Impact on women’s rights organizations and peacebuilding organizations
Impact on funding for women’s rights organizations, including suspension of funds or cuts in funds by donors, and disrupted access to funding opportunities
In the context of COVID-19, women’s organizations are facing the threat of dwindling resources, as many donors have re-directed their funds towards emergency response. Women peacebuilders – including GNWP’s members around the world – have seen their work curbed by suspension of grants, leaving them and the communities they work with gripped by uncertainty.
Around the world, women peacebuilders have shared with GNWP that they do not have funds to pay salaries, rent and other basic expenses, which threatens their ability to carry out their operations. Funding has been shifted to emergency health and humanitarian response, and peacebuilding programmes are being neglected. As a participant in a focus group discussion conducted by GNWP in Uganda stated, “We are not prioritizing peacebuilding right now. Most of the funds are focused on COVID-19 [humanitarian] response."
Nonetheless, women and youth peacebuilders continue their work in the face of COVID-19. Many of GNWP’s partners and other women rights organizations have modified their implementation strategies to address the pandemic and its gendered impact.
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