WPS-HA Compact Board Member – the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) and Catalytic Members – Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), along with Kvinna till Kvinna and MADRE supported by UN Women and Member States partnered to hold a multi-stakeholder dialogues series on Innovative Solutions for Feminist Financing for Peacebuilding based on the background paper Fund Us Like You Want Us to Win: Feminist Solutions for more Impactful Financing for Peacebuilding.
The dialogue series resulted in the Outcome Document from the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues Series on Innovative Solutions for Feminist Financing for Peacebuilding.
The lack of quality financing for peacebuilding is a major challenge to sustainable peace. Quality financing is adequate, flexible, predictable, and sustainable financial mechanisms for local women peacebuilders who are the first responders to crises and best positioned to advance sustainable peace in their communities. Improving resources available to diverse women peacebuilders is critical in our current political context where the global economy continues to grapple with economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, as well as ongoing crises and conflicts. However, despite their crucial role in achieving inclusive and sustainable peace, women-led peacebuilding organizations and networks consistently lack access to adequate financing.
This outcome document from the multi-stakeholder dialogues series on innovative solutions for feminist financing for peacebuilding outlines five key priorities moving forward:
- Ensuring that peacebuilding financing is feminist
- Increasing the quantity and quality of financing for women peacebuilders
- Building relationships of trust between donors and women peacebuilders
- Earmarking peacebuilding allocations across the peace-development-humanitarian nexus (the Triple Nexus)
- Promoting coordination among existing donors and funding mechanisms.