Commitment to Action

Reclaiming Peace & Genuine Security for Women Worldwide

Commitment by

Global Fund for Women

In 2009, the Global Fund for Women committed to double its funding over 5 years, infusing over $30 million into women-led movements that advance human rights and gender equality. Its special initiative, 'Reclaiming Peace and Genuine Security: Women Dismantling Militarism,' will channel at least $10 million to support strategic public education and advocacy activities and grants. The initiative aimed to resist armed conflict through material assistance, communications capacity, temporary shelter, security (especially for IDPs, unaccompanied girls, and female members of minority populations), and short-term advocacy to end overt violence. Another aim was to reclaim human dignity and women's rights through efforts to ensure accountability under UN Resolutions 1325 and 1820, initiatives to prepare women to participate in peace negotiations, and advocacy to halt the arms flows and to arrange safe disposition of arms during DDR processes. Moreover, the initiative intended to restore peace through strategic partnerships in the U.S. and abroad to further advocacy and social movement-building involving women peace activists; this includes funding to ensure the safety of women peace activists and human rights defenders.

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Commitment

Reclaiming Peace & Genuine Security for Women Worldwide

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$3,196,940

Region

Asia, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

ARMENIA, AZERBAIJAN, BURUNDI, CHAD, CHILE, COLOMBIA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, GEORGIA, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS

Commitment by

Global Fund for Women