Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)


Name of organisation/institution

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)

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Organization details

Civil Society Organization

Description of your organisation/institution

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a global network led by civil society organisations (CSOs) actively working to prevent violent conflict and build more peaceful societies. The network consists of 15 regional networks, with priorities and agendas specific to their environment. Each region is represented in the International Steering Group, which jointly determines our global agenda and approach.

Description of your main WPS related activities

As a global network of civil society organisations working on conflict prevention, GPPAC’s strengths lie in its ability to connect civil society actors between countries and across regions and to foster understanding between them; to amplify local civil society voices at the global level; and to enhance conflict prevention approaches by bringing together experiences and approaches from different regions. By taking up the substantial experiences of women working on the prevention of conflict, GPPAC and its member organisations can inform their work from a gender perspective and learn from a wealth of available knowledge to enhance conflict prevention. GPPAC can be an enabling mechanism for cross-regional exchanges of experiences and the development of tools. Furthermore, through its global connections, the network can bring local women’s experiences as well as male perspectives on gendered aspects of conflict and masculinities to the global level. GPPAC’s strategic niche is the network’s ability to bring women’s participation in conflict prevention further up on the global agenda. To date, GPPAC’s efforts have been to substantively include women’s voices and views in its gender policy. Now, the consensus is to include male voices as well. However, GPPAC is aware that first men need to be initiated and sensitized to the modalities of existing vulnerabilities and discriminations. In doing so, GPPAC also hopes to enhance qualitatively women’s participation in peacemaking at all levels at the grassroots level by engaging with male community leaders and further up the chain by engaging with men in decision-making places, as allies for achieving gender equality and countering harmful gender norms.

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, 2. Prevention - Conflict prevention and the prevention of violent extremism, including of related violence against women and girls, is based on the human rights approach and starts from the principle of human security. Prevention policy and its implementa, 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 , 1.3 Peace processes and peace declarations are inclusive and bottom up

Sub-outcome 2

2.1 Local, multi-dimensional peaceful conflict prevention is given priority

Sub-outcome 5

5.3 Organisations have positive gender norms; specific focus on role men and boys, 5.4 Improved coordination of actors in peace and security

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

Financial, Policy, Advocacy, Progammitic


Regional focus Europe, South Caucasus, East and Central Africa, West Africa, South Africa, The Pacific, Asia, Specific countries Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Uganda.

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

5 years - 2025