The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation puts forward a gender brief on the escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorny-Karabakh with the aim of keeping women human rights defenders (WHRD) and women peacebuilders’ priorities and roles in focus. It builds on our long presence in the region as well as reports from our partner organisations and WHRDs in the region.
We acknowledge the strength and resilience of the WHRDs and women peacebuilders who have been personally, emotionally and physically affected by this crisis, fleeing homes and offices, and yet who continue to work on the ground to support rights holders.
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!