Who we are
Website women-peace.net or the initiative Women Connecting for Peace – The Voice of Change is an independent public media platform for civilian peacekeeping in conflict regions of the Caucasus, where every active woman can freely express her personal and professional opinion about what is happening in the conflict regions of the Caucasus and how to find ways to reconciliation.
How we work
Women-peace.net is an initiative that publishes information materials on the ways of reconciliation between the conflicting parties in the Caucasus, the necessary decisions and possible methods of work. Through our publications, we strive to enhance the skills and capacities of peace and confidence building among women who are internally displaced and affected by the conflict, including by promoting initiatives of public diplomacy between Georgian, Abkhazian and Ossetian women. Every woman can become an author of our website (instructions can be found in the Library section).
Aim of our project
The aim of the Women-peace.net project is to form a group of women professionals and journalists who can prepare balanced, high-quality materials on women’s issues, gender equality, implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and other issues related to these topics, thereby setting an example for wider journalism community.
Who funds us
The Women Connecting for Peace – The Voice of Change initiative is funded by the UK based Conflict, Stability and Security Fund through the UN Women (www.unwomen.org) and is managed by the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).
Women-peace.net is part of the wider regional IWPR program. Initially, it was funded by the United Nations Development Fund for Women and then by the USAID, the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to support women-peace.net.
Chai Khana – a multimedia platform that brings together journalists from across the Caucasus region.
GINSC – Gender Information Network of South Caucasus covers events in the field of gender equality, trafficking and domestic violence. Here you can get acquainted with the legislation, reports, research papers and studies conducted in recent years in the field of women’s rights and gender equality.
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting is a non-governmental organization working in the regions of conflict and crisis to support independent media and freedom of speech. As part of nine regional programs, IWPR implements projects in more than twenty countries around the world. For more information, visit iwpr.net.
UN Women is a United Nations organization working on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The global supporter of women and girls, it was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. For more information, visit unwomen.org.
Note: The materials published on the site contain the terms and toponymy used by the authors. UN Women, IWPR and the editors of the site are not responsible for the content of copyrighted materials.