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Global: Institutional Funding is Key for the Survival & Impact of Women’s Organizations on the Front Lines, New WPHF-Spotlight Initiative Brief Highlights

(New York) – The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) – together with the EU-supported Spotlight Initiative – released a new policy brief on the critical importance of…

Global: Launch of New Funding Tool Scales Up Support for Women Human Rights Defenders, Peace Activists on the Front Lines

(New York) – The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) – together with Norway, Germany, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the…

Global: Call for Interest for New Civil Society Members, Join the WPHF Board

The civil society members of the WPHF Funding Board are seeking two international/ regional civil society organisations to join the board for the following two-year term 2022-2024. Self-nominations from organisations…

Global: New Survey Findings Highlight Needs of Local Women’s Organizations that Respond to Crises, Build Peace

(New York) – This week the United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) released the findings of its annual Civil Society Organization Survey on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian…

United Nations: Corporations, Celebrities Join WPHF Call for Action, Support 1,000 Women Leaders on the Frontlines

(New York) – The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) announced the launch of a new campaign today to accelerate support for local women peacebuilders and humanitarian responders…

Global: New Network Accelerates Action for Women in Forced Displacement

(New York) – The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in partnership with the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), established a new global action Network to…

Global: Dismantling Barriers to Women’s Participation in Peace Processes, WPHF Launches New Rapid Financing Tool

(New York) – The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) – together with UN, government and civil society partners – launched on Thursday a new financing mechanism to urgently accelerate women’s influence…

Global: Call for Interest for Civil Society Organizations, Join the Board of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

WPHF civil society board members are calling on all interested NGOs to apply for a seat on the WPHF funding board for the 2021-2022 term. Composed of representatives from donors,…

Global: Supporting Women’s Influence & Participation in Peace Processes, WPHF Unveils New Rapid Financing Mechanism

(New York) – The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) announced this week the soft launch of a new financing mechanism to accelerate women’s influence and participation in peace processes,…

Global: Delivering lifeline support to women’s and grassroots organizations for COVID-19 response

(New York) – In addition to the dramatic health crisis, the COVID-19 global pandemic has presented grave new threats to the critical work and very existence of local civil society…