WINS Localizing 1325

From Global to Local:
Localizing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda to Sustain Peace and Empower Women

In partnership with the U.S Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues (S/GWI)

Amplifying and sustaining the leadership of local women and young women peacebuilders to prevent, resolve and recover from conflict, violent extremism, and gender-based violence (GBV) in:


Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Photo: UN Women/Johaness Terra
Photo: UN Women/Johaness Terra


With the support of the U.S. States Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI), GNWP implements its Localization of Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) resolutions strategy as a part of the Supporting Her Empowerment: Women’s Inclusion for New Security (SHE WINS) initiative. The Localization of WPS is rooted in the recognition that local leadership, ownership, and participation are requisites of effective policymaking and policy implementation. It is a bottom-up approach that directly engages key stakeholders to ensure women’s meaningful inclusion in decision-making, conflict resolution, and response to GBV.

The program: 
  • Enhances the leadership and advocacy skills of local women and civil society organizations to advocate for and monitor the implementation of WPS resolutions.
  • Creates opportunities for local women and CSOs to use their leadership and advocacy skills and participate in the co-creation of local laws and policies on WPS and related issues; and 
  • Increases the capacities of national and local authorities to effectively implement and monitor global and national policies on WPS.
Our Strategies:
  • Proactively integrate the needs and perspectives of women in foreign policy and assistance efforts to improve the effectiveness of the United States’ engagement in global peace, security, and prosperity.
  • Prioritize engagement with partner countries experiencing armed conflict, violent extremism, or gross abuses of women and girls, as well as countries emerging from such situations and those most at risk.
  • Support and partner with women and girls as agents in countering, preventing, and recovering from violent extremism.

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