. MADRE – United States, Global
  13. Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) – Canada, Global
  14. OutRight Action International – United States, Global
  15. Oxfam International – Global
  16. Refugees International (RI) – United States, Global
  17. Women Enabled International (WEI) – United States, Global
  18. Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) – Global
  19. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Global
  20. 1325 Network Finland – Finland
  21. 300 Women Voices for Development (300WOVD) – Cameroon
  22. منظمة أبعاد (ABAAD) – Lebanon
  23. ACT Alliance – Switzerland, Global
  24. ACT for SOCIETY Center (AfS) – Albania
  25. Action Against Hunger – United States, Global
  26. Action de Protection Mère et Enfant (APME asbl) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  27. Action des Volontaires pour la Solidarité et le Développement (AVSD) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  28. Action et Recherche sur les Operations de Paix au Mali (AROP Mali) – Mali
  29. Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) – United Kingdom
  30. Action pour la Lutte Contre l’Injustice Sociale (ALCIS) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  31. Action pour le Développement de l’Initiative Locale (ONG ADILO) – Mali
  32. ActionAid – South Africa, Global
  33. ActionAid Australia – Australia
  34. Actions Jeunes et Femmes pour le Développement Durable (AJFDD) – Mali
  35. Afghan Women Resource Center (AWRC) – Afghanistan
  36. Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) – Afghanistan, Global
  37. Afghanistan Justice Organization (AJO) – Afghanistan
  38. Africain Initiative for SDG (AI4SDG) – Burundi
  39. African Monitor – South Africa
  40. African Women 4 Empowerment e.V. (AW4E) – Germany
  41. African Women Leaders Network Liberia (AWLN Liberia) – Liberia
  42. Agence de Coopération et de Recherche pour le Développement au Burundi (ACORDBurundi) – Burundi
  43. Airwars – United Kingdom, Global
  44. Aleko Media Africa – Kenya
  45. Alliance congolaise pour les foyers et combustibles améliorés – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  46. Alliance des Femmes Leaders pour la Parité en Guinée (AFELPAG) – Guinea
  47. Alliance for Choice (A4C) – United Kingdom
  48. Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) – Cambodia
  49. Alliance For Women And Children Development (AWACD) – Liberia
  50. مؤسسة السناء لحقوق الانسان (Al-Sanaa Foundation for Human Rights) (ASFHR) – Iraq
  51. مركز الشام للدراسات الديمقراطية و حقوق الانسان (Al-Sham Center for Democratic Studies and Human Rights) – Syria
  52. Amani Women Network (AWN) – Kenya
  53. AMICA e.V. – Germany, Global
  54. AMICAALL – Eswatini
  55. AnaTaban Arts Initiative (AAI) – South Sudan
  56. Ansar-un-Nissa – India
  57. Apostolic Ministerial International Network – Ghana
  58. المعهد العربي لحقوق الإنسان – فرع لبنان (Arab Institute for Human Rights) (AIHR) – Lebanon
  59. Arab Women Network for Parity and Solidarity (AWPS) – Egypt
  60. جمعية النساء العربيات (Arab Women Organization of Jordan) (AWO) – Jordan
  61. ARTICLE 19 – United Kingdom, Global
  62. Благотворительный Фонд «Асаркьа» (Asarkya Charitable Foundation) – Georgia
  63. Asociacion de Mujeres Afrodescendiente del Norte del Cauca (ASOM) – Colombia
  64. Asociación de Trabajadoras del Hogar a Domicilio y de Maquila (ATRAHDOM) – Guatemala
  65. Assistance Mission for Africa (AMA) – South Sudan, Global
  66. Associacao Cabo-verdiana de luta contra violência Baseado no Gênero (ACLCVBG) – Cabo Verde
  67. Associação para a Cooperação sobre População e Desenvolvimento – P&D Factor – Portugal, Global
  68. Association Benkadi – Mali
  69. Association de Lutte Contre les Violences Sexuelles (ALUCOVIS) – Burundi
  70. Association Dea Dia (ADD) – Serbia
  71. Association des femmes africaines pour la recheche et le développement – Groupe du Mali (AFARD – Mali) – Mali
  72. Association des Jeunes Leaders du Niger (AJLN) – Niger
  73. Association Development by Young People (ADYP) – Burkina Faso
  74. Association du Développement et de la Promotion de Droit de l’Homme (ADPDH) – Mauritania
  75. Association en Terre Indigène (ETI) – France
  76. Association Femmes Leadership et Développement Durable (AFLED) – Mali
  77. Association for Farmers Rights Defense (AFRD Georgia) – Georgia, Global
  78. Association for Promotion Sustainable Development (APSD) – India
  79. Association for the Welfare of Women and Indigenous People (ASOWWIP) – Cameroon
  80. Association Herasun – Mali
  81. Association Najdeh (AN) – Lebanon
  82. Association national femmes en communication (FEC) – Algeria
  83. رابطة أمهات المختطفين (Association of Abductees Mothers) (AMA) – Yemen
  84. Association of War Affected Women (AWAW) – Sri Lanka
  85. Association of World Citizens (AWC) – France
  86. Association pour les Droits Sexuels (ADS) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  87. جمعية التواصل (Attawasul Association) – Libya
  88. Aurat Foundation – Pakistan
  89. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) – Australia
  90. مؤسسة اوام التنموية (Awam Foundation) – Yemen
  91. Badabon Sangho (BS) – Bangladesh
  92. Badael Foundation – Syria
  93. Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) – Bangladesh, Global
  94. Bella Foundation for Child and Maternal Care (BEFCAMC) – Nigeria
  95. Berghof Foundation (BF) – Germany
  96. Besme Group (BESME) – Lebanon, Global
  97. Bethany (BCS) – Colombia, Global
  98. Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC) – Nepal
  99. Botswana Gender Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre (BGBVC) – Botswana
  100. Building Blocks for Peace Foundation (BBFORPEACE) – Nigeria
  101. Burundian Women for Peace and Development (BWPD) – Burundi
  102. Cadire Cameroon Association (CADIRE) – Cameroon
  103. CAFOD – United Kingdom
  104. Cameroon Women’s Peace Movement (CAWOPEM) – Cameroon
  105. Cameroon Youth Economic Forum (CAMYEF) – Cameroon
  106. Canaan Project – Germany
  107. Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW-FCFDU) – Canada
  108. CARE Afghanistan – Afghanistan, Global
  109. CARE Burundi (CARE BDI) – Burundi, Global
  110. CARE Haiti – Haiti, Global
  111. CARE Perú – Perú, Global
  112. CARE Jordan – Jordan, Global
  113. Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) – Trinidad and Tobago
  114. Caritas Norway (CANO) – Norway
  115. Carole Doucet, Advisor and Consultant on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
  116. Caucus Women Politicians in the Arab Region (CWPAR)
  117. Cecilia Passaniti Mezzano, Research Assistant on Gender, Migration and Displacement Stream of the GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub, Middlesex University – United Kingdom
  118. Cedar Seed Foundation – Nigeria
  119. Center for Civil Society and Democracy (CCSD) – Syria
  120. Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) – United States, Global
  121. Center for Migration, Gender, and Justice (CMGJ) – Germany
  122. Center for Peace Education (CPE) – Philippines
  123. Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston (CWPPP) – United States
  124. Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) – United States, Global
  125. Center of International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights (CIHLHR) – Yemen
  126. Center to Assist and Protect Child Rights of Nepal (CAPCRON) – Nepal
  127. Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) – Germany
  128. Centre for Inclusive Governance, Peace and Justice (CIGPJ) – South Sudan
  129. Centre for Social Concern and Development (CESOCODE) – Malawi
  130. Centre for Social Education and Development (CSED) – India
  131. Centre for Social and Gender Research “New Life” – Ukraine
  132. Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics (LSE WPS) – United Kingdom
  133. Centro de Justicia y Paz (Cepaz) – Venezuela
  134. Centro Ecuatoriano de Desarrollo y Estudios Alternativos (CEDEAL) – Ecuador
  135. Centro Studi Difesa Civile (CSDC) – Italy
  136. cfd – The Feminist Peace Organisation (cfd) – Switzerland, Global
  137. Childhood’s Brilliance Organisation (CBO) – Iraq
  138. Children and Young People Living for Peace (CYPLP) – Nigeria
  139. Christian Aid (CA) – United Kingdom, Global
  140. CIVICUS – South Africa, Global
  141. Coalition for Action on 1325 (CoACT) – Uganda
  142. Collectif des Femmes Rurales pour le Développement (COFERD) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  143. Collectif pour le Développement Economique, Social et Culturel Intégré (CODESCI) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  144. Colombia Diversa – Colombia
  145. Comité Régional de Solidarité des Femmes por la Paix en Casamance/USOFORAL (CRSFPC/USOFORAL) – Senegal
  146. هيأة مشاركة المرأه فى صنع القرار (Committee to Support Women Participation in Decision Making) – Libya
  147. Community and Family Aid Foundation – Ghana
  148. Conciliation Resources (CR) – United Kingdom, Global
  149. Congregation of the Mission (CM) – United States, Global
  150. Congregations of St Joseph – United States, Global
  151. Conseil national de la jeunesse du Sénégal (CNJS) – Senegal
  152. Coordination Nationale des Associations des Jeunes pour la Lutte contre le Sida (CONAJELUS) – Chad
  153. Corporación de Apoyo a Comunidades Populaes (Codacop) – Colombia
  154. Corporación de Investigación y acción social y económica (CIASE) – Colombia
  155. Corporación Humanas Colombia – Colombia
  156. Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu) – United Kingdom
  157. Counselling Line for Women and Girls (CLWG) – Albania
  158. Crown the Woman-South Sudan (CREW) – South Sudan
  159. Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA) – Palestine
  160. Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University, Women’s and Gender Studies – United States
  161. Danish Knowledge Center for Gender, Equality and Diversity (KVINFO) – Denmark
  162. Dawlaty – Syria
  163. Deepti Bhuban (DB) – Bangladesh
  164. DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) (EHAHRDP) – Uganda
  165. Defis & Objectifs Centrafrique (DOC) – Central African Republic
  166. Democracy Development Center NGO (DDC) – Ukraine
  167. Democratic Solutions Organization (Demos) – Syria
  168. Denis Miki Foundation (DMF) – Cameroon
  169. Dianova – Spain, Global
  170. Dominican Leadership Conference (DLC) – United States
  171. DRCC Foundation – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  172. Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership – ICAN (DSAP/WASL/ICAN) – Tunisia
  173. DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung) – Germany, Global
  174. Dukingire Isi Yacu – Burundi
  175. Dynamique des femmes jurists (DFJ) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  176. Echoes of Women in Africa Initiatives (ECOWA) – Nigeria
  177. Equality Bahamas – Bahamas
  178. Equanimity Foundation (EQF) – United States, Global
  179. Equity Watch Initiative (E-WIN) – Nigeria
  180. Escola de Cultura de Pau (School for a Culture of Peace) (ECP) – Spain
  181. Etihad Peace Minorities Welfare Foundation – India
  182. EU-CORD – Belgium
  183. European Institute of Peace – EIP – Belgium, Global
  184. European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) – Belgium
  185. Eve Organization for Women Development – South Sudan
  186. Farmers and Herders Initiative for Peace and Development Africa (FHIPD Africa) – Nigeria
  187. Faudar Rural Educational Society for Harijans – India
  188. FeminismoINC – Venezuela
  189. Feminist Humanitarian Network (FHN) – Global
  190. Feminist Legal Clinic Inc. (FLC) – Australia
  191. Feministes Libre (FL) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  192. Femmes en Action Tosangana – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  193. Femmes et Droits Humains (F&DH) – Mali
  194. FIAN Colombia – Colombia, Global
  195. FIDA Cameroon (International Federation of Women Lawyers) – Cameroon
  196. FireCircle! – Trinidad and Tobago
  197. Fondation Millennia2025 Femmes et Innovation (Millennia2025) – Belgium, Global
  198. Fondazione Pangea Onlus (Pangea) – Italy, Global
  199. Fonds pour les femmes Congolaises (FFC) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  200. Food4Humanity Foundation (F4H) – Yemen
  201. Forum de la Femme Ménagère (FORFEM) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  202. ملتقي النساء المشاركات في السياسة بالمنطقة العربية (Forum for Women in Politics in the Arab Region) – Lebanon, Global
  203. Forum Social Sénégalais – Senegal
  204. Franciscans International (FI) – Switzerland
  205. Frauennetzwerk für Frieden e.V. (Women’s Network for Peace) – Germany
  206. FRI – The Norwegian Organisation for Sexual and Gender Diversity (FRI) – Norway, Global
  207. Frontiers for Peace and Development in Africa – Uganda
  208. Fundacion Arcoiris por el respeto a la diversidad sexual (FARDS) – Mexico
  209. Fundación Justicia y Genero – Costa Rica
  210. Fundación Mujer & Mujer (M&M) – Ecuador
  211. Fundación Unidas: Mujeres Construyendo Tejido Social (Fundación [email protected]) – Colombia
  212. Futures Without Violence – United States, Global
  213. Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA – United States
  214. Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) – United Kingdom
  215. Gender and Adolescence Initiative (GAI) – United Republic of Tanzania
  216. Gender and Development Action (GADA) – Nigeria
  217. Gender, Peace & Security – United Kingdom, Global
  218. الاتحاد العام لنقابات عمال ليبيا (General Federation of Libya Trade Unions) (GFLTU) – Libya
  219. Gestos – Brazil
  220. Ghana Centre for Education, Training & Research (Ghacetar NGO) – Ghana
  221. Ghasin Al-Zaiton Organization for Youth (G.Z.Y) – Iraq
  222. Girl, Peace & Security (GPS) – Indonesia
  223. Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights (GCENR) – United States, Global
  224. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) – United States, Global
  225. Global Health Justice and Governance (GHJG) – United States, Global
  226. Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF) – Ghana
  227. Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation (GSCDM) – Nepal, Global
  228. Global Youth Taskforce on Beijing 25 (Beijing25 Taskforce) – Global
  229. Graduate Women Wellington (GWW) – New Zealand
  230. Groupe Canada Pour l’Afrique (CPA-CFA) – Canada
  231. Groupe de Travail Femmes, Jeunes, Paix et Sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel (GTFJPS-AOS) – Sénégal
  232. GZO Peace Institute (GZOPI) – Philippines
  233. Health and Human Rights Info (HHRI) – Norway, Global
  234. HEKS/EPER Switzerland – Switzerland, Global
  235. Héritiers de la Justice (HJ) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  236. Hope Alert Network for Development and Local Empowerment (HANDLE) – Uganda
  237. Hope for Her Organization (HFHO) – South Sudan
  238. Hope Restoration South Sudan (HRSS) – South Sudan
  239. Hope Revival Organization (HRO) – Turkey
  240. Housing and Land Rights Network – Habitat International Coalition – United States, Global
  241. Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa (HRREC) – Canada, Global
  242. Human Health Aid in Burundi (HHA) – Burundi
  243. Human Rights Advocates (HRA) – United States
  244. Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) – Pakistan
  245. IANSA Women Network Nigeria (IANSAWNN) – Nigeria
  246. Ilula Orphan Program (IOP) – United Republic of Tanzania
  247. Impact: Center against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict (Impact) – Netherlands, Global
  248. Impunity Watch – Netherlands, Global
  249. Insight Public Organization (Insight) – Ukraine
  250. Inspiring Africa – Zimbabwe
  251. Institute for International Women’s Rights (IIWR-MB) – Canada
  252. International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law (IANGEL) – United States
  253. International Alliance of Women (IAW) – Greece, Global
  254. International Association World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) – Nigeria, Global
  255. International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion (ICWRSA) – United Kingdom, Global
  256. International Center for Policy and Conflict (ICPC) – Kenya
  257. International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ICERAS) – United Kingdom
  258. International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) – United States, Global
  259. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) – United Kingdom, Global
  260. International Planned Parenthood Western Hemisphere (IPPFWHR) – United States, Global
  261. International Presentation Association (IPA) – United States, Global
  262. International Rescue Committee (IRC) – United States, Global
  263. International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) – Switzerland, Global
  264. International Women’s Anthropology Conference (IWAC) – United States
  265. International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) – Australia, Global
  266. International Women’s Rights Project (IWRP) – Canada, Global
  267. Ipas – United States, Global
  268. جمعية الامل العراقية (Iraqi Al-Amal Association) (IAA) – Iraq
  269. Iraqi Journalists’ Rights’ Defense Association (IJRRD) – Iraq
  270. Iraqi Women Network (IWN) – Iraq
  271. Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) – United Kingdom, Global
  272. ISOKO Partners for Peace and Gender Equality (ISOKO PARTNERS) – United States, Global
  273. Itach Ma’aki Women Lawyers for Social Justice (Itach Ma’aki) – Israel
  274. Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS) – Italy
  275. James Blake, Journalist, Analyst and Advisor on international security, humanitarian crises and refugee and migration issues – United States
  276. Janroj Yilmaz Keles, Senior Research Fellow on Gender, Migration and Displacement Stream of the GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub, Middlesex University – United Kingdom
  277. Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development – India
  278. Joke Buringa, Political Analyst
  279. Jusoor Center for Studies and Development (Jusoor Libya) – Libya
  280. Justice Coalition of Religious (JCoR) – United States, Global
  281. KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation (KAFA) – Lebanon
  282. KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives (KAIROS Canada) – Canada
  283. Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) – Philippines
  284. KFUK-KFUM Global (YGLOBAL) – Norway, Global
  285. KFUK-KFUM (Yglobal Uganda) – Uganda, Global
  286. Kiverstein Institute (KI) – Israel
  287. Kırmızı Biber Derneği (KBD) – Turkey
  288. جمعية الحقوقيين الكويتية (Kuwait Legal Association) – Kuwait
  289. LakanBini Advocates Pilipinas (LKNBN) – Philippines
  290. Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP) -United States
  291. Legacy for African Women and Children Initiative (LAWANCI) – South Sudan
  292. Let There Be Light International – United States, Global
  293. LGBT Centre – Mongolia
  294. Kirsten Ainley, Associate Professorial Research Fellow, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
  295. Krasnodar LGBT social movement “REVERS” – Russia
  296. Professor Laura J. Shepherd, FHEA, ARC Future Fellow, Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub – United Kingdom
  297. Ligue pour la solidarité congolaise (LSC) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  298. LIM-Voice – Norway
  299. Local Capacities for Peace International (LCPI) – Kenya
  300. Madhok Foundation – India
  301. ОО “Мадина” (NGO Madina) – Tajikistan
  302. Make Mothers Matter (MMM) – France
  303. Malawi Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition (MWHRDC) – Malawi
  304. Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan (MW4WSS) – Canada, Global
  305. Marie Stopes International (MSI) – United Kingdom, Global
  306. Mario Gomez, Executive Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies – Sri Lanka
  307. Marguerite Helou, Expert on Gender, VAW in Lebanon and MENA – Lebanon
  308. MARTA Centre – Latvia
  309. Maruah – Singapore
  310. Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, Inc. – United States, Global
  311. منظمة مزايا النسائية (Mazaya Women Organization) – Syria
  312. medica mondiale e.V. (mm) – Germany
  313. Men’s Association for Gender Equality Sierra Leone (MAGE SL) – Sierra Leone
  314. MenEngage Alliance – United States, Global
  315. MenEngage RDC (MERDC) – Democratic Republic of the Congo, Global
  316. Mercy and Peace Creation (M&P Cre8) – Nigeria
  317. Midlands State University – Zimbabwe
  318. Millennium Environmental Organization of Nigeria – Nigeria
  319. Mongolian Women’s Fund – Mongolia
  320. Morogoro Saving the Poor Organization (MOSAPORG) – United Republic of Tanzania
  321. Movement of Women and Girls for Peace and Security in Burundi (MFFPS) – Canada, Global
  322. Mukomeze Foundation (Mukomeze) – Netherlands
  323. Murna Foundation (MF) – Nigeria
  324. بيتي أنا بيتك (My Home is Your Home) – Syria
  325. Nassawiyat – Morocco
  326. منظمة نتاج لتنمية قدرات المراة (Nataj Organization for Capacity Development of Women) (Nataj) – Libya
  327. National Alliance of Women Lawyers (NAWL) – South Sudan
  328. National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (UK) (NAWO (UK)) – United Kingdom
  329. National Campaign for Sustainable Development Nepal (NACASUD Nepal) – Nepal
  330. National Center for Development Cooperation (CNCD-11.11.11) – Belgium
  331. National Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of Liberia (NACCSOL) – Liberia
  332. National Council of Jewish Women Australia (NCJWA) – Australia
  333. National Council of Women, New Zealand (NCWNZ) – New Zealand
  334. National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN) – Nepal, Global
  335. National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF) – Nepal, Global
  336. نظرة للدراسات النسوية (Nazra for Feminist Studies) – Egypt
  337. مؤسسة نداء للتنمية الانسانية (Nida Foundation for Human Development) – Yemen
  338. Nonviolent Peaceforce – United States, Global
  339. Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform (NIWEP) – United Kingdom
  340. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) – Norway
  341. Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) – Norway, Global
  342. Observatoire du Sahara pour la Paix, la Démocratie et les Droits de l’Homme (OSPDH) – Morocco
  343. ODRI Intersectional Rights (ODRI) – Perú, Global
  344. Ohaha Family Foundation (Ohaha) – Nigeria
  345. One Nation Under God (ONUG-PWANI) – Kenya
  346. ONG ADOKA – Côte d’Ivoire
  347. Operation 1325 – Sweden
  348. OurCause (OC) – Canada, Global
  349. PA Women’s Organization Alga (PA Alga) – Kyrgyzstan
  350. PAI – United States, Global
  351. المركز الفلسطيني للاتصال والسياسات التنموية (Palestinian Center for Communication and Development Strategies) (PCCDS) – Palestine
  352. الائتلاف النسوي لتطبيق القرار1325 (Palestinian NGO Coalition on 1325) – Palestine
  353. Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) – Palestine
  354. Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan Inc (National Rural Women Coalition) (PKKK) – Philippines
  355. Paramount Young Women Initiative (PAYOWI) – Liberia
  356. Parlement des Jeunes Leaders de la Société Civile Guinéenne (PAJELESCG) – Guinea
  357. Partners West Africa (PWA-Sénégal) – Senegal
  358. Partnership for Peace and Security (PfPS) – Kenya
  359. Pathways for Women’s Empowerment and Development (PaWED) – Cameroon
  360. PAX – Netherlands, Global
  361. Peace Action Centre (PAC) – Guinea, Global
  362. منتدى المحبة والسلام للطلبة والشباب (Peace and Love Forum for Students and Youth) – Iraq
  363. Peace Direct (PD) – United Kingdom, Global
  364. Peace Movement Aotearoa – New Zealand
  365. Peace Track Initiative (PTI) – Canada, Global
  366. Permanent Peace Movement (PPM) – Lebanon, Global
  367. Plan International – United States, Global
  368. Plataforma CIPÓ (CIPÓ) – Brazil
  369. Plateforme des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance (PFPC) – Senegal, Global
  370. Positive Men’s Union (POMU) – Uganda
  371. الجمعية المهنية للنساء القانونيات (Professional Association of Legal Women) – Armenia
  372. Progressive Voice – Myanmar
  373. Promundo-US – United States, Global
  374. Prosecute; don’t perpetrate – Australia
  375. Quhramaana Kakar, Founding Director of Women for Peace and Participation and Senior Strategic Advisor for Women Mediators across the Commonwealth Network
  376. Radha Paudel Foundation (RPF) – Nepal, Global
  377. Radio Souriat – Syria
  378. Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc (RYVSLU) – Saint Lucia
  379. Rana Khalaf, Researcher and Consultant – Syria
  380. Reach Out Cameroon (ROC) – Cameroon
  381. Red de Mujeres y Hombres por una Opinión Pública con Perspectiva de Género en Campeche AC (REDMYH AC) – Mexico
  382. Red Latinoamerica de Organizaciones no Gubernamentales de Personas con Discapacidad y sus Familias (Riadis) – Ecuador, Global
  383. Red por los derechos sexuales y reproductivos en México (ddeser) – Mexico, Global
  384. Red Temática de la Diversidad Sexual LGBTIQACDPM+ de Nicaragua (RTDSLGBTIQ) – Nicaragua
  385. Regional Centre for International Development Cooperation (RCIDC) – Uganda
  386. Repsfeco – Sénégal
  387. Réseau Femme et Développement (REFED) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  388. Réseau Genre et Droits de la Femme (GEDROFE) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  389. Réseau Ouest africain des Défenseurs des Droits Humains (West African Human Rights Defenders’ Network) (ROADDH/WAHRDN)
  390. Réseau Ouest Africain des Jeunes Femmes Leaders de Côte d’Ivoire (ROAJELF-CI) – Côte d’Ivoire
  391. Réseau Paix et Sécurité des Femmes de la CEDEAO (Repsfecoci) – Côte d’Ivoire
  392. Réseau Ressources Naturelles (RRN) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  393. Réseau SOS Équilibre – Senegal
  394. Rien Sans les Femmes (RSLF) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  395. Rights for Peace (RfP) – United Kingdom
  396. Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI-South Sudan) – South Sudan
  397. Rutgers – Netherlands
  398. RW Welfare Society (RWWSBD) – Bangladesh
  399. Safe Space – Yemen
  400. Saferworld – United Kingdom, Global
  401. Sam for Peace and Human Rights Initiative (SPHR) – Yemen
  402. SAMYAK – India
  403. Santhi Medical Information Centre (SMIC) – India
  404. منظمة سواسية لحقوق الإنسان (Sawasia Organization for Human Rights) (SO4HR) – Yemen
  405. SecurityWomen – United Kingdom
  406. Shifting the Power Coalition – Pacific (STP Coalition)
  407. Shirakat – Partnership for Development (Shirakat) – Pakistan
  408. Shoura for Building National Consensus (ShouraBNC) – Jordan
  409. Siren – Protectors of the Rainforest, Inc (SIRENPROTECT) – United States, Global
  410. Sisters of Charity Federation – United States, Global
  411. Sisters Trust Canada (STC) – Canada
  412. Social Transformative Action Network for Development (STAND) – Sri Lanka
  413. Society for Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (SEEED) – Nigeria, Global
  414. Society for Orphan, Neglected and Youths (SONY) – India
  415. Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP) – Nigeria
  416. Solar Health Uganda (SHU) – Uganda
  417. Solidarité Active (SA) – Senegal
  418. Solidarité Féminine pour la Paix et le Développement Integral (SOFEPADI) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  419. Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC) – Somalia
  420. Soroptimist International (SI) – United Kingdom, Global
  421. South Sudan Women’s Coalition for Peace (SSWCP) – South Sudan
  422. التكتل النسوي الجنوبي (Southern Feminist Bloc) – Yemen
  423. Southwest Native Cultures (SWNC) – United States, Global
  424. Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice (SLC) – United Kingdom
  425. Star Children Development Initiative – Nigeria
  426. Stara Volyn Sustainable Development Found (SVSDF) – Ukraine
  427. Stefanus Alliance International – Norway, Global
  428. Stichting Umoja ni Nguvu – Netherlands
  429. Success Capital Organisation – Botswana
  430. Support for Women in Governance Organization (SWIGO) – South Sudan
  431. Swedish Women’s Lobby (SWL) – Sweden
  432. Synergie des femmes pour les victimes de violences sexuelles (SFVS-RDC ) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  433. Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) – United States, Global
  434. المركز السوري للإعلام وحرية التعبير (Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression) (SCM) – France
  435. المنصة المدنية السورية (Syrian Civic Platform) – Syria
  436. Syrian Female Journalists Network (SFJN) – Syria
  437. التجمع النسوي السوري (Syrian Feminist Society) (SFS) – Syria
  438. الرابطة السورية للمواطنة (Syrian League for Citizenship) (SL4C) – Syria
  439. رابطة النساء السوريات (Syrian Women League) (SWL) – Lebanon
  440. الحركة السياسية النسوية السورية (Syrian Women’s Political Movement) (SWPM) – Syria, Global
  441. مركز تفوق الإستشاري للتنمية (Tafawuq Consulting Center for Development) – Bahrain
  442. Tanggol Bayi – Philippines
  443. Terre des Femmes e.V. – Germany
  444. Tetratech International – Kenya
  445. The Awakening – Pakistan
  446. The Gender Agency – Australia
  447. The Gender Security Project (GSP) – India
  448. The Jo Cox Foundation – United Kingdom
  449. The Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (KRCT) – Kosovo
  450. The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation – Sweden, Global
  451. The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy-MIFTAH (MIFTAH) – Palestine
  452. The Power of Equality – Russia
  453. The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) – Sweden
  454. The Well Health Company (TWHC) – South Africa, Global
  455. The WomanStats Project – United States, Global
  456. Theresa de Langis, Independent Scholar, Researcher and Practitioner on gender and armed conflict and feminist security studies – United States
  457. Titi Foundation (TF) – South Sudan
  458. مؤسسة أكون للحقوق والحريات (To be Foundation) (TOBEF) – Yemen
  459. Tremendas – Chile, Global
  460. Tripla Difesa Onlus (G.I.N.V.) – Italy
  461. Tumainiel Mangi Child Watch – United Republic of Tanzania
  462. الجمعية التونسية للنساء الديمقراطيات (Tunisian Association of Democratic Women) (ATFD) – Tunisia
  463. UKPAC (UKPAC SIGBI) – United Kingdom, Global
  464. منظمة أور لثقافة المرإة والطفل (Ur Organization for the Culture of Women and Children) – Iraq
  465. UN Women Aotearoa – New Zealand, Global
  466. UN Women Germany – Germany, Global
  467. Unanima International – United States, Global
  468. Undivided: Women, War & The Battle for Peace (UWWBP) – United States
  469. UNIKS Sénégal – Senegal
  470. Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) – United States
  471. United Against Inhumanity (UAI) – France, Global
  472. United Children Integrated Development Action Uganda (UNCIDA) – Uganda
  473. United Methodist Church-General Board of Church and Society (UMC-GBCS) – United States, Global
  474. United Nations Association of Sweden (UNA Sweden) – Sweden, Global
  475. Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA) – Colombia
  476. Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative, University of Denver (IGLI) – United States
  477. University Youth Foundation for Development (UYFD) – Yemen
  478. Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF) – United States, Global
  479. أورنمو للعدالة وحقوق الإنسان (Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights) – Syria
  480. Vanuatu Young Women for Change (VYWC) – Vanuatu
  481. Venezolanas Globales – Venezuela, Global
  482. Visionary Foundation Pakistan (VFP) – Pakistan
  483. VIVAT International – United States, Global
  484. Vrouwen voor Vrede op de Molukken (VvVM) – Netherlands
  485. مركز وشم لدراسات المرأة (Washm Women Studies Center) (WcWs) – Libya
  486. West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) – Nigeria
  487. Wi’am, Palestinian Conflict Transformation Center (Wi’am) – Palestine
  488. WIDE Austria – Austria
  489. WIDE+ – Belgium
  490. Widows for Peace through Democracy (WPD) – United Kingdom, Global
  491. WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform (WO=MEN) – Netherlands
  492. Women Action for and with Society (WAS) – South Sudan
  493. Women Advocacy & Development Initiative (WADI) – Sudan
  494. نساء ضد العنف (Women Against Violence) (WAVO) – Israel
  495. Women Against Violence and Expediency Handling Initiative (WAVEHI) – Nigeria
  496. Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) – Afghanistan
  497. Women and Modern World Social Charitable Center (CWMW) – Azerbaijan, Global
  498. Women Deliver – United States, Global
  499. Women Education Development Organization of Liberia (WEDOL) – Liberia
  500. Women Empowerment Against Poverty of Nepal – Nepal
  501. Women Empowerment Centre South Sudan (WECSS) – South Sudan
  502. Women Empowerment Network (WEN) – Liberia
  503. Women Engaged in Action on 1325 (WE ACT 1325) – Philippines
  504. Women for Afghan Women (WAW) – United States, Global
  505. Women for Lebanon (WNLB) – Lebanon
  506. Women for Peace in the World (W4PW) – Democratic Republic of the Congo, Global
  507. Women for Women International (WfWI) – United States, Global
  508. Women in Humanitarian Response in Nigeria Initiative Network (WIHRINI) – Nigeria
  509. Women in International Security (WIIS) – United States, Global
  510. Women Inspiring Women (WIW) – Philippines
  511. Women Now for Development (WND) – Syria
  512. Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) – United States, Global
  513. Women Problems Research Union (WPRU) – Azerbaijan
  514. وحدة دعم وتمكين المرأة (Women Support Unit) (WSU) – Syria
  515. Women with Disability Self Reliance Foundation (WWDSRF) – Nigeria
  516. Women Working Group (WWG) – Indonesia, Global
  517. Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) – United States
  518. Women’s Action for Self-Empowerment (Wase Africa) – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  519. المجموعة الاستشارية النسوية لممثلة الامين العام للامم المتحدة في العراق (Women’s Advisory Group for the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq) (WAG) – Iraq, Global
  520. Women’s Center for Guidance and Legal Awareness (WCGLA) – Egypt, Global
  521. Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling – Palestine
  522. Women’s Council Denmark – Denmark
  523. Women’s Humanitarian Organization (PWHO) – Lebanon
  524. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Australia (WILPF Australia) – Australia
  525. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Burkina Faso (WILPF Burkina Faso) – Burkina Faso
  526. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Aotearoa (WILPF Aotearoa) – New Zealand
  527. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Centrafrique (WILPF-RCA) – Central African Republic
  528. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Denmark (WILPF Denmark) – Denmark
  529. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Lebanon (WILPF-LB) – Lebanon
  530. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Norway (WILPF Norway) – Norway
  531. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Sénégal (WILPF SG) – Senegal
  532. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Spain (WILPF España) – Spain
  533. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Togo (WILPF Togo) – Togo
  534. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, United Kingdom (WILPF UK) – United Kingdom
  535. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Ghana (WILPF Ghana) – Ghana
  536. Women’s International Peace Centre – Uganda, Global
  537. Women’s Rights Center – Montenegro
  538. Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) – Switzerland, GLobal
  539. Women’s Right to Education Programme (WREP) – Nigeria
  540. Women’s Rights and Health Project (WRAHP) – Nigeria
  541. Women4nonviolence (W4NV) – Norway, Global
  542. Women4Yemen Network – Yemen
  543. World Council of Churches (WCC) – Switzerland, Global
  544. World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy (WFM/IGP) – United States
  545. World Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC) – Canada, Global
  546. Women’s UN Report Network (WUNRN) – United States, Global
  547. مركز اليمن لدراسات حقوق الانسان (Yemen Center for Human Rights Studies) (YCHRS) – Yemen
  548. اتحاد نساء اليمن (Yemen Women Union) – Yemen
  549. Young Women Advocacy for Inclusion (YWAI) – South Sudan, Global
  550. Young Women’s Christian Association of Bangladesh (YWCA Bangladesh) – Bangladesh
  551. Young Women’s Christian Association of Palestine (YWCA Palestine) – Palestine
  552. Youth and Women for Development (YWD) – Uganda
  553. Youth and Women for Opportunities Uganda – Uganda
  554. Youth Association for Development (YAD Pakistan) – Pakistan
  555. Youth for Environment Education and Development Foundation (YFEED Foundation) – Nepal
  556. Youth in Technology Arts Network (YOTAN) – Liberia
  557. Youth Voice Network of Organizations (YVNO) – Albania
  558. Zakho Small Villages Projects (ZSVP) – Iraq
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