Women and peace organisations
Table of Contents
- 1 Amnesty International
- 2 Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
- 3 Code Pink
- 4 Femmes Africa Solidarité
- 5 Global Justice Center
- 6 Human Rights Watch
- 7 Nobel Women’s Initiative
- 8 The Institute for Inclusive Security
- 9 Women for International Peace and Arbitration
- 10 Women for Peace
- 11 Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
- 12 Women in International Security
- 13 Women’s Learning Partnership
- 14 Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
- 15 See also
A Nobel-peace winning organisation, Amnesty International has been working to end grave abuses of human rights and campaigning for the protection of human rights for all. Through Stop Violence Against Women, Amnesty International has been campaigning to end violence against women in times of armed conflict and peace.
Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
Established in 2002, the Consortium is an organisation devoted to building knowledge about gender, armed conflict, and security in order to integrate the study of gender and of women into work on human rights, security, and armed conflict. By bridging the gap between research and practice, the Consortium seeks to create a world free of armed conflict and to bring sustainable peace.
Since 2002, Codepink- named based on Bush Administration’s color-coded homeland security alerts – has been working on ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stopping new wars, and redirecting resources into social issues, such as healthcare and education. Codepink calls for peaceful foreign policies based on diplomacy and international law, instead of domination, for a non-violent world.
Femmes Africa Solidarité
Created in 1996, Femmes Africa Solidarité seeks to foster and promote the inclusion of women in conflict prevention in Africa, including conflict prevention, management and resolution. FAS works for the empowerment of women to foster leadership capabilities critical for equal participation in decision-making.
Global Justice Center
The Global Justice Center seeks to enforce women’s rights to equality in political representation and transitional justice processes. The Center trains leaders and policymakers in the affirmative use of women’s rights to develop representative democracies.
Human Rights Watch
The Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch fights against the dehumanization and marginalization of women. The organisation is dedicated to protecting and defending human rights by publishing reports on human rights conditions around the world.
Nobel Women’s Initiative
Established in 2006 by Nobel Peace Laureates, the six founders, all of them women, have used the visibility of the Nobel prize to promote the work of women’s rights researchers, activists, and organizations that seek to target the root causes of violence. The Nobel Women’s Initiative strive to develop a peaceful world free from all forms of violence and committed to equality and justice.
The Institute for Inclusive Security
A project of Hunt Alternative Fund, the Institute promotes the inclusion of women in peace processes through research, training and advocacy. The Institute includes The Women Waging Peace Network, a network of more than 1,000 women peacemakers around the world which allows these women to connect with each other.
Women for International Peace and Arbitration
WIPA promotes the ideal of peaceful methods of conflict resolution, including mediation and consultation. It believes that women play a vital role in developing peace and that lasting peace can be achieved when women participate.
Women for Peace
Women for Peace aims to redirect the United States’ military expenditures to education, housing, health care, and environment preservation. Established in 1961 to demand the banning of above ground nuclear tests, the organization is now dedicated to international nuclear disarmament.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Established in 1915 – making it the oldest women’s organization- WILPF is divided into national sections with an international secretariat based in Geneva. The office in New York focuses on the work of the United Nations, mainly through PeaceWomen Project, which monitors the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and promotes the inclusion of women in peace making processes.
Women in International Security
A project of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University, WISS seeks to advance women’s leadership in the international peace and security field by creating a global network of women in these fields.
Women’s Learning Partnership
By building networks between 18 partner organizations, WLP seeks to increase the number of women with leadership roles and in decision-making roles in the family, community, and national levels. WLP believes that partnerships allow the sharing of skills and strategies necessary to empower women to transform their societies
Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
Formed in 2000, the NGOWG focuses on the implementation of Security Council resolutions addressing Women, Peace and Security. The NGOWG advocates for equal and full participation of women in peace and security efforts by serving as a bridge between local women’s advocates and the United Nations.