Gender and Conflict Project Director Azadeh Moaveni meets with two men in Nigeria, 18 December 2018.CRISIS GROUP / Jorge Gutierrez Lucena

Women's Global Alliance for Peace

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:

  • To connect with a remarkable global com­munity of like-minded people.
  • To access Crisis Group’s distinguished network, including our local ex­perts, senior team and Trustees, a group which represents 30 countries at the highest levels of government, business and philanthropic institutions.
  • To engage in discussions on wide­ranging topics, including feminist foreign policy and women’s political par­ticipation, with analysts, thought leaders and experts.
  • To maximise the impact of your personal philanthropy by contributing to a pooled fund.
  • To witness the impact and progress of your collective support, to engage with the researchers undertaking fellowships and visit the regions where work is being conducted, to meet activists and local Crisis Group staff.
  • To partner with a globally recognised and respected organisation to encourage and support women’s involvement in preventing war and shaping peace.


For more information on the Alliance and how to join, please contact

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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