In the year 2000, the groundbreaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted by the UN Security Council. A landmark victory for the women’s movement. 20 years down the road, the study “A Right Not a Gift” showcases women’s championship for building feminist peace, and identifies the potentials and shortcomings of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
We are a Swedish foundation that promotes women’s rights in more than 20 war- and conflict-affected countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the South Caucasus.
We do so by supporting more than 100 partner organisations – because we believe women’s rights activists know best what women and girls in their country need.
Kvinna till Kvinna focuses on four key issues: gender-based violence, women’s equal participation, economic empowerment and women, peace and security.
In order to halt the rapid spread of the coronavirus, many countries are now in a state of emergency. Kvinna till Kvinna has supported women’s rights organisations in conflict affected countries and in crises for many years, and we know that without a gender perspective on the response to covid-19, women’s priorities will not be taken into consideration. If we are determined enough, the pandemic could give us a possibility to transform this sudden change in a positive new direction by challenging unequal power distribution, unequal economic structures and patriarchal norms.
“We operate in more than 20 countries and are now working to adapt our support to local partner organisations. Our partners already carry out their work in areas affected by conflict and the virus makes their efforts even more difficult,” says Petra Tötterman Andorff, Kvinna till Kvinna’s secretary-general.
Gender equality doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of hard work, bravery and unwavering commitment. Together with 149 partner organisations across 20 countries, Kvinna till Kvinna keeps pushing forward for a peaceful and equal world for everyone. Want some highlights from 2019? Read our annual report!
We regularly publish reports and info material on women’s rights, conflict resolution and peace and security. Each year, we also produce an annual report about the work of our partner organisation and the progress made during the year.
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation is able to support women in conflict-affected areas through financial support from government agencies, institutions, foundations, organisations, companies and individual private donors.