Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Women Peace and Security

Women for Peace, Peace for Women

“Women Peace and Security” is a unique project in Jordan that focuses on peace transformation from a woman’s perspective. The project is an agent for social change as it encourages the inclusion of women in peace and security. Many women lack the necessary information to ensure their own protection but they do not lack the capability nor the motivation to be active participants in improving the conditions under which they and their families live. Fostering gender equality, dialogue and active participation, the project has the potential to benefit communities and individuals beyond the borders of Jordan, extending ARDD’s vision.

“In failing to include women and girls in peacemaking and peacebuilding processes, we are not only failing women and girls… We are failing the world.” - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

The Project

The “Women Peace and Security” project is inspired by UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which recognizes women’s right to participate fully in all areas of decision-making. Funded by Women’s Peace Humanitarian Fund, and implemented by ARDD, the project engages both Syrian and host community women, with a particular focus on Female Heads of Households, in the governorates of Mafraq and Irbid.

In alignment with the Jordanian National Action Plan for the implementation of resolution 1325, the “Women Peace and Security” project aims to enhance women’s engagement in humanitarian and conflict management processes by strengthening their protection and building their capacity to become active members in humanitarian action. Through the implementation of activities such as legal empowerment and psychosocial support session, training in conflict management, and capacity building workshops on both the individual and community levels, the project:

  • Strengthens the mechanisms of social and legal protection of women.
  • Develops the skills and capacity of both Jordanian and Syrian women to play an active role in conflict management in their communities in order to build strong community relationships and promote social cohesion.
  • Builds the capacity of informal and formal Syrian networks and community centres to further their impact and play a meaningful leading role in humanitarian responses within their communities.

Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)

The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is the only global financing mechanism dedicated exclusively to supporting women’s participation in peacebuilding and humanitarian action. WPHF is a flexible and rapid financing tool supporting quality interventions to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities. WPHF is an innovative partnership between Member States, the UN, and civil society, with all stakeholders represented on its global Funding Board. UN Women provides secretariat support to WPHF and ensures coordination to implement the decisions of the Funding Board. WPHF donors currently include: Australia, Canada, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein and Lithuania.

Area of work:
Peace Building