2015 Project Grants
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders – International Civil Society Action Network (GNWP–ICAN) has been granted 2 550 000 SEK
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.