We are deeply saddened by the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4th. Kvinna till Kvinna has a local office in Beirut with six staff members. We are in close contact with our colleagues in Lebanon, who are all safe. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will do everything we can to support our partner organisations during this difficult time.
Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims.
A recent trend globally, is that feminists are finding new ways and methods for pushing a transformative, feminist agenda. Kvinna till Kvinna is now exploring new ways of strengthening an inclusive women’s movement reaching out both to formally and informally organised women.
To find out more of the needs and strength of women’s activism and movement building, Kvinna till Kvinna will organise a meeting for women human rights defenders from a selected number of conflict affected countries in Africa to share learnings related to an inclusive women’s movement.
Interested? Read more about the event and apply »
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.
“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.
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.
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!