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1325 National Action Plan Costing and Budgeting Workshop

By Agnieszka Fal Dutra Santos Amman, Jordan, August 3, 2016 – “A budget is not only a fiscal and economic instrument. It is also a political and social instrument, that can and should be used to achieve gender justice.” This is how Arwa Al-Najdawi, a Gender-Responsive Budgeting expert, emphasized the need for adequate budget for…

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Kenya Adopts and Localizes National Action Plan on Resolution 1325

by Mavic Cabera-Balleza and Lori Perkovich, GNWP Nairobi, Kenya June 6, 2016 – Kenya’s National Action Plan on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the supporting resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (KNAP) was launched March 8, 2016 on International Women’s Day. It is a comprehensive approach to implementing UNSCR 1325 that aims to…

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Exchanging Peace, Exchanging Ideas: The Peace Exchange Component of the Localization of UNSCR 1325 & 1820 Program

By: Lauren von Eckartsberg and Shabnam Moallem, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) Amara Sowa spends long hours on his laptop typing up handwritten notes from civil servants from remote rural communities in Sierra Leone. One by one, he enters responses to a survey on the impact of the Localization of the UN Security Council…

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GNWP’s Localization Workshops in Kenya

  By Grace Felten, GNWP At the Localization workshop in Isiolo, Kenya this past June, a participant commented on how the local peace movement needed a platform centered on resolving conflict. Mavic Cabrera Balleza, International Coordinator for GNWP, explained that this is exactly what the Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) on UN Security Council Resolution…

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Using Regional Partnerships for Localization of the Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP)

by Grace Felten, GNWP Robinah Rubimbwa has been working to ensure women’s empowerment in Uganda for many years. Since being trained by GNWP in 2010 on the localization of UNSCR 1325, she has been instrumental in the successful adoption of Local Action Plans in 7 districts in Uganda. These action plans have gone beyond the…

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