The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security addresses the “disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women,” and calls for women’s active participation in conflict prevention, resolution, and peacebuilding. Women and girls are exposed to heightened risk both during and after conflict, such as violence, including sexual violence, trafficking, lack of essential services such as healthcare, displacement, and the loss of livelihood, which reinforce prior discrimination, such as unequal access to property rights, or education. But women are not just victims. They are important members of civil society and opposition groups, and their participation in conflict resolution is essential for an equitable and comprehensive solution.
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is a coalition of women’s groups and civil society organizations from around the world, particularly from conflict-affected areas, who are actively involved in realizing the Security Council resolutions on women, peace, and security. Their mission is to bridge the gap between policy discussions and implementation. GNWP engages in capacity building, public advocacy, research and monitoring, and the strengthening of institutions. In other words, they aim to amplify the voice of women’s groups, hold nations accountable for human rights, and demonstrate the impact of female participation in post-conflict resolution.
PeaceGeeks’ partnership with GNWP yielded a new website capable of connecting members, enhancing the organization’s message, appealing to visitors, and attracting new members, partners, and donors. GNWP are better able to feature information about their member organizations, many of whom have no web presence at all. Their new site has also allowed them to improve their recruitment process. The entire team at GNWP has been trained on website management, so everyone can manage and update the site with recent news, negotiations, resources, and innovative research.
A dynamic and interactive website is enabling the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders to showcase the work of the network, including the various joint programs we carry with our members at national and regional level. It is also allowing the coordinating team to share with its members and partners information on the continuing advocacy work on women peace and security that the network undertakes at global level in New York.
- Logo design
- Website hosting and deployment
Magdi Rizkallah - Projects Director - Lan Yan - Graphic Designer - Ron Boaz - Projects Manager
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders Contributors
Helena Gronberg - Program Officer - Eleonore Veillet Chowdhury - Program Officer - Subashini Perumal - Intern - Lea Valenti