Name of organization/institution
Civil Society Organization
Description of your organization/institution
The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) works to promote peaceful, just and inclusive democracies worldwide. To that end, and together with our global network, we work with the entire political sector in a country, from aspiring politicians to political leaders, and from national to local level. Currently, we run programmes in some twenty countries in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the MENA of which most are recognized to be fragile and conflict affected settings (FCAS).
Description of your main WPS related activities
1. Facilitating dialogue between political parties in Latin America to raise the awareness of politicians on the need for and use of national action plans (NAPs), 2. NIMD has financed and facilitated the creation of NAPs in El Salvador, Colombia and Honduras, 3. NIMD has formulated general recommendations for electoral bodies and political parties to guarantee the safety of female candidates and to facilitate women’s access to political decision making and peace building, 4. Previous experiences and learnings have resulted in a toolkit to stimulate women’s political participation in fragile and conflict-affected settings, 5. NIMD has continuously brought the importance of women’s political participation and the link between democracy and peace to the attention of Dutch politicians and the (Dutch) public via blogs, human interest stories and interviews to be found on NIMD news. We will continue to do so as Consortium Lead of the Leap4Peace programme under the Strengthening Civil Society for WPS partnership fund.
1. 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, protection, relief, reconstruction and recovery; 2. 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 implementation are conflict-sensitive, gender-sensitive, gender-responsive and gender-transformative; 5. A gender lens is applied to every reorganisation, improvement, development and evaluation of analysis, policy and policy implementation with regard to peace and security
1.1 Enhanced enabling conditions for equal and meaningful participation by women and girls in peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, protection, relief, reconstruction and recovery
2.1 Conflict prevention by means of local, peaceful, multidimensional strategies and approaches is given priority
5.3 Organisations have positive gender norms and values with a specific focus on the role of men and boys, 5.4 Institutional coordination and cooperation between international, regional, national and local actors in peace and security have been improved
Type of Investment
Financial, Advocacy, Policy, Programmatic
Specifically, as part of the LEAP4Peace programme Burundi, Myanmar Colombia, but globally, many of our projects in other countries also intersect with the WPS agenda or have a WPS component (e.g. as above mentioned, NIMD has financed and facilitated the creation of NAPs in El Salvador, Colombia and Honduras).
5 years - 2025