2015 Project Grants

In 2015, six projects were granted funds from the FBA.

Global Network of Women Peacebuilders – International Civil Society Action Network (GNWP–ICAN) has been granted 2 550 000 SEK

The funds will finance the second phase of the project “Implementing Locally, Inspiring Globally: An integrated approach to mobilizing local and global actors to contribute towards better implementation of UNSCR 1325, 1820 and the supporting resolutions on Women, Peace and Security”. This project aims at raising women’s knowledge about resolution 1325 and other juridical mechanisms available at international, regional and national levels in order to protect women’s rights and their participation in decision-making, peace-building and conflict prevention. The project is based upon the GNWP’s strategy for creating cooperation between local decision-makers, traditional and religious leaders, local women’s organizations and other relevant actors. The project is being implemented in Colombia, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and builds on a previous project funded by the FBA.

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation has been granted 750 000 SEK

These funds will finance a project aimed to strengthen local women’s organizations in Armenia, Bosnia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Israel, Palestine and Iraq, through exchanges of experience and international awareness-raising. The project also aims to strengthen the influence of organizations at national level. In connection with the celebration of the 15 year anniversary of UNSCR 1325 and the Security Council’s yearly open debate on women, peace and security at the UN Headquarters, the project will host a public event in New York in order to spread knowledge about the position of women’s organizations in conflict areas. In addition, three workshops will be held in New York.

Corporación de Investigación Social y Económica (CIASE) has been granted 250 000 SEK

The funds will finance the project “UNSCR 1325, a tool for indigenous women in the path of constructing sustainable peace in their communities”. This project aims at strengthening indigenous women in Colombia, promoting their participation in peace-building activities, and bolstering their knowledge about UNSCR 1325. Within the project, a national report on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Colombia will be produced by women representing the indigenous population of the country. The report will describe and analyze indigenous women’s needs and rights in the ongoing peace process in Colombia.

Crisis Management Initiative has been granted 1 450 000 SEK

These funds will finance the project “Sowing the Seeds for Inclusive Political Dialogue in South Sudan: engaging women’s voices”. The project seeks to promote women’s participation in the ongoing peace process in South Sudan, through cooperation and dialogue between political decision-makers and civil society, especially women’s organizations.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Sweden has been granted 1 000 000 SEK

These funds will finance the project “Promoting inclusive security – Women organisations as key actors in implementing UNSCR 1325 in Cameroon, DR Congo and Nigeria”. The project aims to strengthen women’s organizations in Cameroon, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of the Congo through capacity-building, promoting a healthy work environment, and improving organizational structures. The goal is to promote women’s participation in national and regional conflict-prevention forums. The scheme builds on a previous project funded by the FBA.

Plan International Sweden has been granted 1 000 000 SEK

These funds will finance the project “Women and Girls’ participation in local governance to end gender-based violence in Timor Leste”. This aims to promote women’s and girls’ participation in local decision-making bodies in Timor Leste, so-called Lisan. It also strives to counteract gender-based violence and to build capacity among three local women’s organizations. The project is based on advocacy campaigns targeting state authorities, local authorities and religious village headmen. It builds on a previous project funded by the FBA.

Project grants from previous years

Find out more about projects that have been granted funds during 2014.


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.

2018-04-12 13:35

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Una perspectiva de género en la construcción de la paz

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