Kvinna till Kvinna and feminist peace
Supporting women peacebuilders and women human rights defenders is the very heart of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. Today, we support 149 women’s rights organisations in 20 countries affected by violent conflict in their work to achieve lasting peace by strengthening women’s influence and power.
What is “Women, Peace and Security”?
In 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. Previously, women were told by national and international actors that “peace is too difficult – it’s not a ‘woman’s issue’”. 1325 recognises women’s right to participate in processes and decisions related to building and sustaining peace. The Women, Peace and Security agenda helps women to see themselves as subjects and not objects of the peace process.
The implementation of the agenda has however been painfully slow, with the majority of peace agreements not referencing women at all, and women’s participation as mediators and negotiators still ranging between only 2% and 8% in major peace processes.