CCR's gender and peacebuilding work aims to:

  • Promote and encourage implementation of gender-sensitive peacebuilding strategies (for example, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000 on women and security, the 2003 African Union Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, and related gender equality issues);
  • Provide technical gender and peacebuilding support and advice to selected national gender machineries and other government ministries, as well as responding to requests for gender and peacebuilding technical support; and
  • Build the conflict resolution and negotiation skills of civil society women's groups and gender ministries.

As a result of this work, CCR expects that:

  • In countries in which the Centre has held gender and peacebuilding interventions, policies pertaining to gender are increasingly informed by the needs, perspectives, and experiences of grassroots women;
  • Civil society women's groups trained by CCR in conflict resolution approaches manage conflicts pertaining to gender issues and other matters in their communities more effectively;
  • Skills acquired by workshop participants will be used at institutional levels to benefit local communities;
  • Within institutions trained by CCR, the meaningful participation of women in decision-making processes will be enhanced; and
  • The Centre's gender and peacebuilding manuals are utilised effectively in training conducted by other African institutions.

CCR's gender and peacebuilding work also includes a project on Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) which seeks to:

  • Ensure that more women are meaningfully involved in peace processes and/or conflict resolution and/or reconstruction activities in Africa; and
  • Contribute towards reducing sexual violence in the areas in which Ushahidi is deployed in three African countries (South Sudan, South Africa, and Egypt/Kenya/Zambia).

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