Project profile — Support to the UN Women's Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Fund


UN Women (41146)
2017-03-29 - 2020-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (25.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Europe, regional (25.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to enhance women’s engagement in peace and security. Civil society, the United Nations and Member States established the Women's Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Fund to steer resources directly to women’s civil society organizations at the forefront of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and recovery efforts. The Women's Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Fund supports initiatives that enhance women’s engagement, leadership and empowerment in conflict prevention by: (1) undertaking advocacy and technical support; (2) ensuring women’s meaningful participation by promoting favorable attitudes towards their participation in conflict prevention; (3) addressing barriers to women’s representation and participation in peace negotiations; and (4) ensuring that women’s and girls’ safety, health and security are assured, and that their human rights are respected through measures that prevent acts of violence, facilitate access to services for survivors, and strengthen accountability. There has been indisputable evidence that women’s participation and inclusion in peace and security processes strengthen the protection efforts of peacekeepers, improves prevention efforts against radicalization and the spread of extremism, and accelerates economic recovery through more diverse peace dividends. Evidence also shows that women’s significant participation results in a more sustainable peace, through inclusive peace talks and implementation of peace agreements.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) national strategies, financing and accountability mechanisms are in place for the implementation of women, peace and security commitments; (2) national and regional conflict prevention systems are gender sensitive;(3) increased participation of women in formal and informal peace negotiations; (4) women and girls' safety and security are enhanced; and (5) the socio-economic recovery of women is promoted in post-conflict situations.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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