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She Builds Peace: New Campaign Tools and Materials

She Builds Peace: New Campaign Tools and Materials

ICAN and the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) would like to share the She Builds Peace campaign kit, updated for 2022, which describes the background and overview of the campaign, ways that you can get involved, and links to key resources including a digital kit and the Frameworks for Action.

The updated campaign kit includes new tools and materials to help you implement the She Builds Peace campaign. The Participation, Protection and Funding Frameworks now each consist of an analytical brief, operational guidance, pledge, and action tool.

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Fund Us Like You Want Us To Win: Feminist Solutions for more Impactful Financing for Peacebuilding

Fund Us Like You Want Us To Win: Feminist Solutions for more Impactful Financing for Peacebuilding

This background paper for the High-Level Meeting on Financing for Peacebuilding was prepared by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), Kvinna till Kvinna, MADRE, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

The paper focuses on six structural barriers faced by diverse women peacebuilders in accessing funds to support their work. While acknowledging that existing solutions to mitigate challenges need to be further amplified and strengthened, this paper explores innovative avenues to transform the current system of peacebuilding financing to sustainably address the challenges faced by diverse women peacebuilders in the pursuit of inclusive and lasting peace.

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ICAN in the News

Witness Somalia, a Human Rights Org, Offers an Alternative to Al-Shabaab (International Policy Digest)

By Stacey Schamber; December, 2 2021

How much do you know about the UN’s women, peace and security (WPS) agenda? (PassBlue)

By ICAN and PassBlue; November, 13 2021

Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Problem

(The New Yorker)

By David Rohde; October, 16 2021

 Our Mission

ICAN promotes inclusive and sustainable peace in countries affected by violent conflict, extremism, militarism, and closing political space.  Recognizing the gendered impact of conflict and the critical role of women peacebuilders, we fulfill our mission through a dual strategy of:

  • Shaping and influencing the peace and security policies of governments, multilateral organizations, and the wider international community by providing thought leadership, strategic advice, and gender-responsive analysis and operational guidance; and
  • Sustaining and strengthening a global movement of innovative locally rooted women peacebuilders to have voice and influence wherever matters of peace, violent conflict, rights, and human security are determined.

We bring the word and spirit of  UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the global women, peace and security agenda to life.

“I truly believe that a small group, like ICAN, of very committed women, can get the message across that there is not going to be a sustainable solution to extremism without including women”

– Senator Mobina Jaffer

“ICAN has one agenda, and it is Peace.”

– Sri Lankan woman peacebuilder

“ICAN provides a safe open space and a healthy environment for discussions that will bring about the needed change.”

– Palestinian woman peacebuilder

“Through ICAN, our work reached international platforms for the first time, including the UN.”

– Iraqi woman peacebuilder

“ICAN brings together women that have worked with extremist groups and within very violent conflicts. I share and learn new strategies from them.”

– Ugandan woman peacebuilder

The diversity I found in ICAN helps me and nurtures my experience and enables me to go forward”

– Tunisian women peacebuilder

“ICAN helps us learn new strategies through sharing experiences with other women from different countries”

– Somali woman peacebuilder

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