Project profile — Confronting Militarism and Masculinities: Building Alliances, Analysis and Advocacy


Women’s International Leaguefor Peace and Freedom
2020-03-16 - 2024-09-01
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Cameroon (25.00%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (25.00%)
• Afghanistan (25.00%)
• Colombia (25.00%)


• 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)


Sustainable feminist peace requires a challenge to the gendered root causes of violence. This project works locally, nationally and globally by building alliances between women peace activists and men allies and creating critical space for solidarity dialogues. It also supports evidence-based research that aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of gendered power relations and how these relations influence, and are influenced by violence, armed conflict, and war. Finally, the outcomes from the research and dialogues work to inform advocacy in human rights bodies, the disarmament fora, and Women Peace and Security debates to strengthen international gender conflict analysis and the Women Peace and Security Agenda.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened alliances by mobilising men to work with women for feminist peace; (2) improved knowledge of stakeholders on gendered root causes of violence; and (3) enhanced actions to implement Women Peace and Security agenda.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) to strengthened alliances by mobilizing men to work with women for feminist peace through 13 solidarity dialogues sessions and two global cross-learning dialogues on gender and masculinity, the disbursement of six local action fund grants and the implementation of four national action fund grants;- (2) to improved knowledge of stakeholders on gendered root causes of violence through local and global research products in each country; and (3) enhanced actions to implement the Women, Peace and Security Network agenda including 10 advocacy events, five submissions to national and local bodies and two submissions to international bodies.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $1,277,240
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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