Name of organization/institution


Name of your focal point

Ilse Wermink

Email of your focal point

Phone of your focal point


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Organization details

Civil Society Organization

Description of your organization/institution

PAX is the largest peace organization in the Netherlands. We work to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence and to build inclusive peace. We work in conflict areas worldwide, together with local partners and people who, just like us, believe that everyone has a right to a dignified life in a peaceful society.

Description of your main WPS related activities

STRENGTHENING CIVIL COURAGE: The alliance approach to gender is captured by two interrelated tracks to ensure the Strengthening Civil Courage programme is gender inclusive and where possible gender transformative: mainstreaming a gender perspective into all programmes, policies and processes (gender-sensitive programming); and dedicated gender-specific programming with a focus on transformative change. The second track aligns with the Strengthening Civil Courage intervention strategy ‘to pursue gender equality’ (see chapter 6); seven country programmes include a stand-alone specific objective on gender equality. While making a distinction between the two tracks, we acknowledge that gender-sensitive programming ultimately contributes to gender equality – indirectly rather than directly. Specific output indicators are connected to: A) Strengthen women’s participation and influence; B) Promote peaceful masculinities; C) Support CRSV victims and their claims. LEADERS OF PEACE: To contribute to an enabling environment for women’s and girls’ participation and empowerment in conflict and post-conflict environments, so they can meaningfully participate in conflict prevention, resolution, peacebuilding, protection, relief and recovery. WPS sub-objectives: 1. Enhanced protection of women and girls in conflict and post conflict environments; 2. Decrease of harmful gender norms which are obstacles to sustainable peace 3. Creating equal leverage in conflict prevention, resolution, peacebuilding, relief and recovery.

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, 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, 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 , 2.2 Countering radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism policies respect operational space of women’s organisations, human rights defenders and peace builders

Sub-outcome 3

3.1 Women and girls have access to security and justice systems, 3.2 Impunity for violent offences against women and girls combatted, 3.3 Improved implementation of Article 7.4 of the Arms Trade Treaty

Sub-outcome 5

5.1 Peace and security personnel gender aware; applies gender lens, 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


Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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

1 year - 2021, 2 years - 2022, 3 years - 2023, 4 years - 2024, 5 years - 2025