New fund invests in women to accelerate conflict recovery and sustain peace

5 Mar 2016
New fund invests in women to accelerate conflict recovery and sustain peace

 (New York, 5 March) – UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA have come together to establish the Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI) for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action. The fund will support civil society, UN and Member States to fill a critical funding gap and to steer resources directly to women’s civil society organizations at the forefront of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and recovery efforts.

The global instrument was officially launched on 24 February 2016 in New York. During the launch women peacebuilders from Burundi, Colombia and Jordan illustrated the accelerated impacts on sustainable peace achieved through investing in women’s organizations and gender equality.

For more information visit: http://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/fund/GAI00

Photo: Danny Ramirez, Goretti Ndacayisaba and Samar Muhareb, three peacebuilders at the launch of the Global Acceleration Instrument for Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action.

Photo credit to UN Women/Ryan Brown

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