2014 Project Grants

In 2014, five projects were granted funds from the FBA.

WILPF Sweden has been granted 1 500 000 SEK for the project "Women’s Power to Stop War"

The overall aim of the project is to strengthen WILPF Sweden's international partner organisation's  capacity when it comes to the agenda for women, peace and security at the local, national and international level. Through capacity building, exchange of experiences and the building of networks the project further aims to develop more trainers on UNSCR 1325, and to strengthen the knowledge of how the UNSCR 1325 and national action plans on 1325 can effectively be used on a daily basis, especially among local decision-makers. The project will be implemented in close cooperation with WILPF Swedens local partner organisations in DR Congo and Nigeria. 

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation has been granted 1 450 000 SEK for the project "Att omsätta resolution 1325 i handling"

The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the implementation of UNSCR 1325 through capacity building of local women’s organisations in DR Congo, Armenia and Bosnia. With this project, Kvinna till Kvinna aims to address a variety of challenges related to women’s active participation in these regions, such as lack of knowledge of UNSCR 1325, lack of effective communication and lack of coordination among governmental entities and international stakeholders.

Plan International Sweden has been granted 1 700 000 SEK for the project "Promoting girls and young women as stakeholders in the Colombian peace process"

The project aims to promote young women and girl’s active participation in the Colombian peace process, through the capacity building of youth and women’s organisations and networks. Through the facilitation of workshops, dialogue and trainings, the aim is to develop a communication strategy intended to sensitise the population, on a local and national level, of girls and young women’s role as peace builders in Colombia and to help make the violations of their rights under the framework of the armed conflict visible.

Plan International Sweden has been granted 850 000 SEK for the project "Women and Girls’ participation in local governance to end gender-based violence in Timor Leste"

The overall aim of the project is to increase women and girl’s participation in local governance decision-making, reduce violence against women in Timor Leste and to strengthen the capacity of three local women’s organisations. Focus of the project is on cooperation between local organizations and advocacy for governmental institutions, local decision-makers and religious leaders. The project aims to increase awareness of the importance of girl and women’s rights and participation in local decision-making forums, including in traditional forums, such as “Lisan”.

The Danish Refugee Council, DRC, has been granted 1 700 000 SEK for the project "Promotion of Resolution 1325 in displacement affected communities in Kitchanga, North Kivu”

The project aims to empower women and promote their participation in peace and security forums in and around the town of Kitchanga in the North Kivu province of DR Congo. Within the framework of the project, trainings, meetings, dialogue and mediation facilitation, as well as awareness raising initiatives through media to strengthen the capacity of women to actively participate in these forums,  will be conducted. The project focuses on four areas around the town of Kitchanga, were the Danish Refugee Council, together with its local partner organisations, will develop four Women Peace Building Teams that will be responsible for the implementation of the project.

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New FBA assignment in Afghanistan

The Swedish government has commissioned FBA to increase its support to the peace process in Afghanistan, and to strengthen women’s participation therein, during the coming two years. “The security situation in Afghanistan is worsening but we will try to find effective and innovative ways to support a peaceful development”, says project leader Tobias Petrelius.

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Una perspectiva de género en la construcción de la paz

This training manual has been developed to provide an introduction in Spanish to the policy framework on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) and its follow-up resolutions on women, peace and security.

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