Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)
The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund is an innovative partnership empowering local women to be a force for crisis response and lasting peace.
To address the financing gaps and create greater synergies between different sources of finance to meet the needs of women across the humanitarian-development divide, a Women, Peace and Security Financing Discussion Group (FDG) was established in June 2014. Composed of representatives from donors, conflict-affected Member States, United Nations entities and civil society, it recognized the urgent need to prioritize action and established the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund – a global pooled funding mechanism which aims to re-energize action and stimulate a significant shift in the financing of the women’s participation, leadership and empowerment in humanitarian response, and peace and security settings. The WPHF is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism. It supports quality interventions designed to enhance capacities to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities. Sustainability and national ownership are key principles of investments.
Local women peacebuilders and humanitarian activists from across the globe joined forces in Vienna in Feb 2020 to define their key priorities and amplify their calls for support.
Local women peacebuilders and humanitarian activists from across the globe joined forces in Vienna in Feb 2020 to define their key priorities and mobilize for enhanced support. The first ever Global Women’s Forum for Peace and Humanitarian Action (GWF2020) was a partnership of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), the Austrian Development Cooperation and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP). Find out how you can support grassroots women working on the front lines of conflict and crises at wphfund.org/womenbuildpeace