Our Funding Board decided on a longlist of eligible countries based on the peace and security and humanitarian situation, the potential added value of the WPHF and the needs of civil society organizations on the ground.
The Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund is looking to rapidly mobilize much-needed resources to support women's organizations and the United Nations in Bangladesh to address urgent challenges facing Rohingya refugee women.
In the Central African Republic, the WPHF aims to empower CSOs to promote gender inclusion in local peacebuilding initiatives, help accelerate economic recovery, and contribute to women and girls’ resilience and leadership in order to help facilitate the country’s social cohesion and political stability.
In Haiti, the WPHF aims to support CSOs to reinforce protection of women and girls’ human rights, empowering them to engage in the design of activities and services to ensure their safety, physical and mental health and facilitation of economic recovery.
In Liberia, the WPHF aims to address strengthen the capacity of women’s organizations to contribute to key peacebuilding processes.
In Malawi, the WPHF aims to establish and support grassroots women’s civil society networks with enhanced capacities to advocate, initiate and participate in gender sensitive humanitarian action within disaster-affected areas and refugee/IDP camps, prioritizing skills transfers and resilience building for lost livelihoods.
The WPHF aims to fund civil society actors from ethnic women’s organizations and broad-based civil society peace forums, providing critical platforms where women can effectively influence their country’s peacebuilding agenda.
In Nigeria, the WPHF aims to support CSOs to strengthen local women’s involvement in conflict prevention, improve policy coherence and coordination between key actors, and enhance women’s meaningful participation in decision making at all levels of the country’s peace and security sector.
In Palestine, the WPHF aims to increase the participation of women in political decision making, give voice to their protection concerns, address and prevent some of the root causes of their vulnerability to violence and build their leadership and resilience in local communities.
In Papua New Guinea, the WPHF aims to provide assistance for women’s CSOs to advocate for the implementation of a comprehensive Women, Peace and Security Action Plan to respond to the urgent needs of the Highlands region.
In Somalia, the WPHF aims to strengthen the capacity of women’s organizations to identify and respond to threats by establishing networks, early-warning systems and mechanisms that offer opportunities for dialogue and peaceful engagement.
In South Sudan, the WPHF aims to support CSOs to break down barriers to women’s effective participation in peacebuilding programs.
In Sri Lanka, the WPHF aims to provide timely investment to empower and scale up women’s CSO engagement in leadership, peacebuilding, security and mobilization of women and girls—particularly from minority groups.
In Uganda, the WPHF aims to empower CSOs to facilitate the creation of an enabling environment that supports favorable attitudes and spaces for women’s participation and leadership.