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.
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 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 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.
WPHF will support local organizations and activists in Venezuela mobilizing to mainstream gender in humanitarian planning and programming and increase women’s participation in peacebuilding and recovery.