Resourcing change: Supporting women’s rights organisations in fragile and conflict-affected states

In recognition of women’s rights organisations’ greater knowledge and experience of their contexts, core, flexible and accessible funding enables them to prioritise and respond to what’s needed and to fully implement the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda across all pillars.

Funded by the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, our ‘Resourcing Change’ project – in partnership with WILPF and Women for Women International – has provided 21 women’s rights organisations in Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen with an average of £35,000 in flexible core funding and movement-building support.  

This funding has enabled them to continue responding to their self-identified community needs even when things change unexpectedly and to strengthen their organisational capacities to work independently, and has allowed them to come together and learn from each other.

This briefing paper outlines the links between the impacts of the women’s rights organisations’ work and the advancement of the WPS agenda. On the 23rd anniversary of the first UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on WPS, this briefing re-centres the importance of women in civil society as leaders of building and sustaining inclusive peace, and sets out recommendations for donors and international organisations seeking to more effectively implement WPS and advance gender justice.

Read the briefing here.

Read our earlier briefing outlining the main outcomes and learnings from the project.

Read more about our work on gender, peace and security.