When women stand together, we are a powerful force for change.
Around the globe, violent conflict, civil wars and rising political extremism is causing human anguish on a scale unseen in a generation.
The security and aspirations of women and girls are disproportionately imperiled by violent conflict: female headed households make up 80 per cent of the world’s internally displaced people, women and girls are regularly targets of sexual violence by extremists and militaries, and conflict keeps 39 million girls worldwide out of school.
We know that women are political actors, that they exercise agency and choice in ways that can both fuel and defuse deadly conflict, and that they have a critical role to play in conflict prevention and recovery.
Fronted by Crisis Group’s Co-Chair and Former Foreign Minister of Argentina; President of GWL Voices Susana Malcorra, Trustee and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Trustee, former CEO of Save the Children International and former Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Crisis Group has established a Women’s Global Alliance for Peace to bring together an international network of women philanthropists who share a desire for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.
The Alliance offers the opportunity for strategic investment in supporting women and girls affected by conflict — and the women working to prevent it. Joining with other funders is an effective way to achieve greater impact: collaboration brings more resources, more capacity and more leadership to the issue at hand. With conflicts and crises multiplying across the globe, this initiative is not only timely but urgent.
How You Can Join Us
The Alliance is keen to hear from women that want:
For more information on the Alliance and how to join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to attend a future event, meet a member for coffee or hear from Crisis Group staff who are covering active conflict zones, we would be pleased to connect with you.
Learn more in our Women’s Alliance Brochure.
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