Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)


Since the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325, remarkable normative progress has been made at the global, regional, and national levels to further advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. There is increasing recognition of the need to place women agencies at the center of the transition from crisis to sustainable development in order to offer enormous potential for leveraging transformative change. Women’s meaningful participation in peace processes increases the likelihood of sustaining peace agreements. Women can play a crucial role in conflict prevention (including prevention of violent extremism and radicalization), and bridging divisions across communities. Research shows that women can greatly facilitate mediation efforts and peace negotiations by opening new avenues for dialogue between different factions. Furthermore, women’s active participation in economic re-vitalization makes peacebuilding and recovery efforts more sustainable.

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Geographic coverage: Iraq
Resource type(s): Briefs
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