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Girl Ambassadors for Peace: Young Women and Girls Read and Lead to Counter Violent Extremism and Build Peace

Violent extremism has become the biggest threat of this modern age. This paper claims that violent extremism is an outcome of radicalization and that the involvement of women and girls is essential in order to counter violent extremism across the world.
Throughout the paper, violent extremism and radicalization will be analyzed to further understand the importance and influence of gender mainstreaming, as well as offer a discussion regarding the importance of local grass-roots initiatives to counter violent extremism.

No Money, No NAP: Manual for Costing and Budgeting National Action Plans on UNSCR 1325

A publication of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, funded by UN Women and the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.

© 2017 Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Agnieszka Fal Dutra Santos and Mavic Cabrera–Balleza

Case Study Writers
Jordan: Agnieszka Fal Dutra Santos
Nepal: Katrina Leclerc

Substantive Editor
Mavic Cabrera–Balleza

Copy Editor
Dulcie Leimbach

Publication Coordinator
Katrina Leclerc

Proofreader and Assistant Publication Coordinator
Emilie Beck

Layout and Design
Jim Marpa

GNWP is deeply thankful to its members, partners and supporters, without whom this manual could not have been published.
We thank GNWP members and partners in Georgia, Jordan and Nepal and, in particular, the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), the Jordanian National Coalition for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325, Saathi Nepal, 1325 Action Group-Nepal, Nepal’s Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction and UN Women offices in Georgia, Jordan and Nepal, who made the organization of the NAP Costing and Budgeting Workshops possible.
GNWP is grateful to Cordaid for co-coordinating the research on financing National Action Plans and the Costing and Budgeting Workshop in Georgia. We offer our special thanks to Dewi Suralaga, Cordaid’s former policy adviser for her strategic vision on financing the WPS agenda.
Sincere thanks go to UN Women and the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund for their faith in and support of this project.
We also thank Bas Beek, Inez Hackenberg, Arwa Al-Najdawi, Naif Al-Ibrahem, Keshab K. Upreti, Nigma Tamrakar and Birbhadra Acharya for lending their expertise and serving as resources during the workshops.
Finally, our sincere thanks go to Angelic Young, Arwa Al-Najdawi, Eleonore Veillet Chowdhury and Nigma Tamrakar for their insightful review of this manual.

Our Voice Makes a Difference: A Civil Society Guide to Advocacy on Women, Peace and Security

A publication of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, funded by Cordaid.

© 2018 Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Printed in New York, New York, USA


Eleonore Veillet Chowdhury, Katrina Leclerc and Kelly Yzique Zea


Mavic Cabrera Balleza


Dinah Lakehal

Publication Coordinator

Nyuon Susan Sebit William

Layout and Design

Jim Marpa


The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the main global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Member States, women’s rights organizations and other civil society groups as well as UN entities gather at the UN headquarters in New York every year to discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action including emerging issues that impact on the attainment of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

After the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the Commission also contributes to the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to accelerate the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment (ECOSOC resolution 2015/6).

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) considers the CSW session as one of the key advocacy platforms for the advancement of the women and peace ad security agenda. GNWP regularly organizes panel discussions, workshops and meetings during the CSW sessions featuring women’s rights and peace activists from different countries including especially local communities.. GNWP’s advocacy work is rooted in its mission, to amplify women’s voices for a more sustainable and inclusive peace.

This publication, “Our Voice Makes A Difference: Civil Society Advocacy Toolkit on Women, Peace and Security,” was developed by GNWP, with support from Cordaid, to aid women’s advocacy efforts during the CSW sessions. It provides women’s rights and peace activists with information and insights on how to navigate global policy spaces such as the CSW to effectively advocate on issues they care about.

The toolkit, provides practical tips and advice on how to formulate a cohesive and effective advocacy strategy during the CSW. It also presents checklists to help CSW participants prepare for panel discussions, workshops and meetings as well as evaluate their progress in their advocacy.

From Best Practice to Standard Practice: A toolkit on the Localization of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security

A publication of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, funded by UN Women.

© 2018 Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
Printed in New York, New York, USA


Agnieszka Fal Dutra Santos and Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Case study authors
Philippines: Therese Grail Lawagan

Nepal: Pinky Singh Rana

Sierra Leone: Nana Pratt and Amara Sowa

Uganda: Robinah Rubimbwa

Peer Reviewer and Copy-Editor

Eleonore Veillet-Chowdhury

Publication Coordinator

Katrina Leclerc

Layout and Design

Jim Marpa


We thank the participants of the Localization of UNSCR 1325 Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, for sharing their experience and expertise on Localization, and for their inputs into this Toolkit. We also thank GNWP’s partners around the world, for their continued efforts to implement UNSCR 1325 at the local level, many of which are documented in this publication.

We also thank UN Women for their generous support, continuous partnership, and valuable inputs into the report.

1325 Civil Society Scorecard

Monitoring and evaluation is a critical component of the Full Cycle of WPS implementation. Developing locally acceptable and adaptable indicators and collecting reliable data is necessary to track implementation progress, identify and address challenges. But equally importantly, it is crucial to use the collected data effectively to conduct, advocacy, raise awareness, ensure accountability and strengthen future implementation.

The 1325 Civil Society Scorecard developed by GNWP, with support from Cordaid,  is a visual tool that allows users to track the implementation of Women, Peace, and Security resolutions over the years by attributing a score to a range of locally accepted and adaptable indicators. The 1325 Scorecard uses indicators developed through the civil society-led monitoring project “Women Count.” The indicators have been broken down into local and national levels to capture the status of implementation, and each indicator is attributed a category with a built-in aggregate score and allows users to see visual progress, or gaps, over the years.

On July 30-31, 2019, GNWP held a Regional WPS Monitoring and Evaluation Training in Kampala, Uganda, during which the 1325 Scorecard was shared with participants from Burundi and DRC. First “completed” 1325 Scorecards will be launched during the 19th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October 2019. GNWP is committed to constantly improving the 1325 Scorecard to make sure that it is applicable and easily adaptable to all contexts. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback on the 1325 Scorecard, please contact GNWP Program Officer Dinah Lakehal at [email protected].

Fiche d’évaluation 1325 de la société civile

Le suivi et l’évaluation constituent un élément essentiel du cycle complet de la mise en œuvre du FPS. L’élaboration d’indicateurs acceptables et adaptables au niveau local et la collecte de données fiables sont nécessaires pour suivre les progrès de la mise en œuvre, identifier et relever les défis. Mais il est tout aussi important d’utiliser efficacement les données collectées pour mener, plaider, sensibiliser, garantir la responsabilité et renforcer la mise en œuvre future.

La Fiche d’évaluation 1325 de la société civile développée par GNWP, avec le soutien de Cordaid, est un outil visuel qui permet aux utilisateurs de suivre la mise en œuvre des résolutions Femmes, Paix et Sécurité au fil des années en attribuant un score à une gamme d’indicateurs acceptés et adaptables localement. La Fiche d’évaluation 1325 utilise des indicateurs mis au point dans le cadre du projet de suivi mené par la société civile : « Les femmes comptent ». Les indicateurs ont été décomposés en niveaux local et national afin de rendre compte de l’état de la mise en œuvre, et chaque indicateur se voit attribuer une catégorie avec un agrégat intégré marquer et permet aux utilisateurs de voir le progrès visuel, ou les lacunes, au fil des ans.

Les 30 et 31 juillet 2019, GNWP a organisé une formation régionale de suivi et d’évaluation FPS à Kampala, en Ouganda, au cours de laquelle la Fiche d’évaluation 1325 a été partagé avec des participants du Burundi et de la RDC. Les premières Fiches d’évaluation 1325 « achevées » seront lancées à l’occasion du 19e anniversaire de la résolution 1325 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies en octobre 2019. GNWP s’est engagé à améliorer constamment la Fiche d’évaluation 1325 pour qu’elle soit applicable et facilement adaptable à tous les contextes. Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez faire part de vos commentaires sur la Fiche d’évaluation 1325, veuillez communiquer avec Dinah Lakehal, agente de programme à GNWP, à l’adresse : [email protected].