WOMEN ACTION FOR PEACE & NON-VIOLENCE
If MEN took War in Their Hands, It's Time WE, The Women, Take Peace in Ours!
Quarterly Update

Insan Foundation Trust (IFT) and Khwendo Kor (KK) signed MOU on February 25, for execution of the project.

IFT hird Project Manager and Project Assistant and orientated them about the project.

IFT, KK and UN Women participated in tripartite meetings, from time to time, to discuss modalities of partnership and project implementation.

IFT attended Women Peace partners' general moot, at UN Women's Islamabad office, on March 29, 2011. Representatives from IFT, Aurat Foundation, ASR Resource Center, PIMAN and KK attended this meeting.

IFT initiated district mapping to select districts and identify areas for synergies with UN Women partners, in the project "Women Action for Peace and Non-Violence". A total 25 districts to be selected.

"Women for Peace" newsletter is under process.

IFT developed and printed forms for District Partners Assessment. Selection criteria of the partners have been set. IFT will implement its component with the partnership of 50 NGOs of 25 districts.

IFT hired a consultant for development of the training manual to familiarize NGOs/CBOs with the conceptual tools as well as skills for conflict resolution and advocacy. Manual is due by the end of the second quarter, May - June, 2011

IFT got project's website registered and uploaded.(www.peaceandwomen.net)

IFT conducted monthly staff meetings to plan activities and review progress.

In support of the project "Women and Peace" Women Action for Peace (WAP) facilitated Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights (UAF) to organize an international forum "Women and Peace" at Islamabad, on January 7, 2011. IFT served as WAP's natiional secretariat at that time.(http://www.youtube.com/user/INSANFOUNDATION#p/u/10/6w1ermlpqnU). Women from Canada, USA, Kenya, UK and Italy participated, shared their experience on women, peace and non-violence and mobilized support for Pakistani NGOs. The forum was organized at Islamabad on February 07, 2011. Canadian International Development Agency, Un Women, Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights provided financial assistance.

Another support to the project is a booklet, namely Community Protection Council, aimed to enable communities to map security, address SGBV, involve women in peace building and economic development efforts.

"Women Action for Peace and Nonviolence (WAPN)" is a national level project of 3 years (2011-2013). Consortium of two organizations, namely Insan Foundation Trust (IFT) and Khwendo Kor (KK) is implementing it with the financial support of UN Women.
IFT is implementing its part in 25 districts, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and Gilgit Baltistan. Khwendo Kor (KK) is working on this project in 6 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.
Women Action for Peace & Non-violence is designed to protect women from impacts of crisis, prevent sexual and gender based violence and assist communities, women, civil society and government institutions, to strike equality among men and women, especially in peace building processes, at all levels, according to the spirit of the Constitution of Pakistan.