The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) bridges the gap between policy discussions and implementation and action on the ground on women, peace and security issues.
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, a program partner of the International Civil society Action network (ICAN) is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Europe and Latin America that are directly involved in advocacy and action for the full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 (1888, 1889) on Women, Peace and Security at the local, national, regional and international levels.
The network consolidates and strengthens efforts in bridging the gap between policy discussions at the international level and action for policy implementation on the ground. It is a platform that enables members to share information, experiences and strategies in ways that enhance both their individual and collective outreach and impact.
GNWP is involved in a number of programs and initiatives around the world on the implementation of UNSCR 1325, 1820 and the supporting resolutions. Following are some highlights of the impact and results achieved under its specific programs.
Inspiring Locally, Implementing Globally: Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820
The Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 program engages key local actors in the implementation of UNSCR1325, 1820 and the supporting resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in local communities.
The program was cited in the UN Secretary General’s 2012 report on WPS as an important strategy that promotes implementation at sub-national and regional levels, as well as an effort to integrate WPS commitments to legislation, policy-making and planning processes.
It has set in motion actual implementation of UNSCR 1325 in several countries where the program is operational, shifting the focus from mere discussion to concrete action.
This program is being implemented in Burundi, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal, Philippines, Sierra Leone and Uganda, though its recognition as a best example of UNSCR 1325 implementation paves the way for possible replication in other countries.
We have over 70 member organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.