UN Lebanon Launched A New Fund To Improve Women’s Participation In Peacebuilding

Wissam Younane, UN Women

The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) together with UN Lebanon launched the second window of financial support targetting 8 women-led organizations in Lebanon.

The organizations, which base their work on Lebanon’s peacebuilding, will be supported to strengthen their institutional capacity and optimize peacebuilding results.

The WPHF is a rapid financing tool aimed at supporting interventions to improve the ability of women around the world to prevent conflict, provide crisis responses, and grasp peacebuilding opportunities.

Supported by the German Government, and with complementary funding from the Government of Finland, the fund will promote the participation of Lebanese women, as well as affect sustainable peace and security building.

“We need more women in decision-making and in peacebuilding efforts to ensure Lebanon’s sustained recovery,” highlighted the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Najat Rochdi.

The funded work will begin in August 2022 and will last until December 2023, and will seek “to build peace through advocacy, art, and women-led peace spaces, dialogues, and student clubs.”

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