Women at Lake Titicaca

The High-Level Meeting on Innovative Solutions for Feminist Financing for Peacebuilding

This roundtable will provide an opportunity for the Member States, multilateral partners, private sector, and civil society to identify concrete actions needed for more inclusive, impactful and fit-for-purpose financing in the follow-up of the High-Level Meeting. Specifically, the participants are invited to share how the institutions they represent can commit to enhancing current financing mechanisms by drawing upon some of the recommendations from the “Feminist Solutions for more Impactful Financing for Peacebuilding” paper. Furthermore, the participants are welcome to jointly reflect on the possibility of ensuring that such efforts take into consideration principles of quality financing and are implemented to ensure the highest possible impact at the country level.

The discussion will be guided by the following questions:

  1. What type of mechanisms work for women peacebuilders operating on the ground? What are the key principles donors should take into consideration to maximise the impact of funding? How can this be supported by donors, host countries and other actors?
  2. What are some examples of concerted action on Women, Peace and Security, including on financing the WPS agenda and ensuring women’s access to resources? What are the potential and/or evident benefits of such financial mechanisms? How can the existing commitments to financing for women peacebuilders be materialised?
  3. How can the donor community capitalise on the opportunity presented at the High-Level Meeting on Financing for Peacebuilding? How can civil society and the WPS-HA Compact support further efforts to encourage the thinking and action towards more impactful and feminist financing for peacebuilding?

We organise this roundtable together with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), Kvinna till Kvinna,
Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Ireland and Sweden to the United Nations, UN Women, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

Read the full concept note here.

Register here to join the discussion.