Stichting Voice of All Women


Name of organization/institution

Stichting Voice of All Women

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Organization details

Civil Society Organization

Description of your organization/institution

Foundation Voice of All Women (hereinafter VOAW) is a grassroots organisation that is committed to women’s rights and that seeks to enhance the resilience, autonomy and agency of women from marginalised communities. Our foundation believes that the agency of women from marginalised communities is of crucial importance for their autonomy. Through projects pertaining to themes such as cultural harmful practices, sexual violence and cultural integration, VOAW seeks to increase the visibility of marginalised women and to give them a voice. VOAW sees women from marginalized communities as potential actors of change, with their own voice and that are capable of positively contributing to the public domain.

Description of your main WPS related activities

VOAW is the chairwoman of a working group of NAP1325. We implement Resolution1325 within the context of the Netherlands, so we work on the national pillar. We have had meetings with IND, COA and the ministry of Justice in order to incorporate the voice of refugee women and girls in policies and in practice.

Strategic outcome

1. Participation - More women hold leadership positions, and women participate equally and meaningfully in decision-making processes at every level in the interests of peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, protec, 3. Protection - Women and girls, as well as men and boys, in and from conflict situations, are protected against all forms of conflict-related violence, including sexual and gender-based violence. Their rights are safeguarded and enforceable, 4. Relief, reconstruction and recovery - Meet the needs and contribute to the empowerment of women and girls, 5. WPS Mainstreaming - A gender lens is applied to every reorganisation, improvement, development and evaluation of analysis, policy and policy implementation with regard to peace and security

Sub-outcome 1

1.1 Enhanced enabling conditions for equal and meaningful participation of women and girls, 1.2 Support for meaningful participation women- and diaspora organisations, human rights defenders and peace builders who work on women’s rights and gender equality

Sub-outcome 3

3.4 Gender sensitive, -responsive, -transformative asylum policy

Sub-outcome 4

4.1 Improved physical, mental, psycho-social health of women and girls, 4.2 Improved socio-economic position women and girls

What type of investments will you make to contribute to the selected outcome(s)?

Advocacy, Progammitic


the Netherlands

What is the time frame for your pledged outcome(s) and investment(s)

5 years - 2025