About GNWP


The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East and Arab World, mostly from conflict-affected countries. GNWP Board, management and staff are experts in advocating for women’s leadership to be at the core of all efforts in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and sustaining peace. It has demonstrated impact in bringing local voices to influence global policies on women’s rights, peace and security; and in translating global policies into practical actions that improve the lives of local populations.

GNWP is coordinated by an International Coordinating Team, based in New York, where it is registered as a charity.

GNWP Board, management and staff have proven track records in the areas of women’s rights, human rights, gender equality and peace and security. We come from diverse backgrounds and have extensive experience in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries, as well as in working at grassroots, national, regional and international levels.

Our Vision

Our vision is an equal and peaceful world in which women’s and girls’ rights are promoted and protected, and they are recognized as peacebuilders and decision-makers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower women and amplify their voices to build sustainable and inclusive peace.

We empower women, young women and girls, especially those living in local communities, to bridge the gap between global policies on Women and Peace and Security (WPS) and practical and necessary actions on the ground; and to achieve greater recognition and meaningful participation of women as key influencers and decision-makers.

GNWP Strategic Plan

Read our GNWP Strategic Plan 2018-2022 for more information on our work!


We work to achieve this vision through the following strategies:

“Full-cycle” implementation of WPS and Sustaining Peace agenda – providing technical and advocacy support to develop National Action Plans, their costing and budgeting, implementation, and monitoring

Bringing the voices of local women and civil society to global policy forums

Empowering young women to become leaders in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Ensuring adequate and predictable funding for WPS Resolutions’ implementation


To read more about our work, check out our Annual Reports.

GNWP is committed to full transparency. You can read our grant agreements and other relevant documents here.

Our Objectives

GNWP's work focuses on the following objectives:

  • Enhancing women's capacities to use legal mechanisms available at the international, regional and national levels in order to protect their rights and ensure their participation in decision-making, peace building, conflict prevention and reconstruction;
  • Enhancing capacity among civil society, especially women's organizations, to conduct effective monitoring, mobilize and advocate for effective policy implementation;
  • Bringing visibility to women's issues and concerns on peace and security and amplify their voices at the national, regional and global levels;
  • Supporting effective implementation of UNSCR 1325, 1820 and the supporting WPS resolutions, particularly at the national and local levels; and
  • Bolstering Member State (MS) accountablity in a range of ways/ fora, including the UNSCR 1325 anniversaries every October and the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) sessions.