IFOR’s Women Peacemaker’s Program WPP

Linked with Saskia Kouwenberg – Netherlands, with the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network ETAN, and with the International Fellowship of Reconciliation IFOR.

IFOR’s Women Peacemakers Program believes that programs that specifically empower women peacemakers, and encourage women and girls to become involved in peacebuilding and civil society building, are essential for development (Homepage).

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Address: IFOR Women Peacemaker’s Program, Spoorstraat 38, Alkmaar, 1815 BK, The Netherlands / Pays-Bas;
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Mission: IFOR’s Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) began in 1997 and works to support and strengthen women’s peacemaking initiatives. This is accomplished through an annual international training for nonviolence trainers, gender and nonviolence trainings, campaigns such as the annual May 24 International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, and through the documentation of women’s peace initiatives.

Mission Statement: The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) believes that without peace, development is impossible, and without women, neither peace nor development can take place. The WPP believes that programs that specifically empower women peacemakers, and encourage women and girls to become involved in peacebuilding and civil society building, are essential for development.

WPP’s objective is to increase the empowerment of women through active nonviolence.

Given that women and girls begin from a disadvantaged position, empowerment is a key step towards gender equality in peacebuilding. While there has been progress towards women’s empowerment, much work still remains.

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