Project profile — Support to Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund


UNDP Multi Donor Trust Fund office (-3)
2020-07-09 - 2022-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (50.00%)

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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), which was established in 2016 and is an innovative global partnership of the United Nations, governments and civil society organizations (CSOs). The WFPH works to empower women in precarious environments around the world, to be a force in crisis situations and to foster sustainable peace. The WPHF is active in 20 countries and has been supporting over 130 CSOs since its launch. This project works to strengthen CSOs in prevention, mediation and peacebuilding initiatives. The project also supports the creation of a new Rapid Response, which contributes to increasing women’s representation and formal leadership, and informal peace negotiations.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased women’s participation in decision-making processes and responses related to conflict prevention; (2) increased women’s engagement and leadership in humanitarian action; (3) enhanced women’s representation and leadership in formal and informal peace negotiations; (4) increased protections for women and girls’ human rights; and (5) increased involvement of women in economic recovery of their communities.

Results achieved 

Results as of March 2022 include: (1) through support to the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian COVID-19 Emergency Response Window, a total of 48 projects representing 75 women’s rights organizations across 18 countries received funding, directly benefiting over 1 million people; (2) local women’s organizations established and supported 41 local, regional and national mechanisms to improve gender-responsive crisis planning and programming, including COVID-19 response committees; and (3) supported eight civil society initiatives in Afghanistan, Liberia, Mali and South Sudan through assistance to the Rapid Response Window. This involved 104 women peacebuilders and activists that have participated in formal peace processes, negotiations or peace agreement implementation, and directly benefiting over 250 people (76% women).

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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