Global Advocacy, Local Action

Global Policy, Local Action

GNWP bridges the gap between global policies on women’s rights and peace and security and local action. We take a full-cycle implementation approach, meaning we work with stakeholders at all levels and stages to build more equal, resilient and peaceful communities.

UN Women Executive Director, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, references GNWP's Localization of UNSCR 1325 strategy and Localization Toolkit developed with support from UN Women.

To date, GNWP has worked with civil society groups and governments in Armenia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, Nigeria Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Moldova, Philippines, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, South Sudan, Uganda, and Ukraine.

Full Cycle Implementation of
Women, Peace, and Security

Policy Advocacy

We advocate for the implementation of international laws and policies that advance women’s rights and build more peaceful and secure communities. These include the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, subsequent Security Council resolutions, and the UN Convention on the Elimination All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Learn more.

NAP Development

GNWP helps women’s organizations gain the skills needed to participate in developing plans with their respective governments. These plans outline the specific steps that need to be taken to make their countries more equal, resilient and peaceful. We work closely with all stakeholders, including governments and the United Nations, to help them draft effective plans. Learn more.

Costing & Budgeting

We help governments and nonprofits to identify funding sources to implement their national and local action plans. Globally less than 1 percent of funding goes to women’s organizations who are working to build more peaceful and resilient communities. Learn more.

Implementation through Localization

We ensure that laws and policies aren’t just empty words, but actually advance equality and peace in communities. Peace is a collaborative process, which is why we work closely with the United Nations to help convene local and national actors  from government to indigenous leaders. We help everyone understand how sustainable and inclusive peace can be realized. We also help women and youth-led organizations strengthen their ability to operate and hold their governments accountable. Learn more.

Media & Awareness Raising

GNWP helps advocate for the rights of women and girls during the development and implementation of national and local action plans. We raise the profile of our members and their incredible work among the media, United Nations, academic institutions, governments and other stakeholders. We also help educate journalists on what UNSCR 1325 is and why it’s important to advance human rights and peace. This enables journalists to report about the status of implementation of the resolution and help hold governments accountable to their obligations. Learn more.

Monitoring & Evaluations

GNWP  trains nonprofit organizations and governments to monitor the implementation of national and local action plans and related laws and policies such as CEDAW.  We developed the UNSCR 1325 Scorecard, a visual monitoring tool to track the implementation of action plans and other national women, peace and security mechanisms. Learn more.