In advocating for more dedicated financing for the implementation of the WPS resolutions, GNWP is knocking on two doors: that of donors to increase the funding and make it predictable and accessible to civil society; and that of national governments to allocate funding from their budgets.
At the international level, GNWP has been at the forefront of advocacy to increase the funding on WPS. GNWP’s and Cordaid’s research and advocacy efforts led to the establishment of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF; formerly Global Acceleration Instrument) in 2016. The WPHF is a first pooled financing mechanism that breaks the silos between WPS and humanitarian action. 50% of the fund is allocated to civil society groups who work in conflict-affected communities. Moreover, civil society sits on the Board of the WPHF which allows it to influence decision-making and ensure the benefit to civil society. Additionally, GNWP helps ensure funding for NAP implementation by facilitating NAP costing and budgeting workshops.
At the national level, GNWP supports governments to properly cost their NAPs and develop budgets for their implementation. To ensure more governments, civil society and other stakeholders are able to cost and budget for their NAPs, GNWP developed a Costing and Budgeting Manual – “No Money, No NAP”, which provides answers and step-by-step guidance on the crucial question of how to integrate funding for NAPs in national budgets.
Last updated: June 17, 2018