Decisions and Payments
Project grants 2018
The FBA grants 8 200 000 SEK to six actors who conduct projects promoting the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security during 2018.
For the 2018 application round, a total of 132 applications were received, summing up a value that exceeds 237 000 000 SEK. This is the largest amount of applications ever received during one application round. Applications for funding for activities promoting the equal participation of women in peace and security processes, as well as activities aiming to support capacity building of women’s organizations in conflict and post-conflict countries, have been prioritized.
The following six projects will be granted funds from the FBA.
Conciliation Resources: 1 500 000 SEK
The funds will finance the project “Increasing participation of internally displaced, refugee and grassroots women in peacebuilding in South Sudan”, aiming to promote meaningful participation of grassroots women in peacebuilding initiatives on both local and national level in South Sudan. The project goal will be reached through capacity-building activities, dialogue meetings with decision-makers and by increasing the number of female trainers who will reach out to, and work with, different ethical groups. The project is a continuation of a previous project granted funds by FBA, and Conciliation Resources will build on earlier experiences.
Insamlingsstiftelsen Kvinna till Kvinna: 800 000 SEK
The funds will help financing the project “Women, peace and security in protracted conflict – a bottom-up approach to security”, aiming to support the establishment of a coalition of women organizations including at least 13 women’s rights organizations from both Georgia and the Abkhazia region which has declared itself independent from Georgia. The inclusion of actors from both sides of the conflict is important. The coalition will plan and implement joint activities with a focus on increased human security, and raise awareness among local authorities about gender and security.
Internationella kvinnoförbundet för fred och frihet (IKFF): 700 000 SEK
The funds will help financing the project “Mobilizing for sustainable peace – women’s rights activists in Cameroon, DR Congo, and Nigeria working for the implementation of UNSCR 1325”. The project aims to support women’s rights activists in IKFF’s local partner organizations WILPF Nigeria, WILPF Cameroon and WILPF DR Congo. It will enable advocacy initiatives towards decision-makers regarding women’s rights to equal participation in peacebuilding processes. The project is granted funds to implement activities focusing on security issues and threats against women’s rights activists, risk mitigation, training, and development of security protocols.
Life & Peace Institute: 1 900 000 SEK
The funds will help financing the project “Supporting reconciliation in Somalia and Kenya: women as local peacemakers”. The goal of the project is to strengthen independent dialogue platforms for women located along the border between Somalia and Kenya. The women participating in the project represent different clans within the region, and the project will promote reconciliation within and between the clans. The project will also strive towards strengthening both Kenyan and Somali civil society organizations, to increase resilience against armed conflict. Advocacy work and interaction with decision-makers will also be part of the project.
International Peacebuilding Alliance (Interpeace): 2 300 000 SEK
The funds will help financing the project ”Advocates for peace and security: increasing young women’s participation in community security and the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the West Bank”. The project aims to increase the number of young women participating in security processes in five regions on the West Bank. When young women’s awareness of their rights is increased, the gap between young women and decision-makers can be closed. The project encompasses trainings and seminars, including creative methods such as theatre, photography and drama. The project also strives towards increasing the awareness among both decision-makers and the public about the security needs of young women. This will be achieved through dialogue meetings, theatre performances and recommendations from the project’s participatory research process.
Plan International Sverige: 1 000 000 SEK
The funds will finance the project ”Women’s political participation and leadership in Timor-Leste”. The project aims to promote women’s participation in decision-making processes in Timor-Leste. Plan International Sverige will, in collaboration with their local partner FADA, work with capacity-building through workshops, study trips and dialogue between women’s groups and political parties. The project focuses especially on increasing young women’s participation in local decision-making processes. The activities within the project are mainly aimed at women, but the project will also include activities for men.