In conjunction with the 23 April 2019 Security Council Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Germany, the United Kingdom, and UN Women co-hosted an event calling for commitments to the WPS Agenda in advance of the 2020 20th Anniversary of UN SCR 1325.
Financial commitments: The United Kingdom commits to promote women’s meaningful participation in peace processes and have allocated GBP 300,000 of funding to this area of work. The countries of focus – although not exclusively – include Afghanistan, South Sudan and Yemen, where the UK will press for women’s needs, concerns and priorities to be taken into consideration at all levels – from the community to the negotiating table and beyond.
The UK will also commit to increase support for women working to resolve conflict, counter violent extremism and build peace at the local level, and commit GBP 800,000 to the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund over the next year.
Update 29 January 2020: Contributed over £1 million to the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund.