Supporting Women's Influence & Participation in Peace Processes & the Implementation of Peace Agreements

The Rapid Response Window on Women's Participation in Peace Processes

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Women-led civil society organizations are essential actors in peace processes. Their influence leads to broadened dialogue, stronger peace agreements and higher implementation rates of agreement provisions.

Women have a right to meaningful participation, yet they remain significantly underrepresented in peace processes worldwide.

The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund has launched a new Rapid Response Window (RRW) to address the funding gap on women’s participation in peace processes.

The WPHF RRW provides financing for strategic and urgent initiatives that support the participation of women peacebuilders and women’s civil society organizations in national, subnational and international peace processes. This new funding mechanism is open to peace processes in all ODA eligible countries, including non WPHF-eligible countries.

The WPHF RRW has two primary funding streams:

Funding Stream 1: Direct Support (currently open for applications) – the RRW finances activities or services directly to ensure women’s access and influence. This could include travel arrangements, access for persons living with disabilities, language support, expert advisory support, etc.

Funding Stream 2: Short-term Grants (currently closed) – the RRW works with a range of partners to deliver rapid grants (6 months maximum) for projects that address diverse barriers to women’s influence and participation in peace processes or the implementation of a peace agreement.

Apply for support today

Are you part of a civil society organization requiring urgently-needed support to enhance women’s influence and participation in a current peace process?

Download the Application Materials & Apply

Email your application and any questions to WPHF-RRW@unwomen.org.

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Please note: only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by WPHF. Shortlisted applicants can expect to hear about next steps within 10 working days. There is no Application deadline. The RRW is demand driven and accepts submissions on a rolling basis.

Are you applying for direct support to access or enhance women’s participation in a peace process? Learn more by joining our next information session. Register here today.