As an internationally active network organisation, we implement our projects and <a href="/en/programmes" title="Programmes" rel="noopener noreferrer">programmes</a> in close cooperation with a variety of different local organisations – from grassroots organisations to nationally active non-governmental organisations. We are united by the feminist vision of a peaceful world in which everyone feels safe.
Women are particularly affected by armed conflict and violence. Yet they are often excluded from formal peace or transitional justice processes after a conflict has been resolved, even though they are strongly represented in civil society organisations that are committed to peaceful coexistence. Together with our project partners, we advocate for the effective participation of women in peacebuilding processes.
Women were directly affected by the ten-year conflict in Nepal, many as combatants. Yet, they were effectively excluded from the peace negotiations and their access to transitional justice processes remains severely restricted. With our project, we support conflict-affected women in healing their war traumas, building local networks and gaining access to political decision-makers.
In the fall of 2019, PeaceWomen Across the Globe brought together peace activists from Colombia, Nepal and the Philippines to share their experiences of armed conflict and of the subsequent peace efforts in their countries and to benefit from each other's expertise. As different as the political contexts are, the women found many similarities. The solidarity they felt at the meeting gives them the strength to continue their often arduous peace work.
Film about a Women's Peace Table in Nepal from our project partner Nagarik Aawaz