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					Strasbourg, 5 September 2001                         EG/Sem/Peace (2001) 2

         Inventory of initiatives and actions regarding
             women and peacebuilding in Europe

       Inventaire des initiatives et actions concernant
     les femmes et la construction de la paix en Europe

                               Ancil Adrian-Paul
                   Consultant Expert / Experte consultante
              International Alert, United Kingdom/Royaume-Uni
Strasbourg, 5 September 2001                         EG/Sem/Peace (2001) 2

         Inventory of initiatives and actions regarding
             women and peacebuilding in Europe

       Inventaire des initiatives et actions concernant
     les femmes et la construction de la paix en Europe

                        prepared for the
    Steering Committee for equality between women and men

                         préparé pour le
 Comité directeur pour l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes

                               Ancil Adrian-Paul
                   Consultant Expert / Experte consultante
              International Alert, United Kingdom/Royaume-Uni
This document is the sole responsibility of the author and does not necessarily
                reflect the opinions of the Council of Europe

 Ce document n’engage que la responsabilité de son auteur et ne reflète pas
          nécessairement les opinions du Conseil de l’Europe
If women, who are 50 percent of the world’s population, made up
   50 percent of any negotiating body, whether it be at the local,
 national, or international level, there would be a 50:50 chance of
          peaceful resolutions of disputes and conflicts.

Women have fathers, husbands, brothers and sons. In conflicts,
  it is likely that they would become fatherless, widows and lose
      brothers and sons and the economic as well as emotional
support of their menfolk. This must be the strongest reason of all
 for listening to women who seek ways to avoid such a situation
     that not only leads to personal deprivation but also causes
               hardship and the collapse of communities.
                 Women have a vested interest in peace.

Si les femmes, qui représentent 50 % de la population mondiale,
 comptaient 50 % de membres au sein de tous les organes de
      négociation, que ce soit aux niveaux local, national ou
    international, il y aurait 50 % de chances de parvenir à un
          règlement pacifique des litiges et des conflits.

       Les femmes ont des pères, des maris, des frères et des fils.
Lors de conflits, elles risquent bien souvent de devenir orpheline
  de père, veuve et de perdre leurs frères et leurs fils ainsi que le
  soutien économique et affectif des membres masculins de leur
 famille. C’est la principale raison pour laquelle il faut écouter les
  femmes qui cherchent des moyens d’éviter une telle situation,
    qui non seulement conduit à des drames personnels, mais
 provoque aussi la souffrance et la ruine des communautés. Les
      femmes ont un intérêt légitime à voir s’instaurer la paix.

Thanks are due to a number of people for this work.

Firstly, we would like to thank Emily Armistead for her sterling support and enthusiasm
in assisting to get this project off the ground. We also thank Bethan Cobley and Dessy
Roussanova for their support and encouragement. The Council of Europe‟s CDEG
members and the staff of the Equality Division who have been so supportive. Finally,
without the co-operation of the organisations themselves, the Inventory would not have
been possible.


Nous voudrions remercier un certain nombre de personnes pour leur contribution à ce

Merci tout d‟abord à Emily Armistead pour son soutien sans faille et l‟enthousiasme
avec lequel elle nous a aidés à lancer ce projet. Merci également à Bethan Cobley et à
Dessy Roussanova pour leur aide et leurs encouragements, ainsi qu‟aux membres du
CDEG et au personnel de la Division Egalité du Conseil de l‟Europe, qui nous ont si
bien soutenus. Enfin, cet inventaire n‟aurait pas été possible sans la coopération des
organisations elles-mêmes.

                                           Contents/Table des matières

Introduction / Introduction ........................................................................................................ 6/7

Definitions / Définitions ........................................................................................................ 12/13

Part I:          Organisations based in member States of the Council of Euorpe ........................ 15
Partie I:        Organisations basées dans les Etats membres du Conseil de l‟Europe ............. 15

Part II:         Organisations based in non-member States......................................................... 78
Partie II:       Organisations basées dans les Etats non membres ............................................ 78

Part III:        International, regional and other institutions and organisations ............................. 80
Partie III:      Organisations internationales, régionales et autres institutions ............................ 80

Conclusion / Conclusion ..................................................................................................... 88/89


The end of the Cold War raised hopes of new possibilities for sustainable world peace driven
by unprecedented levels of co-operation among members of the international community.
Instead, there has been disappointment and the fuelling of more intra-state conflicts than any
other time in our history. One result of this is the fragmentation of countries and the rise of
larger numbers of nation states breaking up along the fault lines of ethnicity, language,
religion and other issues. The disintegration of the Soviet Union, economic crises and the
development of many ethnic and political conflicts in the former republics of the USSR
created a new and unexpected challenge to the global community. Serious interethnic
tensions, conflicts in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Tajikistan and Russia as well as the
eruption of violence in South-East Europe resulted in the death of thousands, huge refugee
and internally displaced flows, devastated regional economies and serious setbacks in the
democratic development of these countries.1

Why a focus on women and peacebuilding?

At the same time, the battlefield has moved to the village, the street and the home with
civilians representing the overwhelming majority of the victims. Of these, it has been
acknowledged by UNHCR and other agencies that women constitute at least 80 percent of
these victims. Women‟s experiences in armed conflict, particularly internal conflict, include
rape, systematic rape, sexual assault, forced pregnancy and abortion, among other human
rights abuses. These experiences were brought to the attention of the international
community and to the world during the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, held in
Beijing, China. The seminal Platform for Action which resulted from the conference states
that:- violations of the human rights of women in situations of armed conflict are violations of
the fundamental principles of international human rights and humanitarian law…and must be
stopped immediately.2

Since then, there has been a flowering of women‟s organisations working on issues of
conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and issues which continue to focus attention
on the needs and conditions of women living in conflict situations. All across the globe - from
South Africa to Guatemala, from Kyrgystan to Northern Ireland, women have mobilised
themselves (and often their men too) to become involved in conflict prevention, peacebuilding
and post-conflict activities. In pre-conflict, during conflict and in post-conflict situations,
women try to work co-operatively, often transcending differences of class, race, religion and
national identity which are often exploited by others. They can thus find the space in-between
difficult differences. Women all over the world have been actively involved in the expanded
spheres of voluntary organisations that is a feature of post-war development of societies, as
such they continue to voice their rights and their desire to be included in peace processes.

  Peacebuilding initiatives of non-governmental organisations (Program of Action); NGO Working Group
on Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution, pg 6. Year 2000.
  Critical Area E. Women and Armed Conflict. Platform for Action, pg 83. UN DPI, New York 1996.

La fin de la guerre froide a fait naître l‟espoir que s‟offriraient de nouvelles possibilités de paix
mondiale durable grâce à des niveaux sans précédent de coopération entre les membres de
la communauté internationale. Or, cet espoir a été déçu et l‟on a vu se déclarer un nombre
de conflits interethniques sans égal dans notre histoire. Il en résulte un morcellement des
pays et l‟augmentation du nombre d‟Etats nations qui se scindent pour cause de différences
ethniques, linguistiques, religieuses ou autres. La désintégration de l‟URSS, les crises
économiques et le développement de nombreux conflits politiques et ethniques dans les
anciennes républiques soviétiques ont créé un défi nouveau et inattendu pour la
communauté mondiale. Les graves tensions interethniques, les conflits en Azerbaïdjan, en
Géorgie, en Moldova, au Tadjikistan et en Russie ainsi que l‟éruption de la violence dans le
Sud-Est de l‟Europe ont entraîné la mort de milliers de personnes, des flux énormes de
réfugiés et des personnes déplacées, des économies régionales dévastées et un grand
recul de l‟évolution démocratique dans ces pays.1

Construction de la paix: pourquoi parler des femmes?

En même temps, le champ de bataille s‟est déplacé, se situant désormais dans le village, la
rue ou le foyer et, en conséquence, les civils représentent la majorité écrasante des
victimes. Le Haut Commissariat aux réfugiés des Nations Unies et d‟autres agences ont
reconnu que les femmes représentent au moins 80 % de ces victimes. Dans les conflits
armés, surtout s‟il s‟agit d‟une guerre civile, les femmes sont victimes de viols – parfois
systématiques –, d‟agressions sexuelles, de grossesses et d‟avortements forcés, entre
autres atteintes aux droits de la personne humaine. La 4e Conférence mondiale sur les
femmes organisée en 1995 à Pékin, en Chine, a attiré l‟attention de la communauté
internationale et du monde sur ce que vivent les femmes dans les conflits armés,
notamment les conflits intérieurs. La Conférence a adopté une Plate-forme d‟action tout à fait
décisive, qui déclare que «la violation des droits fondamentaux des femmes dans les
situations de conflit armé est contraire aux principes fondamentaux des droits de l’homme et
du droit humanitaire reconnus sur le plan international […] il faut immédiatement [y] mettre un

On a assisté, depuis lors, à une floraison d‟organisations féminines qui s‟occupent de la
prévention des conflits et de la reconstruction de la paix après la guerre, continuant de mettre
l‟accent sur les besoins et les conditions des femmes vivant dans des situations de conflit.
Dans le monde entier, de l‟Afrique du Sud au Guatemala, de la Kirghizie à l‟Irlande du Nord,
les femmes se mobilisent (et leurs hommes aussi souvent) pour participer à la prévention
des conflits, à la construction de la paix et aux activités d‟après-guerre. Que ce soit avant,
pendant ou après un conflit, les femmes s‟efforcent de travailler ensemble, transcendant
souvent les différences de classe, de race, de religion et d‟identité nationale que d‟autres
cherchent au contraire à exploiter. Entre de difficiles différences, les femmes savent donc
trouver un espace d‟entente. Dans le monde entier, les femmes se sont activement
engagées dans les organisations bénévoles qui se créent toujours en grand nombre après
un conflit. Elles affirment ainsi leurs droits et leur désir de participer aux processus de paix.

  Initiatives des ONG concernant la construction de la paix (Programme d’action) ( Peacebuilding
initiatives of non-governmental organisations (Program of Action)) ; Groupe de travail des ONG sur la
prévention et la résolution des conflits, organisation Nonviolenc e International, p. 6. Année 2000.
  Objectif stratégique E. “Les femmes et les conflits armés”. Plateforme d‟action, p. 83. NU DPI, New
York 1996.

Their demand for inclusion at decision-making levels of peace processes and for a seat at
the negotiating table, and the many struggles which have invigorated the women‟s
movement, and while still ongoing, has resulted in some gains. These gains include a
number of international agreements on women‟s rights and development supporting
women‟s human rights and their equality. These include the 1979 Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and its Option Protocol
of 1999. Additionally, both the UN General Assembly and the Security Council have passed
resolutions on the issue of women and their role in peacebuilding. Most recently, following the
advocacy activities of NGOs, UN agencies and the support of several Security Council
governments, the Security Council unanimously adopted UN SC Resolution 1325 on Women
and Peace and Security issues (October 31 2000) which clearly sets out the need to include
women in such processes. In November 2000, the European Parliament adopted its
resolution on the participation of women in peaceful conflict; the report, entitled Gender-
Related Aspects of the Prevention and Resolution of Armed Conflicts was written and put
forward by its Committee on Women‟s Rights and Equal Opportunities. These instruments
and Resolutions are fitting tributes to those women all over the world that have been
recognised but also to those women at the grassroots level who have rarely, or never been
seen on the world stage. The energy, fire and enthusiasm of countless organisations,
strategic partnerships and alliances which were formed across regions and countries for
this very purpose have been recognised through the current shift in attitude, and political will,
to women and their peacebuilding roles.

The Inventory

In recognition of this shift and the gap in knowledge of the international com munity regarding
organisations focusing on women and peacebuilding activities in Europe, the Council of
Europe‟s Steering Committee for Equality between Men and Women (CDEG) supported the
production of an Inventory on Initiatives and Actions regarding Women and Peacebuilding in
Europe. The Inventory focuses primarily on NGOs and organisations, both women led and
otherwise, involved in either conflict prevention, conflict resolution, post conflict or
peacebuilding work. It excludes universities and other such organisations. It is not exhaustive,
but should be seen as a starting point and a tool to be used by organisations, creating links
with others and providing information on organisations engaged in this area. The CDEG has
agreed to use the Inventory as a background document for the Seminar on the participation of
women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts being organised by the committee in
Strasbourg on 20-21 September 2001.


In order to collect the information from NGOs and other organisations engaged in
peacebuilding activities in Europe, a questionnaire was designed and circulated to
organisations with a request that they complete it with details of their work and other specific
information. This was supplemented by telephone interviews, email contact and faxes.
Information was drawn from the internet, annual reports and other publications produced by
NGOs. The information collected was cross-checked with the members of the CDEG and by
the organisations listed.

Les femmes ont élevé la voix pour exiger de participer aux prises de décision dans les
processus de paix, pour demander une place à la table des négociations; les mouvements
de femmes ont traversé, et traversent encore, avec une vigueur toujours renouvelée, de
multiples batailles. Tout cela a porté quelques fruits, parmi lesquels plusieurs accords
internationaux sur le développement et les droits des femmes appuyant les droits
fondamentaux des femmes et leur égalité avec les hommes. Citons par exemple la
Convention sur l‟élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l‟égard des femmes
(1979) et son Protocole facultatif de 1999. En outre, l‟Assemblée générale des Nations Unies
et le Conseil de Sécurité ont voté des résolutions sur la question des femmes et sur leur rôle
dans la construction de la paix. Tout récemment, en réponse aux demandes des ONG et des
organismes des Nations Unies, et encouragé par les gouvernements de plusieurs de ses
pays membres, le Conseil de Sécurité a adopté à l‟unanimité la Résolution 1325 sur les
femmes, la paix et la sécurité (31 octobre 2000) qui affirme clairement la nécessité de faire
participer les femmes aux processus de paix. En novembre 2000, le Parlement européen a
adopté sa Résolution sur la participation des femmes au règlement pacifique des conflits; le
rapport, intitulé Prévention et règlement des conflits armés: aspects liés au genre, a été
rédigé et présenté par sa Commission des droits de la femme et de l‟égalité des chances.
Ces instruments et ces résolutions sont un juste hommage aux femmes du monde entier
dont l‟action a été reconnue, mais aussi à celles qui travaillent à la base et qui n‟apparaissent
que rarement, voire jamais, sur la scène internationale. Grâce à cette évolution des attitudes
et des volontés politiques, le rôle des femmes dans la construction de la paix est désormais
reconnu; c‟est à elles que l‟on doit l‟énergie, l‟enthousiasme qui animent les innombrables
organisations, partenariats et alliances qui se sont formés à travers les régions et les pays à
des fins de paix.


Constatant ce changement et l‟insuffisance des connaissances de la communauté
internationale au sujet des organisations s‟occupant des femmes et des activités de
construction de la paix en Europe, le Comité directeur pour l‟égalité entre les femmes et les
hommes du Conseil de l‟Europe (CDEG) a soutenu la rédaction d‟un inventaire sur les
initiatives et actions relatives aux femmes et à la construction de la paix en Europe.
L‟inventaire porte essentiellement sur les ONG et les organisations – dirigées ou non par des
femmes – dont le travail est axé sur la prévention ou la résolution des conflits, les actions
d‟après conflit, la construction de la paix. Il exclut les universités et organismes assimilés.
Tout en n‟étant pas exhaustif, cet inventaire est un point de départ que les organisations sont
censées utiliser comme un instrument, qui crée des liens et fournit des informations sur les
organisations actives dans ce domaine. Le CDEG a décidé d‟utiliser cet inventaire comme
document de référence lors du séminaire sur la participation des femmes à la prévention et
au règlement des conflits que le comité organisera les 20 et 21 septembre 2001, à


Afin de recueillir des informations auprès des ONG et d‟autres organisations engagées dans
des activités de construction de la paix en Europe, un questionnaire a été élaboré et diffusé
auprès des organisations afin qu‟elles donnent des précisions sur leurs travaux et d‟autres
informations spécifiques. L‟envoi du questionnaire a été complété par des entretiens
téléphoniques, des contacts par courrier électronique et fax. Des informations ont été
recueillies sur l‟Internet, dans des rapports annuels et d‟autres publications diffusées par des
ONG. Les renseignements collectés ont été soigneusement vérifiés par les membres du
CDEG et par les organisations elles-mêmes.

The results of the inventory highlights the fact that there are a considerable number of
organisations focusing on women and peacebuilding initiatives. While these take many
different forms, organisations appear to focus more on 5 main themes. These are initiatives

   contribute to women‟s economic independence after violent conflict
   reduce violence against women
   provide legal advice
   assist reconstruction and reconciliation work
   promote women‟s involvement in politics.

A la lumière des résultats de cet inventaire, on constate que les organisations consacrées
aux femmes et à la construction de la paix sont extrêmement nombreuses. Les initiatives
sont très variées; cependant, toutes ces organisations semblent se concentrer sur cinq
thèmes principaux. Elles s‟efforcent de:

      contribuer à l‟indépendance économique des femmes après un conflit violent;
      réduire la violence envers les femmes;
      fournir des conseils juridiques;
      travailler à la reconstruction et à la réconciliation
      promouvoir la participation des femmes à la vie politique.

For the purposes of this inventory the following terms are defined as stated.

Conflict Prevention: Measures taken and efforts made to prevent the breakdown of
peaceful conditions. It aims to prevent existing tensions from escalating into violence and to
contain the spread of conflict when it occurs. This may include measures to prevent the
collapse of the social fabric and the resulting fragmentation of the society. Women should be
central in this.

Conflict resolution: The process of building bridges between hostile communities, working
to clarify issues which represent points of confrontation between them and creating new
opportunities for developing renewed relationships based upon a process of peaceful change
and grassroots reconciliation. The focus of this is often on men, for example, as church or
community leaders. However, creating initiatives to bring women together in discussion can
bring greater vibrancy and legitimacy to a peace process.

Post-conflict or Peacebuilding Work: The employment of measures which consolidate
peaceful relations and societal institutions in order to contribute to the creation of an
environment which deters the emergence or the escalation of tensions which may lead to
violent conflicts. To achieve this, the root causes of violence need to be identified and
eradicated. This may involve a radical upheaval of existing structures. It is vital that this
process is gendered. Sustainable, positive peace can only be achieved through democracy,
egalitarianism and the protection of human rights. It is therefore essential that women‟s rights
are acknowledged and safe-guarded. In this way peacebuilding does more than simply
returning a society to its pre-conflict state.

Post-conflict reconstruction also involves dealing with the damage caused by war. Women
have particular needs in this process which are different from those of men and therefore are
often overlooked. For example, the provision of psychological or physical health services or
legal support in order to prosecute in cases of rape or other war crimes.


Les termes contenus dans cet inventaire sont définis comme suit:

Prévention des conflits: mesures et efforts destinés à empêcher la détérioration d‟une
situation de paix. Elle vise à ce que les tensions existantes ne dégénèrent pas en violence et
à ce que le conflit, s‟il survient, ne s‟étende pas. La prévention des conflits peut comprendre
des mesures visant à éviter que le tissu social ne se déchire, entraînant ainsi une
fragmentation de la société. Les femmes ont ici un rôle central à jouer.

Résolution des conflits: elle signifie jeter des ponts entre des communautés hostiles,
chercher à clarifier les questions qui donnent lieu à confrontation, et créer de nouvelles
occasions de développer de nouvelles relations basées sur un processus d‟évolution
pacifique et de réconciliation à la base. Elle repose souvent sur les hommes - responsables
politiques ou religieux, par exemple. Cependant, l‟implication des femmes dans les
discussions peut apporter à un processus de paix plus de résonance et de légitimité.

Actions d’après conflit, construction de la paix: mise en oeuvre de dispositions
consolidant les relations pacifiques et les institutions sociétales, afin de créer un
environnement peu favorables à l‟émergence de tensions ou à l‟escalade des tensions déjà
existantes susceptibles d‟entraîner des conflits violents. Pour y parvenir, il convient d‟identifier
et d‟éradiquer les causes profondes de la violence, ce qui peut impliquer un bouleversement
radical des structures existantes. Il est absolument vital qu‟un tel processus implique les
femmes. On ne peut atteindre de véritable paix durable qu‟à travers la démocratie,
l‟égalitarisme et la protection des droits de l‟homme. Il est donc essentiel de reconnaître et de
sauvegarder les droits des femmes. Ainsi, construire la paix signifie plus que simplement
ramener une société à sa situation d‟avant conflit.

La reconstruction de la paix après un conflit implique également la réparation des dégâts
occasionnés par la guerre. A cet égard, les femmes ont des besoins particuliers, souvent
différents de ceux des hommes et auxquels on ne prête souvent pas assez attention; par
exemple, la mise en place de services de santé traitant des aspects physiques ou
psychologiques, ou une aide juridique afin de poursuivre les auteurs de viols et d‟autres
crimes de guerre.
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Albanian Centre of Human Rights
Tirana, Albania
Tel: ++355 42 39121
Contact: Kozara Kati, Director

Albanian Helsinki Committee
Rr. Ali Demi, Pall. 2, ap. 12, Shk 2, Tirana, Albania
Tel:++355 (42) 33671
Fax:++355 (42) 33671
Contact: Vasilica Hysi, Executive Director

Counselling Centre for Women and Girls
PO Box 2416/1, Tirana, Albania
Tel: ++355 42 33409
Fax: ++355 42 33408
Contact: Aida Bushati

Foundation            for     Conflict Resolution               and      Reconciliation           of
The Foundation for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation of Disputes, founded in 1995, seeks to
contribute to the improvement of relations in Albanian society through mediation and reconciliation of
disputes between both individuals and social groups. Economic and property issues are presently at the
root of many such problems in Albania. The foundation has a network of mediators throughout the
country. Its output includes seminars, publications, scholarly conferences, etc. It is independent and

Rr. Him Kolli 45, Tirana, Albania
Tel: +355 42 248681
Fax: +355 42 232739
Contact: Rasim Gjoka, Executive Director
AUSTRIA                                             16


Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution
The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution aims to contribute to peace and peaceful
conflict resolution and to the promotion of practical ideas for peace, including its developmental and
environmental aspects. To further help advance its goals, ASPR established in 1988 the European
University Centre for Peace Studies (EPU), an NGO with UNESCO status. The EPU concentrates on
university-level programmes and courses in peace research and peace education designed mainly for
post-graduate students who aspire to, or have started careers in such fields as science, education,
government, culture, economics and international management. Since 1993 ASPR and EPU have
provided the infrastructure, staff support and expertise for the International Civilian Peace-Keeping and
Peace-Building Training Program (IPT), the first programme in this area world-wide to provide training to
professionals from a variety of cultural, organisational and professional backgrounds. It aims to create a
pool of civilian professional who are available for civilian peace-keeping and peace-building on a stand-by
basis. Four-week courses, partly dedicated to a specialisation of choice (e.g. mediation, election
assistance) are offered several times a year. As its name suggests, ASPR also carries out research.
Among its main foci are European peace politics, peace education and peace movement, NGOs and
social movements. These and other studies produce a steady flow of publications. ASPR also co -
organises a yearly State of Peace conference, which it hosts every other year.

Rochusplatz 1, A - 7461 Stadtschlaining
Tel: ++ 43 3355 2498
Fax: ++ 43 3355 2662
Contact: Arno Truger (Deputy of the Executive President)

Osterreichische Friedensdienste (Austrian Peace Service)
Based in Austria, the APS implements its projects in Croatia and other parts of the Former Yugoslavia.
The organisation was established more than five years ago. Operating bot h as a local Austrian NGO and
as part of the European Network Civil Peace Service, APS is engaged with women, conflict prevention,
post-conflict and peacebuilding activities. Nationally, APS is part of the platform of Austrian Peace

Maiffredygasse 11, A - 8010 Graz
Tel: ++ 316 38 22 58
Fax: ++ 316 38 22 58 21
Contact: Veronique Nitsche or Pete Hammerle
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Conflict Research Center (CRC)
CRC was founded as a non-governmental research center in partnership with the Center for International
Development and Conflict management of the University of Maryland USA. It combines scholarship,
research and practical applications to many of the challenges facing the country in its transitional period
after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Its main goal is institutionalisation of a culture of conflict
prevention and management as an integral part of a civil society.

53 Fizuli Str,. Ent.3/61, Baku, 370014 Azerbaijan
Tel.: ( +99412 ) 940836
Fax: (+99412) 940836

Contact: Gulshan Pashayeva.

Azerbaijan Council of Transcaucasus Women Dialogue
Date of establishment: June 1994.
The main goal is to contribute into development of peace and democracy in the Transcaucasus through
(i) second track diplomacy, (ii) education (hence seminars). Arrange seminars for university graduate
and undergraduate students from Azerbaijan and/or other Transcaucasus countries. Courses: Business
Ethics; Conflict Management and Prevention; International Negotiation and/or Mediation; Leadership in
the XXI Century.

108 Samed Vurgun str., apt. 71, Baku, Azerbaijan
Telefax: +99412 415672
Contact: Rena Safaralieva

Azerbaijan Women and Development Centre
A national research and practical Women‟s NGO in Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC, a
focal point of the INSTRAW, member of “The Hague Appeal for Peace Movement”, created in 1995 to
improve the status of women and children, including refugees, IDPs, people suffered from war and
violence and also provides their participation in conflict resolution and peace building.

 3/6, S.Rustamov str., 370001, Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +99412 927920
Fax: +99412 972073
Contact: Elmira Suleymanova, President

Azerbaijan Association of International Studies
Comprise scientists and students from various educational institutions specialised in international
relations, international law and political sciences. The association is concerned with issues of
integration, human rights and conflicts. A separate committee within the association deals specifically
with issues relating to the Karabakh conflict and organizes political dialogues in an effort to find a
peaceful solution to the problem.

1, Adil Iskenderov str., 370004 Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel: +99412 390093
Fax: +99412 933858
AZERBAIJAN                                        18


Gender and Human Rights Research Union
The aim of the organisation is to carry out scientific research on gender studies, human rights problems
in the process of the democratic development and ideological pluralism, participation of women in peace
building and decision-making. It promotes inter-scientific collaboration on gender and human rights
issues, research of socio-philosophy and law conceptions connected with gender and human rights
issues. It holds training, networking, group organisation, dissemination of information.

15 Husseyn Javid av., apt.10, 370073 Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel.: +99412 393747, 393461, 393827

Azerbaijani Women’s Society “Sevil”
The society provides social protection of women and children, encourages women‟s empowerment in
society, works on projects to implement rehabilitation of refugees and IDPs, involves women into peace
and conflict prevention actions and programmes. The main goal is women advocacy, research on gender
, human rights.

96, Zardabi str., Baku 370102, Azerbaijan
Tel: +99412 311277
Fax: +99412 311277
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Association of Protestant Development Organisations in Europe
APRODEV is an international non-governmental network. Established for more than five years,
APRODEV implements initiatives as well as provides funds to selected organisations. APRODEV‟s
main focus is on development work and humanitarian aid. They engage in projects with long term and
short term local partners and other organisations worldwide. The major part of their work is on post-
conflict and peacebuilding

rue Joseph II 174, B-1000,Brussels, Belgium
Tel: ++ 32 2 234 6840
Fax: ++ 32 2 231 1413
Contact: Karin Ulmer, Gender Officer

Centre for European Security and Disarmament
CESD is an international organisation which is based in Belgium but which operates as a network,
locally, nationally and regionally. CESD is engaged in projects on the resolution of conflict, post -conflict
activities and peacebuilding work. In their training of other NGOs and activists, CESD incorporates
women‟s needs, providing training for women‟s NGOs.

115 rue Stevin, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel:++322 230 0732
Fax:++ 322 230 2467
Contact:Thomas Skold

Femmes Pour la Paix
This is a local NGO and worldwide network engaged in women, conflict prevention and peacebuilding
activities and which has been established for more than five years. Femmes pour la Paix disseminates
information through lectures and discussionS around issues of peacebuilding . The organisation also
publishes a bulletin which is disseminated to their members.

L‟Amazone, rue du Meridian 10, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: ++ 33 2 229 3847
Fax: ++ 32 2 229 3801
Contact: Lyna Traducine

Flemish NGO Consultation on Conflict Prevention
Since early 1996 a number of Flemish peace, human rights, humanitarian and development
organisations have been engaged in a regular consultation on conflict prevention. Some of the
participants are involved in concrete fieldwork, e.g. mediation in Eastern Europe, while others are
dedicated to advocacy work concerning certain countries or regions. Given the increasing involvement of
NGOs in this field, but also the fragmented character of their activities and the know-how which both
they and policy-makers possess, they decided to seek closer co-operation. This enables them to
operate more effectively and to inform the official Belgian agenda. In practical terms, the co-operation
means that an inventory of existing research policy and NGO initiatives is being drawn up and that a
number of joint actions are to be developed. Networking with similar initiatives in Europe and the USA, in
order to share information and experiences, is in full swing. The consultation will focus on three areas:
development co-operation as an instrument for conflict prevention; strategies, especially for NGOs, to
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prevent or resolve conflicts in the process of escalation; and the concept, methodology and strategies of
peace-building. In study sessions, NGO experiences in each of these fields will be put to the test of
academic knowledge. As the platform is taking shape, it is envisaged to engage in other areas such as
public education, training and lobbying. Participants include War Resisters' International, the Red Cross,
the International Federation for Human Rights and Amnesty International, the National Centre for
Development Co-operation, and Flemish or Belgian sections of Pax Christi.

c/o Pax Christi Flanders, Italiëlei 98 A, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel: ++32 (3) 225 1000
Fax: ++32 (3) 225 0799
Contact: Jef Van Hecken, Co-ordinator

Pax Christi International
Oude Grammarkt 21
1000, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: ++ 32 2 502 5550
Fax: ++ 32 2 502 4626
Contact: Etienne de Jonghe, International Secretary

Quaker Council for European Affairs
The Quaker Council for European Affairs is a religious organisation which works on the peaceful
resolution of conflicts, focusing on the countries of the Council of Europe. The Quaker Council is in the
process of establishing a European Peace Agency, which would develop and strengthen the capacity of
communities and institutions to respond to outbreaks of conflict, and build new relationships between
peoples in conflict. This co-ordinating, funding and enabling agency would be active in the field of early
warning, peace-making, civilian peace-keeping, peace-building, and training.

Square Ambiorix 50, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Tel: ++32 (2) 230 4935
Fax: ++32 (2) 230 6370
Contact:Richard Seebohm, Director

Solidar is an alliance of NGOs, trade unions and campaigning groups from 15 countries, with links to the
social democratic and socialist parties and to the trade union movement. It is active in the fields of
development work, humanitarian and emergency assistance, social welfare policy in Europe and Eastern
Europe, development education, policy formulation, lobbying and mediation. Its conflict -related activities
focus mainly on Bosnia. It has also sent a peace delegation to Ireland. In the future, Solidar plans to
send observer delegations to areas of conflict.

22 Rue de Commerce, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: ++32 (2) 743 0573
Fax: ++32 (2) 743 0589
Email: or
Contact: Natalia Heyraud, Personal Assistant

WIDE - Network of Women in Development Europe
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WIDE is a network of individuals and non-governmental organisations which work to influence European
and international policies in gender and development issues, with the objective of empowering women
worldwide. WIDE, Brussels does not of itself engage in conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities
but works through its national platforms which work on this issue.

Rue du Commerce 70, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel++ 32 2 545 9070
Fax: ++ 32 2 512 7342
Contact: Gabriella Kienesberger, Senior Administrator

Women in Black
WiB Belgium is a local organisation which is part of the global network Women in Black which has
been established for more than five years and which is well known for its activities to promote the human
rights of women. WiB both provides funds and implements initiatives. The organisations has been
involved in weekly vigilances for women in black in the former Yugoslavia. They have also organised
theatre projects, photo exhibitions and provides moral support.

Corbeelplein 4, 3012 Wilsele
Tel: ++ 32 016 201325
Contact: Lieve Snellings
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Animus Association
Animus Association is a women‟s NGO aiming to provide professional psychological and social
assistance to women victims of violence. The priorities of the association are to work for women‟s
intellectual, professional and personal development, to improve their status in society, and to develop
and co-ordinate a network of institutions, services and organisations for support and protection of
violated women. The Animus team consists of women in helping professions, such as psychologists,
psychiatrists, psychotherapists, doctors, social workers, etc. The name of the Association comes from
K.G. Jung's terminology. "Animus" is the masculine side of a woman's personality. "Animus" is the
source of the problems in the personal world of the woman and also the creative power to solve them. It
is the weakness and strength of the woman's soul. Some of the projects developed by the association
are Violence and its Victims, A New Possibility, Service for Support of Raped Women, Bulgarian Project
against Trafficking of Women, Good Practices for Mental Health for Women in Bulgaria, Hot Telephone
Line, Social Club "Who is Margarita?", "La Strada Project for Bulgaria" etc. Projects include; `Working
for Women's intellectual, professional and personal development and working for the improvement of
women's status in society. Such projects stimulate changes in Bulgarian society and family. Developing
projects and programmes for supporting women and children. Mediating among different governmental
institutions and non-governmental organisations and to co-ordinate their efforts toward the problems of
violence against women.

Slavyanska Street, #30, 4th floor, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Tel./Fax: ++359 2 981 6740
Tel: ++359 2 873 198; (+359 2) 981 0570
Contact : Maria Chomarova, Chair

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF)
BGRF was formed in June 1998 in Sofia by women committed to work in the field of women‟s rights.
These women have previous experience in advocacy,education, monitoring violations of human rights,
lobbying for legislative changes, preparing publications, networking. The group consists of lawyers,
academics and women‟s rights activists. BGRF is an independent non-governmental organisation that
promotes social equality and women‟s human rights in Bulgaria through research, education and
advocacy programs. The main goals are promoting and facilitating the achievement of a gender balanced
society in Bulgaria based on equal representation of women and men; the dissemination of information
and raising awareness about women‟ s rights and gender issues in Bulgaria; advocacy aimed at
achieving compliance with the Universal and European standards in the field of Human Ri ghts and the
universally recognised values of democracy. Their projects include: Elimination of Violence Against
Women through Research and Education; Women‟s Empowerment in the Privatisation Process
Promoting the Women‟s Participation as Candidates and Voters in the Forthcoming Local Elections

12, Liuben Karavelov St., Sofia 1142, P.O.B. 938, Bulgaria
Tel/Fax: ++359 2 9808801
Tel.++359 2 9808801
Contact: Genoveva Tisheva, Executive Director

Centre "NADYA -DE"
The Nadya Centre provides psychological, medical and juridical assistance and support to battered
women and their children. The team working at the centre consists of various specialists and
professionals: medical staff, psychologists, lawyers and journalists. The Centre provides: hotline
consultations; therapeutically programs, juridical advice, training of volunteers and are also involved in
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lobbying activities, establishing of network and contacts with similar services and organisations /incl.
Government institutions, the Court, Police Departments, health services, and others/. The Centre works
with the media with the chief objective of informing the public and relevant institutions on the problems of
violence and battered women. There also functions a Shelter with anonymous address providing security
and therapeutical treatment to women-victims of violence and their children

46, Konstantin Irechek Str., Sofia 1606, Bulgaria
Tel/Fax: ++359/2/51 73 64
Contact person: Rosanka Venelinova

Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation
The GPBF is a non-governmental, non-profit women‟s organisation aimed at increasing the awareness of
society towards the issues of gender equality. The Gender Project for the Bulgaria Foundation was
established in 1994. The Foundation works on the problems of domestic violence, employment
discrimination of women, and sexual harassment in the work place. The organisation is involved in
training women entrepreneurs on how to fight unemployment and poverty. They work for the guaranteeing
of equal opportunities for women to participate in all spheres of private and social life through providing
equal access to the resources of society. Their projects include the Elimination of Domestic Violence
through Research and Education of Society,1997-1998, the Promotion of Gender Issues in School
Education,1998-1999 and Self-Employment - A Way to Decrease Women‟s Poverty,1999

41, Neofit Rilski Street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Tel: ++359 2 986 4710
Fax: ++359 2 9873058
Contact: Stanimira Hadjimitova, Executive Director

International Women’s Club – Plovdiv ’95
The International Women‟s Club is a non-profit organisation uniting women of different age, qualification,
family and citizen status. It aims to promote internationally accepted human rights standards, the
achievement of gender equality in the family and in the society, and to encourage women‟s participation
in business and in local and national authority. The organisation provides emergency assistance to
disabled and unemployed women and single mothers. In 1997-1998 they organised mutual assistance
groups and courses for the additional qualification of disabled women; lectures and courses for
enlargement of the legal and business capacities of women and the training of women in micro-

6th of September St. 148, floor 2, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Tel/Fax: tel.: (+359 32) 62 21 50
Fax: (+359 32) 62 68 51
Contact: Daniela Eldurova, Chairman

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Foundation
The Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Foundation is engaged in studying conflicts and elaborating
intervention strategies for ethnic, environmental and social disputes. It also conducts training sessions
on conflict-management skills, negotiation and mediation. The foundation is part of a network of centres
for conflict resolution that includes national universities and institutions in Warsaw, Moscow, Budapest,
Prague, Bratislava and Kiev. The foundation works in close co-operation with the US NGO Partners for
Democratic Change, setting up four regional centres in the country. In Sofia, the Foundation has created
the Bulgarian Centre on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

10 Jagoda Street, Sofia 1126, Bulgaria
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Tel: +359 (2) 522 592
Fax: +359 (2) 627 865
Contact: Antoinette Shishmanova, Chair

Women's Alliance for Development
The Women's Alliance for Development (W.A.D.) works for sustainable development of the society
through gender equality of rights, responsibilities, access t o resources and to the decision-making
process in the family and in the social economic and political life of the country. The Women‟s Alliance
for Development (W.A.D.) works with women‟s organisations, informal groups or individual women for
sustainable development of the society and its human resources through equal opportunities for women
and men in respect to rights, responsibilities, access to resources and decision-making in the family as
well as in the social, political and economic life of the count ry. The Alliance was established in the end
of 1996. W.A.D. is a network in itself. As an organisation the Alliance builds on the experience, vision
and commitment of individual women who, at the same time, are also active in other women‟s NGOs
thus creating a network of independent NGOs (for the most active partners, please see under
NETWORK). Women's Resource Centre: (information, communication, training, lobbying, networking)
The Centre provides services to facilitate three different processes: a) women‟s self-organising at
grassroots level; b) creating horizontal networks - linking women‟s groups and projects within the
country; c) creating vertical networks - linking grassroots with the international level. The WCR is
currently developing services to funders as intermediary (administering Charity Know How's Bulgaria
Small Grants Programme 1998-99). W.A.D. exchanges information with 12 women‟s centres and
networks in 10 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and is an active member of Karat Coalition for
Regional Action, Network of East-West Women, Huairou Commission, CEDAW in Action, WAVE,
Social Watch. The Women‟s Alliance monitors and reports on the implementation on national level of
the Global Plans for Action related to the main UN Conferences (with focus on the Social Summit -
Copenhagen, on population - Cairo, on women - Beijing, on human settlements - Istanbul). In January
1998, during CEDAW‟s 18th session in New York, we presented a shadow report on the implementation
in Bulgaria of the UN Women‟s Convention and lobbied successfully the UN Committee on the
Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

2, Neofit Rilski Street, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: +359-2/980 55 32,
Fax: +359-2/980 59 20
E-mail: ,
Contact: Regina Indjeva, Pavlina Filipova

Women's Health Initiative in Bulgaria
The Women's Health Initiative in Bulgaria supports women in their efforts to prevent illness and ensure
good health for themselves and their families through advocacy, research, educat ion, and dissemination
of information related to health issues facing all members of Bulgarian society and focusing on women
and girls. The specific interests of the Women's Health Initiative are the psychological and social
missions of women's somatic health and women's rights in the system of health care. This organisation
fills a major gap in current health promotion and research initiatives, in which the problems of women's
health are frequently marginalised. There is an under-representation of women's health issues in medical
and social science research and in legislation. They believe that the basic rights of access is not
adequately met for all women, including not only the right to appropriate treatment, but also the rights for
prevention, information, choice, safety, privacy and confidentiality, comfort, and participation in medical
decision-making. The Women's Health Initiative, active nationally in Bulgaria was established in the
Summer of 1998. The organisational initiative came from three women working in the fields of health
promotion, health education, health psychology and women's studies.

Pushkin Blvd. #20, Sofia 1618, Bulgaria
Tel: ++ 359 2 56 49 44
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Anti-War Campaign Croatia
The Anti-War Campaign (ARK) represents the hub of a network of various opposition, refugee,
humanitarian, publishing and peace activists' organisations. It is engaged in mediation among refugees,
conflict resolution training, delivering public lectures on non-violence and conflict-related issues and in
organising discussions. The campaign has co-sponsored a peace initiative in Pakrac, a town in the UN-
Protected Area divided by the front line. The members of the network include the Centers for Peace,
Nonviolence and Human Rights in Osijek (contact: Katarina Kruhonja) and Daruvar, human rights groups
in Rijeka and Zagreb and peace research and education groups in Porec, Zagreb and Zupanja.

Gajeva 55/1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel: +385 (1) 431 374
 Fax: +385 (1) 432 456
 Contact: Vesna Terselic, Network Co-ordinator

Be Active Be Emancipated (B.a.B.e.)
This organisation advocates for concrete changes in Croatia through the monitoring of Croatian laws and
the media. The organise workshops and seminars among other activities. B.a.B.e has also secured a
place for the beginning of interethnic dialogue within Croatia and elsewhere in the region. They organise
campaigns with extensive media coverage.

Vlaska 79/111, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel/Fax: ++ 385 1 4611686
Contact: Kristina Mihalec

Centre for Education and Counselling of Women (CESI)
CESI was founded in 1997 in Zagreb, Croatia to provide psycho-social and humanitarian help. CESI aims
to empower women to gain control over their lives, to improve their psycho-social well-being and to
create conditions for co-operation of women from different backgrounds to develop tolerance and
advocate for women‟s rights.

Gajeva 55, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel:++ 385 1 431374
Fax: ++ 385 1 432456
Contact: Bordana Obradovic, Project Co-ordinator

Centre for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights
This organisation is non-governmental, non-partisan and non-for-profit. The Centre is located in the
Croatian town of Osijek and aims to promote peace as a dynamic process through educational and
advisory programmes. It focuses on helping Croats and Serbs to create a mutual understanding of the
problem. The Centre‟s funders believe that reconciliation is the beginning of spiritual renewal and a
prerequisite for building relationships which preclude violence. It is open to all peoples of good will
regardless of ethnic background, national affiliation, religion and ideology.

Okersovanje 4, HR - 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Tel: ++ 385 31 20 6886
Fax: ++ 385 31 20 6889
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Contact: Katarina Kruhowja, President

Centre for the Protection of Human Rights
This is a local NGO that works in collaboration with other organisations such as t he Council of Europe
to organise roundtables and seminars. It provides conflict prevention and resolution education for
vulnerable groups, including women.

1/III Krizaniceva, 1000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel & Fax: ++ 385 1 461 1704

Croatian Helsinki Committee
Smiciklasova 23/Ii, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: ++385 (1) 455 2020/6963
Fax: ++385 (1) 455 2524
Contact: Ivan Z. Cicak, President

Centre for Grassroots Relief Work
Av Dubrovnik 10, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Fax: +385 1 355 1443
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The International Eco-peace Village (IEV)
IEV focuses on the empowerment of women and youth through experiential training in conflict resolution
and global environmental security. It is dedicated to the resolution of human and ecological problems
and was founded in 1998. The group includes dedicated women, academics, parliamentarians, conflict
resolution and gender activists and experts, and latterly - men. IEV has organised two youth workshops
(1999 and 2000) to which they invited young men and women leaders from the Middle East, Cyprus,
Turkey and Greece and all dealing with peace and environmental issues. IEV is planning a Women‟s
workshop entitle `new Inter-Relationships in the 21st century Europe: Gender, Conflict Resolution and
Sustainability (October 2001).

PO Box 25, 7743 Psematismenos, Larnaca, Cyprus
Tel: ++ 357 2 436940
Fax: ++ 357 9 521701
Contact: Dr Maria Hadjipavlou-Trigeorgis, Member of the Executive Committee

The Peace Centre
The Centre is dedicated to the promotion of peace in Cyprus and the world through the organisation of a
variety of activities aimed at transforming adversial cultures into ones that are respectful of others.
Founded in 1991, following the establishment of a Women‟s Studies Centre (1988), the Centre has, over
the years, been very instrumental in promoting a series of conflict resolution workshops, seminars and
lectures on building a peace system in public education and building bridges of understanding between
Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot citizens. It has over 200 members and has organised bi -communal
activities on both sides of the island.

Box 3837, 1688 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel/Fax:++ 357 2 436940
Contact: Dr Maria Hadjipavlou-Trigeorgis, President

United Nations Association
PO Box 1508, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: ++357 2 443598
Fax: ++357 2 441560

Women’s Civic Initiative for Peace
This innovative initiative was announced by the Women‟s Research Centre and the Patriotic Women‟s
Union in November 1999. It was meant to make women‟s voices heard in negotiations and in the peace
process in Cyprus. The initiative sent letters to UN Secretary-General and other high level dignitaries.
They also organised two training workshops on the role of the Northern Ireland Women‟s Coalition in the
peace process and the second on the `Cyprus Conflict:Can both sides be right?`

Women‟s Research Centre
19 Necmi Avkiran Street
Lefkosha, Nicosia, Cyprus
Fax: ++ 90 392 22 83823

Women’s Movement for Peace and a Federal Solution
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7 Haciali Apt, Muzzaffer Pasca Cad, Lefkosha-Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: ++90392 22 82148

Women’s Research Centre
Involved in conflict resolution and mediation. Founded by Sevgul Uludag, the Women‟s Research Centre
has worked with the Patriotic Women‟s union and the Women‟s Movement for Peace and a Federal
Solution to demand that women be a part of the negotiating process in Cyprus.

19 Necmi Avkiran St, Lefkosha-Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: ++90392 22 75407
Fax ++90392 22 83823
Contact: Sevgul Uludag, Founder

Women Walk Home
Contact: Dr. Helen Soteriou
16 Sina, Nataly Court, flat 521
Engomi, Nicosia
Tel: ++357 2 672188
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Copenhagen Peace Research Institute
The Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI) runs peace research programmes in the areas of
European security (EUR), military restructuring (MIL) and security in the Nordic and Balt ic Sea Area
(NORD). COPRI has also recently a new programme called Intra-state Conflicts: Causes and Peace
Strategies (CONF), which focuses on the type of civil wars dominated by ethno-national, cultural and in
some cases economic aspects of struggles for power. It has several sub-projects, amongst them on
conflict prevention and minority rights issues. Another new area of focus is global governance and the
UN System (GOV). The background for the GOV programme is that the international or world society is
undergoing profound changes in many dimensions and that the processes of “globalisation” have
substantial effects on international politics and not least on security and peace.

COPRI, Fredericiagade 18, 1310 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Tel: ++45 33 45 50 50
Fax: ++45 33 45 50 60
Contact: Haakan Wiberg, Director of COPRI until September 2001 – than Tarja Cronberg

Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution
The Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution is an NGO providing workshops and training to humanitarian
and other social organisations and institutions in Denmark and abroad. In Denmark, The Neighbourhood
Mediation Project aims at empowering people in urban housing areas to solve their own conflicts. The
School Project promotes creative conflict management in schools involving pupils, teachers and parents.
Abroad, the centre is engaged in training and the empowerment of Tibetans living in India. The Centre
also supports local NGOs in the Balkans by providing courses on the training of trainers and helping to
re-establish cross boundary networks. The centre co-operates with TFF (Sweden), Friedensbrügge
(Switzerland), Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (US), and various NGOs in the former Yugoslavia

Noerrebrogade 32, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
Tel: ++45 3537 1052
Fax: ++45 3537 9052
Contact: Else Hammerich

Danish Centre for Human Rights
The Danish Centre for Human Rights is a national human rights institution with several programmes in
the field of conflict prevention and resolution. These aim to contribute to the building of a society based
on the rule of law and respect for human rights, and thereby preventing conflict. International partnership
programmes focus on: i) studies and research, including research partnership programmes; ii) reform of
law and society; iii) access to justice; iv) civil society and research centre; v) education.

Wilders Plads 8 H, 1403 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel: ++45 32 698888
Fax: ++45 32 698800
Contact: Birgit Lindsnaes, Director of the Department for Partnership Programmes
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DanChurch Aid (DCA)
DanChurch Aid is a relief and development organisation which operates as part of a network of church
organisations which includes the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Lutheran World Federation
(LWF) and Action By Churches Together (ACT) as well as the Association of Protestant Development
Organisations (APRODEV). DCA has programmes on human rights, peace and reconciliation projects. It
has been in operation for over 75 years. DCA has programmes in Russia, “the former Yugoslavia
Republic of Macedonia” and Romania, among other countries in the world.

Norregade 13, 1165 Copenhagen K
Tel: ++ 45 3315 2800
Fax: ++ 45 3318 7724 (European desk), ++ 45 3318 7816 (Reception)
Contact: Uffe Gjerding, Co-ordinator, Peace and Reconciliation

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
The DRC is an international NGO consisting of 27 member organisations. The objective of the
organisation is to help refugees and internally displaced persons. DRC works on the basis of
humanitarian principles and international conventions to ensure the protection of the refugees and
promote lasting solutions to the problems of refugees and IDPs throughout the world. DRC pays special
attention to vulnerable groups. Besides the relief and rehabilitation programmes it also offers
programmes on protection, reconciliation, policy research, advocacy and networking.

PO Box 53, 10 Borgergodes 3sal, 1002 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel:++ 45 33 73 50 00
Fax: ++ 45 33 93 21 23
Email: drc@drc.dkn, Web:
Contact: Ann Mary Olsen, Head of Section

Danish United Nations Association
The Danish United Nations Association (FN-forbundet) is a cross-political NGO for the United Nations
and global governance. Its members are Danish organisations and individuals. Security is one of the key
issues on which they focus. Major activities in this field are the organisation of the 3rd Hague Peace
Conference in 1999, and preparation of an OSCE and European security model for the 21st century. It is
creating a Danish platform in this area of conflict management. The Association has observer status in
the Danish delegation of the United Nations General Assembly.

Midtermolen 3, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel:++45 (3) 546 7373
Fax: ++45 (3) 546 7350
Contact: Oscar Otto

European Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (ENCORE)
ENCORE is a branch of the Danish consultancy firm Nellemann Konsulenterne A/S, devoted to limiting
the human losses and societal damage caused by conflicts. ENCORE's base is negotiation services
rendered to the Danish labour market. ENCORE tries to transform research and theory into practice in
the fields of negotiation and dispute resolution by offering mediation training programmes and negotiation

Sortemosevej 2, DK –3450 Allerød, Denmark
Tel: ++45 48140466
Fax: ++45 48141038
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Contact: Mette Østrup, Advisor
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The Unrepresented People’s Organisation (UNPO)
The UNPO has its headquarters in the Hague but also has a co-ordinating office in Estonia for Eastern
Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

78 Tiigi str. Room 117
2400 Tartu, Estonia
Tel + Fax: ++ 372 7 430 805
Contact: Linnart Mall
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The Aland Islands Peace Institute
The Institute has been established for over two years. It operates as a network locally and regionally in
Finland and Lithuania, engaging in education for conflict management and in peace research activities.
Recently the Institute started a centre for children and women in Vilnius, Lithuania.

P.O Box 85, FIN-22101 Mariehamn, Finland
Tel: ++ 358 18 15570; Fax: ++ 358 18 21026
Contact: Robert Jansson, Director

Citizens' Security Council (KATU)
Citizens' Security Council KATU was established in May 1997 as a Finnish conflict prevention forum and
network combining the conflict prevention efforts of some 25 Finnish NGOs working in different fields.
KATU collects and distributes information on conflict prevention and organises education in this field. It
develops and disseminates policy recommendations and carries out concrete conflict prevention
projects. Its first project was an international conference on conflict prevention in Africa, which KATU
organised at the end of 1997 along with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Alert.

c/o Finnish UN Association, Unioninkatu 45B, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: ++358 (9) 6220 1223; Fax: ++358 (9) 135 2173
Contact: Anne Palm, Secretary-General

Tampere Peace Research Institute
The Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) is dedicated to research in fields related to maintaining
and safeguarding peace, with special emphasis on the management and solution of international and
national conflicts. Founded in 1970, the Institute facilitates publications in the field of peace research
and promotes national and international co-operation in this area. Its present research activities focus on
European security and change, on regionalisation in the international sys tem and on the Mediterranean.
Problems of peaceful change are the recurrent theme in each of them.

Akerlundinkatu 3, P.O. Box 607, 33101 Tampere, Finland
Tel: ++358 (3) 2157 696; Fax: ++358 (3) 2236 620
Contact: Yrjo Uurtimo, Executive Secretary

Women for Peace
Women for Peace Finland is part of a global network supporting women in conflict prevention and post -
conflict peacebuilding work. The network has been established for more than five years and is a feminist
movement which both provides funds and implements initiatives. Women for Peace Finland supports
women‟s organisations in Baltic countries and co-operates with other women‟sgroups in the Nordic
countries as well as those in Hungary, Poland and Russia.

Metsäpolku 10, 02460 Kantvik, Finland
Tel: ++ 358 9 298 5324; Fax: ++ 358 9 298 2301
                                   35   FINLAND

Contact: Lea Rantanen
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Action Civile et Defense
Action Civile et Defense is a local NGO based in Savoie, France. For 5 years or more it has been
implementing conflict resolution activities with a focus on women and peacebuilding and engages in
projects in France and European countries. Action Civile‟s activities are designed to encourage the
French and European governments to engage in civil strategies so as to be able to help those involved in
civilian resistance activities. They see this as an important way of assisting those involved in a
desperate strategy for resolving conflict. Although the project has not made grants available, they do
fund activities such as courses on peace/dialogue and groups that wish to follow a specific programme
in conflict areas. Dialogue for Change aims to raise awareness and dialogue about issues affecting
communities arising from the Multi-Party Agreement of 1998. Issues include diversity, equality, human
rights, North/South and East/West relations The project was established mainly because there was a
need to identify and secure the engagement of the community sector in the South with the peace
process and not just leave it to the civil servants and politicians.

45 Chemin de la Perouse, 73 800 Arbib, France
Tel: ++ 33 479 65 22 82
Fax: ++ 33 479 65 22 11
Contact: Jean Marichez

Co-ordination Sud
Co-ordination Sud is a platform of French NGOs working in the field of development and solidarity. As
part of its network activities it organises working groups and conferences. Some of these also focus on
conflict prevention in African countries. In its working group on conflict prevention, it co-operates with
organisations like Médecins Sans Frontières and Fondation pour le Progrès de l'Homme.

14 Passage Dubail, Paris 75010, France
Tel: ++33 (1) 4472 9372
Fax:++33 (1) 4472 9373
Contact: Vincent Rattez, executive secretary

Groupe Urgence de Rehabilitation et Développement
The Groupe Urgence de Rehabilitation et Développement (URD) is a platform of more than a dozen
French and international NGOs that meet to discuss the relationships between conflict and
development, and humanitarian disasters and development. The group was formed in 1993 after several
organisations felt the need to exchange ideas and seek synergy with fellow NGOs on these issues. One
of the Groupe's major commitments is to work for conflict prevention. URD advocates deepening the
conceptual basis of conflict prevention in order to enhance its effectiveness and chances of
implementation and funding.

Le Cyprès-Les-Guards, 26110 Nyons, France
Tel: ++33 (4) 7526 2271
Fax: ++33 (4) 7526 6427
Contact: Francois Grunewald, President
                                                     37                                            FRANCE

Institut de recherche sur la Résolution Non-violente des Conflits
The Institut de Recherche sur la Résolution Non-violente des Conflits was set up in 1984 to promote
interdisciplinary research into alternative, non-violent methods of conflict resolution. Research focuses
on international conflicts. The IRNC has analysed civilian intervention in several conflicts including those
in Bosnia, Kosovo and Haiti. It is currently developing applied research into civil interventions and 'Civil
Peace Service'.

14, rue des Menniers, 93100 Montreuil, France
Tel: ++33 (1) 4287 9469
Fax: ++33 (1) 4857 9297
Contact: Francois Marchand, President

InterNews Europe
InterNews Europe is part of Internews Network, a nonprofit association of regional organisations.
Internews Europe supports independent media around the world, through training of media professionals,
equipment grants, exchange of programming and creation of innovative production formats. From
situations of conflict, where the media should avoid propaganda and promote dialogue, to democratic
life, where the values of public broadcasting have to be maintained and strengthened, Int ernews Europe
encourages approaches that enhance mutual understanding and respect.

14 rue d'Uzès, 75002 Paris, France
Tel: ++33 (1) 5300 9313
Fax: ++33 (1) 4026 7072
Contact: Magda Zlotowska

Médecins du Monde International
Although humanitarian assistance is the main element in the mandate of Médecins du Monde
International, conflict prevention, resolution and mediation are also a considerable part of its work. This
is reflected particularly in their projects in the fields of early warning and lobbying, but also in training
and data collection. As part of the organisation‟s conflict prevention activities it organised a symposium
on Access to Victims at the end of 1998.

62 rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris, France
Tel: ++33 (1) 4492 1435
Fax: ++33 (1) 4492 1455
Contact: Pierre Laurent, International Secretary
GEORGIA                                              38


Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
A national research organisation which works on conflict prevention and resolution programmes in the
Caucuses and the Russian Federation.

1 M. Alexidze Street Flat 11, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: ++ 995 32 33 40 81
Fax: ++ 995 32 33 41 63
Contact: Maya Bukhsiasbvili, Secretary

Centre for Human Rights and Support for Democracy
The Centre for Human Rights and Support for Democracy in Abkhazia was created in 1997 to promote
the institution-building for democracy and civil society in Abkhazia. The major objectives of the Centre
include the provision of legal assistance to people whose constitutional rights have been violated, the
monitoring of minority rights, collection and dissemination of information, development of advocacy and
legal counselling. The Centre supports researchers and practitioners in the sphere of ethnic studies,
ethnopsychology, conflict resolution and post-settlement peacebuilding in the Georgian-Abkhazian
conflict and provides consultation to international organisations.

Aidgylara (formerly Frunza Street), 20 Sukhumi, Abkhazia, Georgia
Tel: ++995 (122) 24264/21803
Fax:++995 (122) 24137
Contact: Natela Akaba, General Director

Centre for Humanitarian Programmes
One of the important objectives of the Centre for Humanitarian Programmes is to organi se joint
Georgian-Abkhazian projects on capacity-building and dialogue initiatives that encompass a wide range
of issues from the problems of refugees to the complexities of defining the political status of the post -
conflict territories. This independent NGO also provides emergency aid to the victims of armed conflict in
Abkhazia (Georgia). It participates in a joint programme designed to offer psychological rehabilitation
service to women who suffered during the war, and is involved in creating audiovisual archives
documenting the conflict period.

36 Gogol Street, Sukhumi, Abkhazia (Georgia)
Tel: ++995 (122) 25598
Fax:++995 (122) 23076
Moscow: ++7 (095) 338 4304
Contact: Batal Kobakhia

Gender Development Association
GDA was established in July 1998 to research and improve the condition of women in Georgia. One of
its goals is to increase the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution and it carries out activities
to support peacebuilding and peacekeeping processes in the region.

Room 308, 29 Rustaveli ave, Tbilisi
Tel: ++995 32 998769
Fax: ++995 32 998769
Contact: Nani Chanishvili, President
                                                     39                                           GEORGIA

Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly
The HCA is a transitional network of peace and human rights NGOs concerned with the democratic
integration of Europe at the level of ordinary citizens. Its activities in conflict areas focus on creating a
space for citizens to discuss the problems in their country and region and to develop common projects
and activities which contribute to a democratic peace in Europe.

31 Tsinamdzgvrishvili St, 38002 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: ++ 995 32 94 2699
Fax: ++ 995 32 9615 14
Contact: Alexander Russetski, Co-ordinator

Horizonti Foundation for the Third Sector
Horizonti is an Education and Training Institute and research organisation which functions as an
international NGO. It provides capacity building on conflict prevention and resolution iss ues, emergency
and conflict situations and looks at the protection, resettlement and integration of women and children
refugees and other vulnerable groups. Horizonti also conducts a grant programme and organises `Open
Houses` for Georgia‟s NGOs to meet international funders and potential partners.

Tel: ++ 995 32 29 2955
Fax: ++ 995 32 98 75 04
Contact: Nino Saskashvili, Director

IDP Women’s Association (Tbilisi)
Women‟s Committee of Abkhazia has targeted the protection of displaced women‟s rights as a primary
goal of their work and has worked hard to highlight the plight of the 1100 female headed households in
IDP communities. Association of IDP Women has conducted extensive surveys to determine the health
needs of displaced women and children throughout Georgia and has organised skills building and
leadership training seminars for women in several major IDP locales. It has focused on peace building by
training IDP leaders in various alternative conflict resolution methods.

Tel: ++ 995 32 251 131
Fax: ++ 995 32 25 1126
Mobile: ++ 995 899 570 0798
Contact: Julia Harashvili, Head of Organisation
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Church and Peace
This is a network of peace service organisations. It works at promoting ecumenical dialogue between
women in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Hungary and addresses concerns expressed by
Christian communities.

Ringstrasse 14, D-35641 Schoffendrund, Germany
Tel:++49 6445 5588
Fax: ++49 6445 5070
Contact: Marie-Noelle von der Recke

Deutscher Caritas Verband
Caritas Germany is a national NGO and a religious organisation. It provides tolerance education,
emergency relief and protection to women, children and other vulnerable groups.

Postfach 420, D-79004, 40 Karlstrasse, D-79104, Freiburg, Germany
Tel: ++ 49 761 2004 36
Fax: ++ 49 761 20 0572
Contact: Martina Liebsche, Desk Officer

International Christian Service for Peace (EIRENE)
Postfach 1322, 56503 Neuwied, Germany
Tel: ++ 492631 83790
Fax: ++ 49 2631 31160
Contact: Eckehard Fricke, Secretary-General

Frauen fur Frieden (Women for Peace)
Women for Peace is part of a global network of feminists with chapters in Germany, France,
Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Finland and Belarus. There are also chapters in Africa, Asia and Latin
America. The network engages in projects related to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post
conflict peacebuilding work.

Waïtzstrasse 24, 10629 Berlin, Germany
Tel/Fax: ++ 49 30 323 9543
Contact: Eva Quistorp

Partner Aid International (PAI)
Forderprojekte Dritte Welt e.V., Silcherweg 19, D-69602 Hambach, Germany
Tel: ++ 41(0) 71 970 0732
Fax: ++ 41 (0) 71 970 9731
                                                      41                                            GREECE


Andreas Papandreou Foundation
The Andreas Papandreou Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation. It aims to become an
intellectual and creative centre for communications and conflict resolution, scientific research, policy
studies, training in democratic leadership and similar activities. The Foundation aims to achieve these
goals through action- learning programmes in the areas of education, international co-operation and
policy analysis within the European and global community. It undertakes problem -solving research on
public policy. The methods employed are publication of books and studies, lectures by experts and
promotion of public dialogue.

Romolias 1, Kastri 14671, Athens, Greece
Tel: ++30 (1) 623 2507
Fax:++30 (1) 623 0830
Contact: Nick Papandreou

Hellenic Association for International Development (H.A.I.D.)
Moshonision 5, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
Mediahead/Public Relation: Ms. Constantina Papanicolaou
Mediaphone: + 30-944-71-8397
Telephone: 00 30 551 35031
Telephone/Fax: 00 30 551 82794.
Contact: Angela Maria Ferreira Lopes, Emergency Head/International Projects Manager:

Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), established in 1988, is an
independent, policy-oriented, non-profit research and training institute. ELIAMEP, being non-partisan,
serves as a foreign policy think tank in the European setting. ELIAMEP monitors, evaluates, and
promotes awareness of political, economic and security developments in the European Union,
Southeast Europe, the Black Sea, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean Regions.


Independent Peace Movement
Adesmeyth Kinhsh Eiphnhs, AKE
Voucourestiou 21, 10671 Athens
Fax:++ 301 361-6802

Institute of International Relations
The Institute of International Relations (IIR) of Panteion University, founded in 1989, is a university -
affiliated research institute on international affairs, issues of foreign policy and security, causes of war
and conflict resolution. Since 1991 the institute has organised an annual international seminar on
conflict resolution on the island of Corfu. Other activities of the Institute include lectures, public debates,
research projects and publication of books, occasional research papers and newsletters.

3-5 Hill Street, Plaka 105 58 Athens, Greece
Tel:++30 (1) 3312 325/7
Fax:++30 (1) 3313 575
GREECE                                           42

Contact: Popi Laina, Assistant to the Director
                                                     43                                         GREECE

Mediterranean Women's Study Centre (KEGME)
The Mediterranean Women's Study Centre, or KEGME, undertakes action-oriented research from a
feminist perspective. The Centre works to develop methods and take initiatives in conflict resolution and
the promotion of peace. KEGME facilitates training programmes and seminars for women. As part of its
Program of Feminist Alternatives for the Promotion of Peace and Security, KEGME has organised
workshops bringing together women from Eastern and Western Europe. It recently held a training
workshop on the transition to democracy in Russia.

115 Har. Trikoupi Str, 11473 Athens, Greece
Tel: ++30 (1) 8070201
Fax: ++30 (1) 8075444
Contact: Ketty Lazaris, Director

Research Centre for Gender Equality (KETHI)
Kethi was founded in 1994. Its main office is in Athens and there are 4 branches in Thessaloniki, P atras,
Volos and Heraklion. Kethi is supervised and funded by the General Secretariat for Equality of the
Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralisation. Kethi‟s basic aim is to promote the
advancement of women in all areas of political, economic and social life. Among its many activities,
Kethi has been involved in combating women‟s social exclusion, running awareness campaigns on
violence against women with a focus on domestic violence.

2 Moussaiou str, Plaka, 10555, Athens GR
Tel:++ 301 3311 685/7
Fax:++ 301 331 1779
Contact: Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi, President or Maria Stratigoki, Director

Women for Mutual Security (WMS)
The organisation is based in Greece but operates world-wide. WMS opposes the arms race and the
militarisation of international relations and develops projects on issues involving conflict resolution,
human economic development and new institutions for peace and justice. WMS has produced a number
of publications including `Women‟s Voices on the Pacific`.

1 Romilias Street, 14671 Kastri, Athens, Greece
Tel: ++ 30 1 6230830
Fax: ++ 30 1 80 12850
Contact: Margarita Papandreou, Global Co-ordinator
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Pax Christi
Katolikus Ifjusagi Iroda
Dom Ter 14
6720 Szeged
Fax: ++36 62 323955
                               45      ICELAND


Peace 2000 Institute
PO Box 190
121 Reykjavik
Tel: ++ 354 557 1000
Fax: ++ 354 557 1047

United Nations Association
121 Reykjavik
Tel: ++ 354 562 5322
Fax: ++ 354 557 5313
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Centre for Peace and Development Studies
This non-political Centre for Peace and Development Studies was originally established as the Irish
Peace Institute Research Centre in 1994. The change of title reflects the more global emphasis of its
research work. Its aim is to provide research evidence concerning conflict and its resolution, both in
Ireland and in other countries throughout the world, which will contribute to an understanding of how
conflicts develop and how they may be most effectively resolved. It develops programmes which can
make a practical contribution to the resolution of conflict. It offers a postgraduate diploma/M.A. in Peace
Studies. The Centre engages in research and teaching of gender perspectives in peace building. The MA
module covers Gender Pespectives on Conflict and Development Issues. Papers published include:
Private Pain and Public Action: Violence Against Women in War and Peace. The Centre emphasises
positive activist roles of women‟s groups.

University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tel: ++353 (61) 202 633; Fax: ++353 (61) 202 952
Contact: Tracy Gleeson

Co-operation Ireland Dublin
Involved in creating cross-cultural exchanges between women.

37 Upper Fitzwilliam St., Dublin 2
Tel: ++353 1 661 0588; Fax: ++353 1 661 8456

Dialogue for Change
Dialogue for Change project, Co-operation Ireland is a local NGO which has been funds and implements
projects in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland over 12 months. Their activities focus on
women and peacebuilding and is mainly directed to post -conflict work. Specifically, they engage in
awareness raising about conflict and peace issues at the local and regional levels and are beginning to
develop an international focus since much learning can be achieved through exploring conflict world-
wide. Their main activities are the running of workshops and night courses on topics. Dialogue for
Change have recently incorporated the issues of gender and conflict into their programmes.

37 Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
Tel: ++ (0) 1 66 10588; Fax: ++ (0) 1 6618456
Contact person: Liam McGlynn

Glencree Centre for Reconciliation
First set up in 1973, and then re-established again in 1994, Glencree is an NGO dedicated to working
with those who strive for peace. It offers its services to various Youth groups, Community groups, and
Women's groups, in addition to working with political leaders, and religious believers. Provides facilities
expressly devoted to peace-building and reconciliation and believes itself to be the only group in the
republic of Ireland to be doing this. Since 1995 a small group of Glencree women have participated in an
exchange with women from Edinburgh and Belfast.

Glencree, Co Wicklow
Tel: ++ 353 1 282 97 11; Fax: ++ 353 1 276 6085
                               47   IRELAND

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GOAL is a development, rehabilitation and emergency relief organisation which targets its resources
towards the poorest and most vulnerable members of society, primarily in the developing world. GOAL
runs programmes aimed at post-war reconstruction and reconciliation in war-torn countries or regions.
The range of activities typically undertaken by GOAL are health care, primary education, caring for street
children and rural community programmes focusing on women.

P.O. Box 19, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Tel: ++353 (1) 280 9779; Fax: ++353 (1) 280 9215
Contact: Maura Lennon, Head of Fundraising

Irish Commission for Justice and Peace
The ICJP is a local NGO implementing initiatives on postconflict, peacebuilding work. The organisation is
involved with peace education and programmes related to violence against women in the home. It is a
Catholic church body with a Women in the Church Working Group.

1 Booterstown Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin
Tel: +353 1 288 5021 or 3866; Fax: + 353 1 283 4161
Email: peaceeducation@eircom
Contact: Mary O‟Connor

Trócaire was founded by the Bishops in Ireland in 1973 to respond to the needs and problems of the
people of developing countries. The Catholic agency works in conflict -torn areas like the Great Lakes,
Burundi and Liberia: during the conflict, through relief and refugee activities, and after, by working on
rehabilitation and development. Although it works mainly on development co-operation, it has extended
its programme involvement in conflict prevention and resolution through its own work and the work
implemented by its partners.

169 Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Tel: ++353 (1) 288 5385; Fax: ++353 (1) 283 6022
Contact: Mary Healy, Emergencies Co-ordinator

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILF -
Ballinacloona Cottage, Ballyneal, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary
Tel: ++353 51 64061
Contact: G Frankel
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Associazione per la Pace
Via Francesca Carrera 24, 00196 Roma
Tel: ++ 39 (0) 6 361 0624
Fax: ++ 39 (0) 8 321 6877

CARITAS Internationalis
This organisation is part of the 154 caritas organisations working with the poor and displaced in war
zones or regions recovering from conflict. Caritas believes that the work of reconciliation forms and
integral part of our vision of a world where justice, peace, freedom, truth and solidarity prevails.

Palazzo San Calisto 16, 00120 Vatican City
Tel: ++ 39 06 6987 9799
Fax: ++ 39 06 6988 7237
Contact: Luc Trouillard, Secretary-General

Community of Sant’Egidio
Piazza Sant‟Egidio 3/a, 00453 Rome, Italy
Tel: ++ 396 585 661
Fax: ++ 396 580 0197
Contact: Andrea Riccardi, Founder and President

Donne - Associazione per la Pace
Women‟s Association for Peace is an NGO based in Italy. The organisation was founded i n March 1988
to deal with conflicts in the Middle East and the former Yugoslavia. D-APP aims to empower women and
to build an international women‟s policy by challenging violence and war and promoting women as

Corso Trieste 36, 00198 Rome, Italy
Tel/Fax: ++ 39 06 8526 2422
Contact: Luisa Morgantini, Mirella Olivari, Co-ordinators

Donne per la Pace il Disarmo
CP 713 36100
Vicenza Italia
Tel: ++ 39 0444 500 457
Fax: ++ 39 0 444 327 527

Il Cenacolo
Piattale Clodio 12
I 00159 Rome
Tel: ++ 39 34 83 72 83 41
Fax: ++ 39 0637 352 660
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Contact: Natalia Encolpio
                                51   LATVIA


Latvian Peace Movement (1995)
Hospitalu 8-20 Riga
Tel: ++371-7-229859
Fax: ++ 371 7 821292
Contact: Biruta Sneidere
LIECHTENSTEIN                                       52


Liechtenstein Red Cross Society (LRK)
Founded in 1945, the LRK is both a local and an international NGO. It operates as a network which
provides funds and implements initiatives. In addition to offering shelter to refugee and orphaned children
from Eastern Europe, the LRK works with the Samaritan Associations to protect and assist victims of
natural disasters and armed conflict. LRK has also demonstrated support for women and other poor
victims of emergencies by contributing over 18 million Swiss francs.

Heiligkreuz 25
FL - 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Tel:++ 423 232 2294
Fax: ++ 423 232 2240
Email: info@lieredcross.le
Contact: Dr Marianne Marxer
                                                  53                                       LITHUANIA


Conflict Prevention Centre
Sevcenkos 31
kamp 203/205, 2009 Vilnius
Tel: ++370 2 239534

Lithuanian Peace Forum
Juozapaviciaus Str 13-203
2005 Vilnius
Tel: ++370 2 625881
Fax: ++ 3370 2 223451

Women’s Issues Information Centre
This is a local women‟s organisation which operates as part of a national network. The information
centre engages in projects related to conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding by distributing
various publications highlighting women‟s situation in Lithuania and the world. The Centre organises
conferences and seminars, is engaged in building up a databank of non-governmental women‟s
organisations and organises lectures on gender equality.

PO Box 1218, LT-2000 Vilnius
Tel/Fax: ++ 370 2 629 050
Tel: ++ 370 2 629003
Contact: Jurgita Peciuriene
LUXEMBOURG                             54


United Nations
8 rue Siegefroi 2536
Tel: ++ 352 46 1468
Fax: ++ 352 46 1 469

Flashes, Contacts, Echanges
BP 208
2012 Luxembourg
Tel: ++ 352 490 240
                                                 55                                           MALTA


Department for Women in Society
The Department for Women in Society is based in the Maltese Ministry for Social Policy. The
Department operates as a national network and has a focus on conflict prevention and the resolution of
conflicts. It has been involved in projects aiming to promote a society that embraces all women and
respects the diversity of their experience, promotes gender equality and the advancement of women in
the political, social, economic and cultural spheres of maltese society. The Department advises and
assists the government in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination Against Women.

Department for Women in Society
2 Cavalier Street
Valletta CMR 02, Malta
Tel: ++ 356 2590 5296 or 345/370
Fax: ++ 356 231183
Contact: Ms Renee Laivera, Director
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Joint Committee for Democratisation and Conciliation (JCDC)
This organisation is based in the Moldovan-Transdniestria conflict.

6 Botanika Veche St.
Apt 103 Kishinev 27762
Tel & Fax: ++373 2 540 751

The Women’s Organisation of Moldova (Civic Initiative)
This Moldovan national NGO works on human rights monitoring, tolerance education, conflict
management, governance and accountability issues, leadership, post-conflict management,
reconstruction and rehabilitation for women and vulnerable groups.

36 A Kogalniceanu Street, Apt. 11, 2009 Chisinau, Moldova
Tel: ++ 373 2 265893
Fax: ++ 373 2 331303
Contact: Irina Martiniuc
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                                     THE NETHERLANDS

European Platform for Conflict prevention and Transformation
The EPCP is a network of organisations which aims to stimulate collaboration among participating
organisations through information exchange, education and advocacy.

PO Box 14069, 3508 Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel:++ 31 30 253 7528
Fax: ++ 31 30 253 7529
Contact: Paul van Tongeren, Executive Director

Milieukontakt Oost Europe
Milieukontakt is an international NGO which funds and initiates 50-100 projects in South-east and
central Europe. It has brought women into the peacebuilding process through involving them in
environmental projects

PO Box 18185 , 1001 ZB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: ++31 20 639 2716
Fax: ++31 20 639 2716
Contact: Jerphaas Donner

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Women in Development
This department seeks to mainstream aspects of gender, poverty and conflict prevention as a criteria
within the ministry‟s programme of macro-economic support for developing countries. Additionally the
ministry seek to encourage and support gender mainstreaming within the OSCE. Activities to be
undertaken by the ministry include: calling for a clearly recognisable gender perspective in establishing
OSCE mission; promoting the number of women employed in higher functions in the OSCE;
encouraging an OSCE seminar on gender issues including women and peacebuilding and post-conflict
situations; using part of a fund it has allocated for the benefit of women in conflict situations. One of the
Ministry‟s primary areas of focus is the promotion of the political participation of women in conflict
situations and of peace negotiations.

Transnational Institute (TNI)
TNI is an international NGO which operates globally. It engages in research and implements projects on
conflict and peacebuilding in different areas of the world. TNI supports women‟s groups.

Paulus Potterstrasse 20, 1071 DA Amsterdam
Tel:++ 31 20 662 6608
Fax:++ 31 20 675 7176
Contact: Monique de Nys
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FAFO - Institute of Applied Social Science
Fafo was founded in 1982 by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, LO. Fafo has since then
been an independent foundation which undertakes projects for unions, government departments,
businesses and international organisations around the world. With the recent enhanced focus on human
security and the role of in peacemaking and peace processes, Fafo has been collaborating with NUPI
and other organisations to organise seminars, conferences, roundtables and other events to discuss the
issue. Fafo also has offices in South Africa and Jerusalem.

PO Box 2947, Toyen 0608 Oslo, Norway
Tel:++ 47 22 08 8600
Fax: ++ 47 22 08 8700
Contact: Mark Taylor

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
The Institute has been focusing on international affairs for 40 years and is one of Norway‟s leading
research centres on political and economic issues. Some of its main foci are on international security
policy , the long term political development of Europe and Russia and conflict resolution and peace
operations. With its staff of 80, NUPI is the largest foreign policy institute in the Nordic countries with
ample resources to engage in research activities on women‟s role in conflict prevention, resolution and

PO Box 8159 Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway
Tel: ++ 47 2205 6500
Fax: ++ 47 2217 7015
Contact: Kari Karamé, Researcher

Norwegian People’s Aid
One of Norway‟s largest NGOs based upon the principles of solidarity, unity, human dignity, peace and
freedom. International activities include long term development, health care and psycho-social

PO Box 8844, Youngstorget, 0028 Oslo, Norway
Tel: ++47 2203 7700
Fax: ++47 22 20 08 70

Norwegian Refugee Council
The majority of their projects are based in former-Yugoslavia. During the first stages of conflict their work
consisted of emergency relief. Now however they have been working towards reconstruction,
reconciliation and preparation for repatriation. Support for local women‟s aid and reconciliation groups
have been an important part of their work. The INCOR project is the only one of its kind to offer
information and counselling to Bosnian refugees considering a return to their homeland.

59 chemin Maise Cubroule, 1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: ++ 41 22 788 8085
Fax: ++ 41 22 788 8086
                             59   NORWAY

Contact: Brita Sydhof
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The Women’s Row for Peace (EMBLA)
The NGO was founded in Volda in Norway in 1992. It operates world-wide with projects focusing on
peace, women, culture and grassroots engagement to promote attitudes against war and violence and
influence women in Norway against violent conflict. Amongst its many activities, has been a peace
conference held in Norway in 1995 and a Nordic Forum in Finland in 1994.

Town Hall, N-6100 Volda, Norway
Tel: ++ 47 70 076582
Fax: ++ 47 70 076824
Contact: Ronnaug Leite
                                                  61                                         POLAND


BORIS - Support Office for the Movement of Self-help Initiatives
This organisation is a consultancy, documentation and research NGO based in Poland but has co-
operative activities with organisations in Germany and Lithuania. It is engaged in human rights
monitoring and conflict management activities as well as the protection of refugees and other displaced
persons including the women, the disabled and the elderly.

c/o FR file: FR Roman Indrzeyczyk, Ul Czarnieckiego 15, 01548 Warszawa, Poland
Tel: ++44 2 239 1869
Fax: ++44 2 621 0008
Contact: Agnieszka Sawczuk, Program Officer

KARAT Coalition for Regional Action
ul. Franciszkanska 18/20, 00-205 Warsaw, Poland
Tel/Fax: ++ 48 22635 4791
Contact: Kinga Lohmann

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland)
The HFHR is a conflict prevention and human rights organisation which provides tolerance education,
protection and human rights monitoring for women, children and other vulnerable groups.

18/62 bracka nl, 00-028, Warsaw, Poland
Tel:++ 48 22 828 1008 or 6996
Fax: ++ 48 22 828 98 75 or 9650

Women’s Rights Centre
UL Wilizan 60/19 00679
Tel/Fax:++ 48 22 652 0117
Contact: Irena Rzeplinska or Ernest Zienkiewicz, Refugee Unit
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This Portuguese organisation operates as part of the Portuguese development network of NGOs which
also includes the Pax Christi family. CIDAC is involved with women, conflict prevention, conflict
resolution and peacebuilding as part of its activities in support of the global Women Building Peace
campaign launched by the UK based international non-governmental organisation, International Alert and
other organisations. As a part of its support for this campaign CIDAC has collected signatures for a
postcard signature campaign addresses to the UN Secretary -General, mobilising NGOs and other
organisations and raising awareness of women‟s needs and roles in peacebuilding in lusophone
countries in Africa.

Rua Pinheira Chagas 77
3rd Floor Esq, 1069 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel: ++ 351 21 31 72 860
Fax: ++ 351 21 317 2870
Contact: Dra. Elisa Costa
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Romanian Forum for Refugees (ARCA)
ARCA provides a number of services to refugees, including information regarding refugee status
application. The organisation is based in Bucharest and provides tolerance education and other similar
services to refugee women,children and other vulnerable groups.

23 Austrului Street
APT 1, sector 2, Bucharest, Romania
Tel:++ 40 1 252 7357
Fax: ++ 40 1 252 7358
Contact: Irinel Grancea, President
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Association for the Protection of Former IDP’s Rights (ADEPTS)
The organisation is a consultancy, international NGO and research organisation. It i s involved in human
rights monitoring, tolerance education and conflict management. It offers protection to refugees and
displaced persons and works with vulnerable groups such as women, children adolescents, the disabled
and the elderly.

39 Gilyakovskogo St., Office 803, 129110 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel/Fax: ++ 7 095 971 28 27
Contact: W.L Gadaborshev

An organisation involved in conflict management, human rights monitoring tolerance education as well as
the protection of refugees, other displaced persons and the resettlement and integration of war affected
persons including women and the elderly. The organisation has projects in the Russian Federation,
Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucuses.

PO Box 93, 5/1 Dmitrivskoe shosse, Apt. 134 127434, Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel: ++ 7 095 976 3554/977 0863
Fax: ++ 7 095 956 0584
Contact: Eloise Sune, Social Co-ordinator

Centre for the Study and Management of Conflict
Levinsky Prospekt 32a, Moscow 117 334, Russia
Tel/Fax: ++ 7 95 938 0043
Contact: Valery Tishkov

Eurasia Foundation (EF, Moscow regional Office)
EF is a funder/donor organisation which funds NGOs in the CIS involved in the protection of refugees,
resettlement and the integration of vulnerable groups such as women affected by conflict. The EF
Moscow has established the Universal Centre of resources for non-profit organisations.

Tel++ 7 095 956 1235
Fax: ++ 7 095 956 1239

St. Petersburg Centre for Gender Issues
The Centre focuses on resettlement and integration issues and working with women and other vulnerable

Ul. Vosstania 49/19, apt. 37, 191123 St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Tel: ++ 7 812 275 3753
Fax: ++ 7 812 275 8722
Contact: Olga Lipovskaya, Chairperson
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The Union of the Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia
KSMR was formed during the war in Chechyna. KSMR was originally and primarily concerned with the
conflict and the role of their sons in it as soldiers. They have built linkages with Chechyen and Ingush
women and women‟s groups around the location and the release of prisoners of war and the more longer
term issue of reconciliation and peace between peoples.

Luchnikov per. 3, ent. 4, 101000 Moscow
Tel: ++ 7 095 928 2506
Fax: ++ 7 095 206 8958
Contact : Valentina Melnikova

Women of the Don Region
A group of women primarily from the city and surrounding area of Rostov-Don, the largest city near the
Chechen border, which saw the largest number of conscription. In the late 1980s they took action
regarding the war and organised around economic, social and charity issues.

Ul Kalinina 88, 34 6404 Novo Cherkassk
Rostov Region, Russia
Tel/Fax++ 86 352 31936
Contact: Ljudmila Pavlichenko
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Slovak International Relations and Understanding Society
The mission of the Society is to furnish objective information to the international community on Slovakia
to create its real picture and so develop an international understanding and cooperation among Slovakia
and other countries. Using a democratic dialogue, the Society endeavours to contribute to form good
international relations between Slovakia and other countries in the conditions of a global information
society. The main tasks of the Society are:
-    to cooperate multilaterally on the development of good international relations,
-    to cooperate with NGOs in the Slovak Republic interested in supporting the Slovak Republic´s
     relations with other countries,
-    to cooperate with the International Vienna Council on projects supporting the development of
     economy of the Slovak Republic.

Muškátová 32, 821 01 Bratislava
Tel.: ++ 421 2 4342 0444; Fax: ++ 421 2 4342 0444
Contact: Kutan Ján, Ing., General Secretary

The Slovak Helsinski Committee (SHC)
The SHC is a member of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, a self governing group
of monitoring organisations in the participating states of the OSCE. Its mission is to monitor and
promote Slovakia´s compliance with its human rights commitments under the Helsinki Final Act of 1975,
the Act´s follow up provisions and other international human rights instruments that the Slovak Republic
has ratified. The SHC is dedicated to the prevention of human rights violations, to human rights
education and to the promotion and implementation of international human rights standards. The SHC
provides regular reports on the state of human rights in Slovakia to the International Helsinki Federation
and other international human rights NGOs, as well as reports on various topics and statements on
specific cases of human rights violation.

Košická 52, 812 08 Bratislava 2
Tel/Fax: ++421 2 5596 8834
Contact: Ingrid Baumannova, Executive Director

People Against Racial Discrimination
The main focus of work is the protection of human rights, solving of racial problems, monitoring of racial
based assaults and violence, making pressure on responsible institutions to create better conditions for
society without racial discrimination. They work with immigrants, emigrants, ethnic and nationalities

P. O. Box 18, 840 08 Bratislava 4
Tel.: ++421 2 5542 2176; Fax: ++421 2 5542 2176
Contact: ĎURKOVIČ Ladislav

Peace Society in the Slovak Republic
The Peace Society has groups in different regions and towns in Slovakia (Bratislava, Levice, Banska
Bystrica). Their main topic is protection of human rights, education for peace and non-violent behaviour,
protection of environment. They work with young people, adult, pensioners, family, single parents, social
excluded, unemployed.
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Studenohorská 39, 841 03 Bratislava 43
Contact: ŠEPITKOVÁ Ţelmíra, Dr. chair
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Minority Rights Group – Slovakia
Educational and advancement work with the goal to explain the role of citizen´s participation in the
democratic society, different aspects of minorities rights and all dimensions connected with the
application of general human rights. They work with adults, ethnic and nationalities groups, family, youth
under 25.

Dobrovičova 13, 811 09 Bratislava 1
Tel.: ++421 2 5292 0426,++421 2 5292 5568
Fax: ++421 2 5292 0426,++421 2 5292 5568
Contact: PUFFLEROVÁ Šarlota, PhDr., executive director

Slovak Union for Peace and Human Rights
Protection of peace, rights and freedoms of citizen, charity. They work with youth under 25, adults,
unemployed, prisoners (also political), ethnic and nationalities groups, children under 15.

Praţská 11, 816 36 Bratislava 1
Tel.:++421 2 5249 7461 Fax: ++421 2 5249 7461
Contact: DROZD Jozef, PhDr., chair

Helsinki Citizens Assembly
Supports the democratic principles of society that create assumptions of the functioning of the legal
state, protection of national minorities rights and creation of circumstances for non conflict living together
of Slovak citizens, irrespective of their nationality, ethnicity etc. They work with ethnic and minority
groups, family, adults.

Pionierska 12, 831 02 Bratislava 3
Tel.: ++421 2 442 510 47 Fax: ++421 2 442 510 47
Contact: BROČEK František, Ing., chair

Partners for Democratic Change – Slovakia, The Centre for
Conflict Prevention and Resolution
Their main topic is strengthening and improvement of knowledge by the development of democratic
principles, to make human rights in the society valuable, developing democratic institutions. They work
with ethnic and minority groups, adults, youth under 25, businessmen/women, volunteers.

Červeňova 4, 811 03 Bratislava 1
E-mail: WWW:
Tel.: ++421 2 5441 8073 Fax: ++421 2 5441 41 30
Contact: ONDRUŠEK Dušan, director
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In Slovenia, a wide range of NGOs operate, working with marginalised groups whi le international
organisations have supported local NGO development.

Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political
Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: ++386 1 234 77 20
Fax: ++386 1 234 77 22

United Nations Association of Slovenia
pp 210, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel/Fax: ++ 386 61 210 708
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Gernika Gogoratuz Peace Research Institute
c/ Rafael Villa s/n, 28023 El Plantio
Tel: ++ 91 3354 600
Fax: ++ 91 3354 430
Contact : Juan Gutierrez, Director

Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos, University of Granada
Offers an undergraduate courses in peace studies

Granada 180 71, Spain
Tel: ++34 58 244 142
Fax: ++ 34 58 248 974
Email: eirene@goliat,
Contact: Francisco A Munoz (Director)

The organisation operates as a network at international and regional levels and provides funds to
organisations as well as implementing initiatives themselves. Their activities focus on women and

c/Roger de Lluria15, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: ++ 93 48 20 700
Fax: ++ 93 48 20 7 07
Contact: Jose J. Perez Plano, Co-ordinator of Programmes

Movimiento por la Paz, el Desarme y la Libertad (M.P.D.L)
MPDL is an international NGO and network focuses on post -conflict, peacebuilding and conflict
prevention projects in Eastern Europe, Africa and in South, Central and Latin America. MPDL
implements initiatives and projects in construction and reconstruction, rehabilitation, promotion and
protection of human rights and dealing with the consequences of conflict, to help women become more
active and prepared participants in their respective communities.

MPDL, C/San Agustin 3 3andar, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Tel: ++ 34 91 429 7644
Fax: ++ 34 91 429 7373
Contact: Jose Jaime de Domingo

Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja Espanola)
c/Rafael Villa s/n 28023 El Plantio
Tel: ++ 91 3354 600
Fax: ++ 91 33 54 430
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Contact: D. Juan Manuel Suarez del Toro Rivero
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Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct research and offer
courses in peace and conflict studies. At present some 200-300 students are enrolled every academic
year. The training offered include an undergraduate and a Ph.D. programme as well as advanced
programmes and special seminars.Offers MA and Ph.D programmes in peace and conflict issues.

PO Box 514 751 20, Uppsala, Sweden
Tel: ++ 46 18 471 0000
Fax: ++ 46 18 695 102
Contact: Peter Wallensteen (Director)

Kvinna till Kvinna
KtK is a Swedish foundation which works with women in conflict and post conflict areas. The Foundation
began its work in 1993 with a focus on the Balkans and have since expanded their operations. KtK
provides financial support to between 50-60 women‟s organisations. The model they employ builds on
partnership and the provision of technical support to other NGOs which works to support women that
have been affected by wars and conflict throughout the Western Balkans. KtK co-operates with other
women‟s organisations in Croatia, Macedonia and Albania, helping them to deal with trauma, provide
healthcare and training, organising reconciliation and co-operation activities across boundaries and
working to develop a stronger democracy.

Tjärhovsgatan 9, S-11621 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: ++46 8 702 9820
Fax: ++46 8 6432360
Contact: Eva Zillen, Co-ordinator

Life and Peace Institute (LPI)
The Life and Peace Institute was founded in 1985 by the Swedish Ecumenical Council. It is based in
Uppsala, Sweden and is an international and ecumenical centre for peace research and action. The LPI
also offers undergraduate courses in Peace and Conflict. Ma and PhD programmes. The LPI firmly
believes in a bottom-up-approach which allows it to strengthen the capacities of local communities
through carefully tailored intervention measures.

PO Box 1520, 751454 Uppsala, Sweden
Tel: ++ 46 (18) 169 500
Fax: ++ 46 (18) 69 3059
Contact: Mark Salter, Communications Director

Swedish Peace Council
Erik Segersällsv. 3, 12650 Hagersten
Tel: ++46 8 6856362
Fax: ++46 8 6856362
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Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF)
The goals of TFF include peace research and education to improve understanding of conflict at all levels
as well as to promote alternative security and global development based on non-violent economics,
sustainability and the ethics of care. TFF engages in 3 types of activities in countries in conflict i.e. they
focus on conflict analysis/early warning; conflict mitigation and peace and reconciliation education
offering 3 perspectives on analyses, criticism and constructive alternatives.

Vegagatan 25, 224 57 Lund, Sweden
Tel:++ 46 46 145 909
Fax:++ 46 46 144 512
Contact: Jan Oberg, Director
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Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN)
The Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations specialises in negotiation, conflict
management, good offices and diplomacy - grouped in a programme labelled 'governance', which it
operates in several countries including Turkey. CASIN's primary activities consist of organising
professional education and training programmes, bringing together concerned parties including, IFIs,
governments, NGOs and academics. It also issues policy dialogues and arranges informal meetings of
negotiators and experts. CASIN has attempted to involve women in several activities related to conflict
management. It is an independent non profit foundation, financed by revenues derived from its activities.
CASIN aims to create dialogue between concerned parties i.e. governments, NGOs, academics, media
and IFIs.

Avenue de la Paix 7 bis, Case Postale 1340, CH 1211 Genève 4
Tel: 4122 730 8660
Fax: 4122 730 8690
Contact: Jean Freymond

Conference of European Churches (CEC)
International NGO and religious organisation which is involved with tolerance education, human rights
monitoring, conflict management and protection issues related to women and the elderly. CEC also
organises capacity development courses on leadership for women.

150 route de Ferney, 1211-Geneva 2 depot, Switzerland
Tel:++ 41 22 791 6111
Fax: 41 22 791 6227

Co-ordination of Women's Advocacy
The Co-ordination of Women's Advocacy works to protect and promote women's rights in situations of
war and conflict. It co-operates with the International Criminal Tribunals (ICT) for former Yugoslavia and
Rwanda, with a view to achieving better protection of women's rights. The organisation provides
advocacy, documentation and training materials on the ICT and is involved in tribunal monitoring. One of
the projects, 'Witness on Witness Protection Measures', examines security issues. CWA is co -
sponsoring an international conference on responses to war crimes against women, to be held in the
spring of 1998.

Ancien Collège, CH-1271 Givrins, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (22) 369 4090
 Fax: +41 (22) 369 4070
Contact: E. Richter-Lyonette, Programme Co-ordinator

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Political Affairs
Division I (Euro-Atlantic Security Section); Political Affairs
Division IV (Human Security) and the Swiss Development Co-
These government institutions provide funds to organisations such as the OSCE/ODIHR and the Stability
Pact Gender Task Force, and local and international NGOs. Organisations funded are generally involved
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in conflict prevention, post-conflict work and programmes related to political empowerment of women,
training in women‟s rights, prevention of violence against women, trafficking in women. Funds can also
be accessed for the creation of databases, research or pilot projects on any of these issues. The
Federal Department hopes to enhance women‟s agency in European post-conflict societies and in
democratisation processes in general through their financial support.

3003 Bern, Switzerland
Tel: ++ 41 31 324 6232 / 322 3352 / 323 71 54
Fax: ++ 41 31 324 3839 / 323 8922 / 48741
Email: / /
Contact: Siri Walt / Tatiana Fumasoli / Chrystel Ferret

CFD – Frauenstelle für Friedensarbeit
Gartenhofstr. 7, 8004 Zurich ZH
Postfach 9621, 8036 Zurich
Tel: ++41 1 2429307
Fax: +41 1 2412926

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
37-39 rue de Vermont, Case Postale 96, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Telephone: 41-22-919-1020
Fax: 41-22-919-1048
Contact: Dale Buscher, Emergency Head

Médecins du Monde-Suisse
Rue de l‟Ancien Hotel de Ville
Telephone: ++41-31-725-3616
Fax ++ 41-32-721-3480

Swiss Peace Council; Schweizerischer Friedensrat (1945)
PO Box 6386,
8023 Zurich
Tel: +41-1-242-9321, fax: 241-2926,

Swiss Peace Foundation - Institute for Conflict Resolution
Independent organisation working in the field of peace and conflict research. Develops action orientated
analyses of ways of preventing crisis and creating positive peace. Conducts gender based research.
Project: The participation of Women in Conflict Resolution which focuses on OSCE conflict prevention
activities and the role of women in post communist societies. The organisation attempts to bring
qualified women into conflict resolution and engages in research into pre-conflict and post-conflict
situations funded by Campaign for Peace, an initiative that was formed by different women‟s

Gerechtigkeitsgasse 12, PO Box 517, Postfach 3000, Bern 8
Tel: ++41 31 310 2727
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Fax: ++41 31 310 2728
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Swiss Platform on Conflict Prevention and Transformation
The Swiss Platform on Conflict Prevention and Transformation is an open and informal network of
organisations involved in conflict prevention and resolution in the international arena. The Platform
includes Forschungsstelle für Sicherheitspolitik und Konfliktanalyse der ETH Zürich, Geneva Centre for
Security Policy (GCSP), Institute of Federalism (University of Fribourg), Institut Universitaire d'Etudes du
Développement (IUED), Peace Brigades International (PBI-CH) Swiss Peace Foundation, Swiss Red
Cross, Synergies Africa, United Nations for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the War-torn Societies
Project. The Swiss Platform is part of the European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation.

69, rue de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel:+41 (22) 906 1695
Fax: +41 (22) 731 0233
Contact: Jean F. Freymond

Women for Peace (Frauen für den Frieden; Femmes pour la Paix)
Founded 20 years ago by women‟s groups coming together to publicly announce a commitment to
peace. Inspired by the women of Northern Ireland. Focus on anti-nuclear and anti-arms trade, but also
trying to end antagonism between statist power blocs. Two parts of their work, women‟s rights and
peace, are given equal importance. Actions include demonstrations include demonstrations, petitions
and conferences.

Postfach, CH – 6000 Luzern 15
Tel: ++41 342 0413
Fax:++41 342 0407

World Council of Churches (WCC)
WCC is an international christian organisation built on the foundation of ecumenical collaboration. The
organisation affirms its confidence in the vision and the power of the churches, to work for peace and
justice. WICC gives special attention to women and has recently completed a „Decade of the Churches
in Solidarity with Women‟.

PO Box 2100, 1211-Geneva 2, Switzerland
Tel: ++ 41 22 791 6111
Fax: ++ 41 22 79 0361
Contact: Aruna Gnanadason


Union of Women's Organizations of the Republic of Macedonia
Vasil Gorgov bb, baraka 4, 1000 Skopje
Tel: 389 2 134390
Fax: 389 2 238184
Contact: Ms. Savka Todorovska, President

Balkan Center for Peace
Tel: 389 2 220 476, 116 520, ext 240
President: Ms. Olga Murdzeva Skarik

The Council for Peace and Civil Initiatives
Tel: 389 2 111 821
Fax: 223 335
Contact: Ms. Teuta Cuckova

The Women and the Family
Dzon Kenedi 2-1/15, 1000 Skopje
Tel: 389 2 618 886
President: Ms. Gulumrese Kasapi

Organization of the Turkish Women
Tel 389 2 116 366
President: Ms. Drita Karahasan

International Center for Preventive Action and Conflict Resolution
Krste Misirkov bb, 1000 Skopje
Tel: 389 2 290 410
Fax: 290 411
Contact: Mr. Saso Georgievski, Executive Director
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Association for Solidarity with Asylum-seekers and Migrants
This consultancy and documentation centre is engaged in human rights monitoring, tolerance education,
conflict management, coalition building and networking with other NGOs. The organisation is also
involved in the protection of refugees and displaced people including women, children, the disabled and

Tunali Hilmi Caddesi, /20 06700 Kavaklidere, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: ++ 90 312 426 03 19
Fax: ++ 90 312 427 01 89
Contact: Sebnem Duman, Secretary-General

Umut Vakfi
The aim of Umut Vakfi Foundation is peacekeeping, and most pivotally peacebuilding development in
peace – as well as peacemaking, and assisting in the formation of future leaders who have internalized
these values. Umut Vakfi focuses its efforts in Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Uses
Attaturk‟s teaching, „Peace at Home, Peace in World‟ to educate youth for the benefit of Turkey and the
rest of the World. Trying to create positive peace.

Main Office, Yildizposta Caddesi 52 Esentepe, Istanbul, 80700, Turkey
Tel: ++ 0-212-288-66-75
Fax: ++ 0-212-275-76-05

Human Rights Association
The Human Rights Association is active in the field of human rights, humanitarian assistance and
training. In the area of conflict prevention and resolution its activities include data-collecting, fact-finding,
monitoring and policy advice. It calls for a cease-fire during conflicts in Turkey.

Tunali Milmi Caddesi 104/4
Ankara 06700, Turkey
Tel: ++90 (312) 432 0957/8
 Fax:++90 (312) 425 9547
Contact: Akin Birdal, Director

TOSAM (Centre for the Research of Societal Problems) promotes peaceful coexistence between
communities - especially Turks and Kurds - by strengthening civic society, democracy and good
governance. This is accomplished through training in conflict resolution and mediation, and by
popularising its consensual document of mutual understanding: a statement of principles describing the
framework of TOSAM's activities. It organises regional meetings where local opinion leaders are brought
together for discussion. Under the title of Democracy Radio it broadcasts programmes. TOSAM says it
is the only NGO in Turkey designed, managed and governed entirely by Turks and Kurds. Believes
there is a huge problem with the Turkish governments non-pluralistic approach and the population‟s
ethnic prejudices. Planning a „Mothers for Peace‟ project if funding becomes available.

2 Sokak No. 1/1, Bagcilaar Mahallesi, Gazi Osman Pasa, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: ++90 (312) 4471133
Fax:++90 (312) 4468959
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Contact: Dogu Ergil, Director
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Umut Foundation
The Umut Foundation is a non-profit organisation working for peace-building and conflict resolution in
Europe, especially in the South East, the Middle East and its home country of Turkey. The Foundation
co-operates with Search for Common Ground.

Resit Galip Cad., Hereke Sokak 10
06700 Gaziosmanpasa, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: ++90 (312) 446 1728/9
Fax: ++90 (312) 446 1036
Contact: Mehmet Gurkaynak, Director
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Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
ADRA is a global organisation engaged in conflict prevention and resolution, conflict and emergencies
providing tolerance education and needs assessment procedures and vulnerable groups. The
organisation also implements projects which protect refugees and displaced persons as well as the
resettlement and integration of vulnerable groups including women.

9 B Lukyanivska Street, 254107 Kiev
Tel: ++ 380 44 416 1347
Fax: ++ 380 44 41681 02
Contact: Gregory Gaiun, Director

Centre for Rehabiltation `Stupeny` (STEPS)
STEPS is a national NGO which works with women and other vulnerable groups. The organisation
provides tolerance and education training on rehabilitation issues and human rights monitoring.

1/3 Rasumovskaya 5
270008 Odessa, Ukraine
Tel: ++ 380 482 32 77 28
Contact: Sergei Vasiliech Dvoryak

Women’s Information Consultative Centre (WICC)
The WICC is a local women‟s NGO which is also part of a regional network involved in conflict prevention
activities . The organisation has developed and implemented a course on `Empowering Education` based
on non-violence, gender sensitivity and the pedagogy of liberation. This course is implemented in 8
countries in Eastern Europe.

40/5 Artema St, 04053 Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel: ++380 44 2469207
Fax: ++380 44 2124875
Contact: Olena Suslova, Director
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Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development (ACORD)
ACORD is a broad based international consortium of non-governmental organisations. The consortium is
independent of political and religious affiliations and works under the trusteeship of its membership
agencies, in particular with its field teams and local communities in Africa. While ACORD‟s main role is
to promote development and establish non-governmental structures,it also has an interest in the issue of
conflict prevention, conflict resolution and women‟s role in this.

Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF
Tel: ++ 44 207 227 8600; Fax: ++ 44 297 799 1868
Contact: Judy El Bushra

CHANGE is an international NGO based in the UK. It aims to educate and alert public attention to
inequalities facing women by producing and disseminating information to encourage an international
exchange of strategies to overcome disadvantage, discrimination and to advance the inalienable rights of

222 Bon Marche Centre, 241-251 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8BJ
Tel: ++ 207 733 6525; Fax: ++ 207 133 9923
Contact: Georgina Ashworth, Head

Charity Know-How
CKH is a funder/donor organisation which funds Training of Trainers (TOT) programmes and provides
tolerance education, human rights monitoring, conflict management and rehabilitation services to
women. Children, the disabled and others in Central and Eastern Europe.

114-118 Southampton Row, WC1B 5AA London, UK
Tel: ++ 0207 400 2315; Fax: ++ 0207 404 1331

City University London
This university department engages in projects relating to women and post -conflict peacebuilding in
Israel/Palestine, Ireland/Northern Ireland, the former Yugoslavia and Cyprus. Staff at the University have
since 1995, been engaged in research on women organising cross -communally in situations in or
emerging from wars that have an ethno-national dimension. The research provides an opportunity to
engage in a partnership with the research subjects for development and networking as for example when
staff organised seminars and workshops that brought women of BiH, Israel/Palestine and Northern
Ireland together in London and in Spain to exchange experiences. Plans are now in place for a seminar
in Cyprus where women of the three previously named countries can share their experiences with
Cypriot women

Dept. of Sociology, 83 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2 AH
Tel: ++ 44 (0) 207 482 5670
Contact: Cynthia Cockburn, Professor
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Conciliation Resources
C-R is a London based NGO that produces the ACCORD series of reviews of peace initiatives around
the world. These series offer an authoritative and balanced review of war and peace processes. Each
issue contains narrative and analyses by national and international experts, historical background to the
conflict and peace accords and texts of peace agreements.

33 High Street Islington, London N1 9LH, United Kingdom
Tel: ++ 44 207 278 2588; Fax: ++ 44 207 837 0337
Contact: Andy Carl/Guus Meier

Coventry Refugee Centre
The Coventry Refugee Centre works with asylum seekers in the UK. Believes that women are natural
peacemakers, so tries to enable them in the peacemaking process.

311 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry CV6 5DS, UK
Tel: +44 24 7666 3031
Contact: Penny Walker

Department for International Development (DFID)
DFID is a government department which is funded by a programme of work on Women, Peace-Building
and Gender Justice to be engaged in by the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM). The programme
has three components (a) Knowledge management which aims to build up a repository of information
about women and peacebuilding/gender justice activities; (b) women‟s leadership which aims to bring
women‟s voices to peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction scenarios. The emphasis is not
on individual women leaders per se but rather on bringing the representation of women‟s concerns and
potential for leadership. This aspect of the project will also emphasise the need for institutions to
become `gendered` so that they can cope with women. The third aspect of the project will focus on
local, pilot initiatives. Some regions, including the EU region will be identified as exemplifying certain
aspects of the issues e.g. internal displacement. DFID is also funding UNICEF in a capacity building
project which aims to focus on conflict affected children with the emphasis on gender and not just the
education of girls.

CHAD, 94 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL
Tel: ++ 44 (0) 207 917 0912; Fax: ++ 44 (0) 207 917 0502
Contact: Sarah Maguire, Senior Adviser Human Rights

Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford
Offers undergraduate courses in Peace Studies, MA and PhD programmes.

Bradford BD7 1DP, United Kingdom
Tel: ++ 44 1274 234 185; Fax: ++ 44 1274 235 240
Contact: Paul Rogers (Head of Department)

International Alert (IA)
International Alert is an international non-governmental organisation created by human rights advocates
in 1985. The organisation works with individuals and organisations from different levels of society that
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have a capacity to contribute to the constructive transformation of conflict. IA implements programmes in
various parts of the world including the Caucasus. IA believes that the core of conflict transformation
work is the building of sustainable peace in which women can have particular and distinctive
peacemaking roles.

1 Glyn Street, Vauxhall SE 11 5HT, London, Britain
Tel: ++ 44 207 793 8383
Fax: ++ 44 207 793 7975 (Eurasia programme) (Women Building Peace Campaign, Advocacy Department)
Web: or www. womenbuilding
Contact: Katherine Rabeau, Communications Officer

Mothers for Peace
Mothers for Peace is an NGO which is part of a network of similar organisations implementing conflict
prevention and conflict resolution initiatives in the UK, Northern Ireland, Russia, Hungary, Cuba, the
United states and Romania. Mothers for Peace, UK is engaged in a joint project with St. Petersburg
Women‟s Centre in Russia which will provide conflict resolution skills training to women. British and
Russian women will train together in London and in St. Petersburg in 2001.

Rowan 14 School Crescent, Primrose Hill, Lydney, Gloucestershire
GL15 5TA London, UK
Tel: ++ 44 01594 841800
Web: peace
Contact: Joy Simpson, Co-Chair

Oxfam International
Oxfam has many branches in Britain and other parts of the world. Working with partner organisations,
Oxfam has pioneered a gender-sensitive approach to community development and peace building I n
developing countries and those in transition.

274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7D2
Tel: ++ 44 (0) 1865 312363; Fax: ++ 44 (0) 1865 312600

Responding to Conflict
Offers 11 weeks courses in responding to conflict.

Selly Oak , Birmingham B29 6LJ
Tel: ++ 44 121 415 5641; Fax: ++ 44 121 415 4119
Email: enquiries
Contact: Simon Fisher

Soroptomist International
SI is a worldwide network which operates in 122 countries. The organisation is involved with women and
peacebuilding activities and in the implementation of conflict prevention projects. SI have been in
existence for more than five years and have initiated a four year project Limbs for Life in partnership with
the ICRC. This projects assists the victims of anti-personnel landmines in Africa, Afghanistan and in
Georgia. Additionally, SI have undertaken projects against the trafficking of women such as Soroptomist
Stop Traffic undertaken in partnership with UNIFEM.
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87 Glisson Road, Cambridge CB1 2HG, Britain
Tel: ++ 44 01223 31883; Fax: ++ 44 01223 467 951
Web: www.; Contact: Janet Bilton, Executive Officer
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Westminster Foundation for Democracy
2nd Floor, 125 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EA
Tel: ++44 207 9300408
Fax: ++44 207 9300449

Womankind is an established organisation over 10 years of age. The organisation supports women‟s
efforts world-wide to end political, economic and social discrimination. Working together in partnership
with women and women‟s organisations to achieve its aims. Womankind has programmes in Albania
and other areas of the Balkans.

Viking House, 3rd Floor, 5-11 Worship Street, London EC 2A 2BH
Tel: ++ 44 207 588 6110; Fax: ++ 44 207 588 6101
Contact: Brita Schmidt

Women’s Federation for World Peace – UK
43 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NA
Tel: ++44 207 7230721; Fax: ++44 207 77242262

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
WILPF is the first international women‟s organisation to voice women‟s concerns in relation to war and
to look for peaceful solutions to conflict. WILPF has been bringing women of different political beliefs and
philosophies together to work to abolish the causes and the concept of war, and for political, social,
economic equality and human rights. There are 48 WILPF chapters spread across countries in every
continent. In 1999, WILPF received funding from the European Commission DAPHNE Initiative for a
research project investigating domestic violence against women by military personnel in peacetime
Europe and made recommendations for developing best practice within the armed services.

8 Gordon Mansions, Torrington Place, London W C1E 7HE, England
Tel: ++ 44 (0) 207 436 5639; Fax ++ 44 (0) 207 436 5637
Contact: Martha Jean Baker


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Centre for the Study of Conflict (University of Ulster)
The Centre for the Study of Conflict is a research centre based in the University of Ulster. The Centre
was founded in 1977 as an inter-disciplinary research unit within the University. Its central aim since
then has been to carry out research on the conflict in Ireland, to encourage the growth of an academic
community involved in conflict research, and to support this process through seminars, publications,
visiting scholars and liaison with other institutions.

Room LO14, Cromore Rd., Coleraine, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland
Tel: ++028-7032 46666; Fax: ++028-7032 2917
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Churches Peace and Education Programme
48 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast BT9 6AZ
Tel ++44 28 9066 2992
Fax:++44 28 9038 1737

Community Relations Council of Northern Ireland
The Community Relations Council was set up in 1990 as an independent charity which aims to promote
better community relations between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and, equally, to
promote the recognition of cultural diversity. The Council seeks to influence people at all levels , from
working class estates to the executive boardrooms. Provides support through finance and training.
Develops opportunities for cross community understanding and encourages constructive debate.

6 Murray Street, Belfast, BT1 6DN, Northern Ireland
Tel:++028-90227500; Fax: ++ 028-90227551

Corrymeela Community
A Christian organisation trying to heal social, religious and political divisions in N Ireland and rest of
world. Supports victims of violence and injustice. Provides opportunities for meeting, dialogue and
learning. Corrymeela aims to provide an environment where mutual trust and respect can be build with
the two communities in Northern Ireland. Hosts a number of residential courses, and offers a series of
training and learning projects in the field of conflict and mediation etc.
Works with families.

8 Upper Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NT
Tel: ++028 9050 8080; Fax: ++028 9050 8070
Contact: Mary Montague and Louise Hampshire.

Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE)
INCORE is a global centre for the study and resolution of conflict, based at the University of Ulster.
While INCORE's primary focus is on international conflict, it also provides opportunities for people
involved in addressing the Northern Ireland conflict to explore issues of conflict in a comparative context.
Founded 1993 by Ulster University and UN University

Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Londonderry, BT48 7JA, Northern Ireland
Tel:++ (0)28 7137 5500; Fax:++ (0)28 71 37 5510
Contact: Lyn Moffett

Irish School of Ecumenics
The Irish School of Ecumenics (at Trinity College) is an international academic institute, Christian in its
inspiration and ethos, interdenominational in its structure and personnel. It exists to promote through
research, teaching and outreach activities the unity of Christians, dialogue between religions, and work
for peace and justice in Ireland and abroad. It‟s resources are available to churches and other
appropriate bodies committed to unity, dialogue and peace. The school runs adult education courses,
partly as a method of conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The school believes women to have been in
the fore of challenging sectarianism, but to have often been excluded from the decision making process.
Through education and train, the school hopes to give women the skills they need to become further
involved in reconciliation and conflict transformation.
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48 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast BT9 6AZ, Northern Ireland
Tel: ++44 28 90 38 27 50; Fax: ++44 28 90 38 2750
Contact: Cathy Higgins

Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition
The NIWC was formed from a number of women‟s groups in Northern Ireland to promote the inclusion of
women into the peace process and the government. They achieved their aim by bringing women into
the political process with an agenda for peace in the province. The coalition fielded 70 candidates in the
1996 UK general election and were successful in having two women elected to the Northern Ireland
peace talks. Since then the NIWC has become a respected, influential and liberalising force in Northern
Irish politics.

50 University Street, Belfast BT 7 1HB
Tel:++ 44 28 90 232 100; Fax: ++ 44 28 90 240 021
Contact: Monica McWilliams

Peace People
The Peace People began in 1976 as a protest movement against the on-going violence in Northern
Ireland. Over 100,000 people were involved in the initial movement and two of the founders, Mairead
Corrigan (now Mairead Maguire) and Betty Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize for that year. Since
its inception the organisation has been committed to building a just and peaceful society through
nonviolent means - a society based on respect for each individual and that has at its core the highest
standard of human and civil rights.

Fredheim, 224 Lisburn Rd., Belfast, BT9 6GE, Northern Ireland
TeL: ++ 01232-663465; Fax: ++ 01232 -683947
Web: (website under development)

Women Together for Peace/Women Together ….Moving On
The Women Together organisation was founded at the height of the „troubles‟ on the 27 th October 1970
and has now entered its thierth anniversary year. The organisation aimed to help build a just and
peaceful society and to address sensitively, the root causes of sectarianism and to strengthen the voice
of women and to create opportunities for open and honest discussion as a means of building trust,
improving understanding and appreciating difference. They organised the People Moving On initiative
which organised public peace witnessing events to give people everywhere an opportunity to show
continuing support for the peace process. Women Together Moving on has also been instrumental in
recent years in encouraging much better co-operation and improving relationships between women
involved at a community level through women‟s groups, networks and centres and women involved in the
more traditional women‟s voluntary organisations.

62 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9, Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 28 9031 5100
Fax: +44 28 9031 4864
Contact: Beatrice Boyd
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                       PART II: ORGANISATIONS BASED IN
                             NON-MEMBER STATES


Gender Information and Policy Center (GIPC)
The GIPC is an organisation based in Minsk, Belarus. GIPC operates under the Ministry of Social
Welfare. It engages in, and implements initiatives on conflict prevention and conflict resolution with a
particular focus on women. Much of its work is on promoting solutions to, and counteracting violence
against women. In 1988-1989 the Belarusian Young Women Christian Association in collaboration with
the GIPC carried out the project “Violence Against Women as a Social Problem” supported by UNIFEM.
Within its framework a sociological research was conducted among 2-4-year students to reveal forms,
conditions and factors, causing violence, its consequences as well as attitudes of young women
towards violence and realising of its essence. Moreover, three public actions have been carried out. In
the course of these events the leaflets were disseminated, the free-of-charge psychological and juridical
consulting were provided, several information materials were published in the newspapers, 4 radio
broadcasts were prepared, training for young women students on how to use the methods of physical
self-defense were provided.

Ministry of Social Welfare, Sovetskaya ul. 9, 220010 Minsk
Tel: ++375 17 2226849
Fax: ++375 17 2226849
Contact: Irina Chutkova, Executive Director

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Koraci Nade
This local organisation based in Mostar focuses on women‟s issues, human rights, reproductive health
of women, work with children and young people, education and empowerment of women.

Ante Starcevica 32 b, 88000 Mostar
Tel/Fax: ++387 36 310190


The Albanian Women’s League (AWL)
This is the first local non-political women‟s organisation founded in Albania in 1992 by the paediatrician
Dr Flora Brovina and 50 other intellectual women. AWL‟s purpose is the emancipation of women and the
acknowledgement and protection of women‟s rights and awareness in soc iety. The organisation
currently focuses on the rehabilitation of traumatised mothers and children and has projects on violence
against women, the cultivation of ethnic tolerance and other related issues.
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Association for Culture of Peace and Non-Violence (ANIMA)
ANIMA was founded in 1996. Its goals are to facilitate and establish the idea of co-operation and
tolerance, peace and non-violence, understanding and accepting differences. At the end of 2000, the
“Informative educational centre for women of Montenegro” (ZINEC) was founded within ANIMA. The goal
of this centre is to organise permanent education for women in Montenegro, to support systematic
researching of women‟s questions in the past and present, as well as to support women‟s writing and

Stari grad 329, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro
Tel: ++381 81 227660
Fax: ++381 82 322860
E-mail: anima@cg.yu
Contact: Aleksandra Bataković

Montenegrin Women’s Lobby
Women‟s group working with women and children, co-ordinated by Women in Black, Belgrade.


Women in Black
This group is extremely active and have many international contacts with women in other war zones.
From their first initiative in Jerusalem in 1988 they have worked courageously for peace in the face of
war, armed conflict, oppression and injustice. Strongly anti-militarist WIB oppose all violence and have
brought sharply to the attention of the world the atrocities of systemat ised rape and sexual enslavement
of women. Together with other groups they organise help for refugees when and where the need arises.
At the same time, Centres of Women Studies are being set up at the universities, often despite
opposition from the more traditional parts of the academic world. Many of the individual women that form
a part of the organisation are prominent journalists in the independent press and are also active
members of human rights organisations. Part of their resistance to war includes building and maintaining
contact with women throughout the former Yugoslavia working on the same aims e.g. as in the project
Open Heart, a programme which aids Serbian women and children returning to live in Sarajevo.

Jug Bogdanova 18/5, Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Tel/Fax: ++381 11 623225
E-mail: stasazen@eunet.yu
Contact: Stasa Zajovic
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The European Union
The European Union and particularly the European Commission is currently engaged in streamlining and
reforming its former 20 departments, of which the directorate-general IA (DG IA) dealt with the EU's
Common Foreign and Security Policy. D-G 1A was at the core of the EU's hazardous task to design
common external policies, including proposals for preventive action and also administered the PHARE
and TACIS programmes, aimed at sustaining reform in the former Soviet states and partly dedicated to
preventive initiatives. The EU‟s relief and other aid channelled through NGOs rose from 47 per cent in
1990 to 67 per cent in 1994, yet it is not clear how much of this aid has been dedicated to women and
women‟s organisations engaged in peacebuilding activities.

12 Rue de Genève, B-1140 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: ++32 (2) 299 1111
Fax: ++32 (2) 299 2872/73
Contact: Francesca Mosca, Human rights & Democratisation


European Women’s Lobby
The European Women's Lobby (EWL)is the largest co-ordinating body of national and European non-
governmental women's organisations in the European Union, with over 2,700 member associations in the
15 Member States. The EWL's goal is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to
serve as a link between political decision-makers and women's organisations at EU level.

18 Rue Hydraulique, B-1210 Bruxelles
Tel:++32 2 217 90 20
Fax ++32 2 219 84 51
Contact: Clarisse Delorme, Communications Officer

The European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity (EFDS)
Established in 1994, the Forum has initiated programmes to promote the advancement of women in
Central and eastern Europe. The programmes focus on analysis of the challenges women face to
address issues of conflict and post-conflict development in South-Eastern Europe. The network has
collaborated with UNDP on gender mainstreaming in the region, with the OSCE on capacity building for
parliamentarians in the former republic of Yugoslavia.

CEE Network for Gender Issues, Andrassy str.124, 1062 Budapest, Hungary
Tel/Fax: ++ 361 512 5071
Contact: Sonja Lokar
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Stability Pact Gender Task Force
The Stability Pact Gender task Force was established in November 1999 and operates as a cross-
cutting NGO and a regional governmental network implementing initiatives on women, conflict prevention
and post-conflict peacbuilding work. The organisation is based in Hungary and Bosnia Herzegovina and
engages in projects in Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Hungary among others. UNIFEM
has been very instrumental in the setting up of the Task Force. Before the SPGTF was set up, the CEE
Network for gender issues, a regional, social democratic network, in collaboration with the Norwegian
labour party Women and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry translated and published the Norwegian
`Women Can do It` manual into many languages of the CEE transition countries

CEE Network for Gender Issues, Andrassy str.124, 1062 Budapest, Hungary
Tel/Fax: ++ 361 512 5071
Contact: Sonja Lokar,Executive Director


Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Europe
ODIHR is an intergovernmental agency which engages in programmes related to the Training of Trainers
(TOT), the publication of material and programmes related to conflict prevention and resolution,
emergency and conflict situations, resettlement and integration and the protection of women refugees
and other vulnerable groups.

19 Aleje Ujazdowskie, 00-557 Warsaw, Poland
Tel: ++48 22 520 0600
Fax: ++ 48 22 520 0605
Contact: H. Bright, Public Affairs Officer

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
The intergovernmental Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe aims to consolidate
common values, build civil societies, prevent local conflicts, bring peace to war-torn areas and promote a
co-operative system of security. It has over fifty members including European states, former Soviet
states and the USA and Canada. It‟s activities include early warning, conflict prevention and crisis
management. The OSCE states recognise that the equality of women and men and the protection of the
human rights of women are essential to sustainable democracy and to security and stability in the
OSCE region. The OSCE has therefore established an Action Plan for gender Issues in order to ensure
that the OSCE commitments concerning equality for women and men are taken into account. The
OSCE employs an impressive list of techniques and a great body of experience in this field. Much of this
has been brought together in the Conflict Prevention Centre at the Vienna Secretariat. An important
element of the OSCE's work are its long-term field missions to such countries as Macedonia, Georgia
and Moldova.

OSCE Secretariat, Kärntner Ring 5-71010 Vienna, Austria
Tel:++43 (1) 5143 6113
Fax:++43 (1) 5143 694
Contact: Ján Kubis or Beatrix Attinger, Gender Advisor
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Office of the OSCE HCNM
As a result of the HCNM‟s April 2000 Report on the Situation of Roma and Sinti in the OSCE Area, the
HCNM has initiated a joint project with ODIHR in Warsaw and the EUMC in Vienna a joint project on
Roma Women and Access to Health Care. In the process of carrying out the project it is hoped that
momentum will be given to the nascent Romani women‟s movement. The project is partly motivated by
the fundamental view that enhanced participation and better standards of living, including integration of
marginalised groups into mainstream programmes will ultimately contribute to building more stable
societies. I.e. societies which may give rise to fewer grievances and be less susceptible to escalation of

Prinsessegracht 22, 2514 AP The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: (31 70) 312 5512
Fax: (31 70) 363 5910
Contact: John Packer, Director

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
For more than 53 years UNICEF has been helping governments, communities and families make the
world a better place for children. Part of the United Nations system, UNICEF has an enviable mandate
and mission, to advocate for children's rights and help meet their needs. Recognising the role of females
in the care, protection and upbringing of children, UNICEF targets its emergency assistance
programmes to women as well as children in areas of conflict. UNICEF has been in the forefront of
promoting humanitarian principles that support the protection of women and children.

UNICEF Brussels Office, Rue Montoyer, 14, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 513 2251; Fax: +32 2 513 2290

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP works with governments and peoples that have experiences development reversals leading to
increased poverty through the weakening o the social, economic, environmental, cultural and political
governance systems. The UNDP‟s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent
States (RBEC) administers the UNDP‟s programmes in Europe and the CIS. RBEC began the process
of establishing its offices and programmes in the CIS in 1992. RBEC/UNDP offices and programmes ca
be found in Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Russian
Federation, Turkey and the Ukraine. There are also Liaison offices in Croatia. In its post -conflict
assistance, UNDP works in collaboration with UNIFEM and aims at the promoting of national
reconciliation and economic recovery at the local level in the most war affected areas.

Contact: Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

United Nations Economic Council for Europe
The ECE Regional Preparatory on the 2000 Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for
Action, held in Geneva from 19-21 January 2000 confirmed the interest of member countries to discus
gender issues within a regional framework. Final Report from the meeting as well as other documents
stress the difficult situation of women in transition countries. The ECE is developing a Network for
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Women‟s Entrepreneurs, which in helping to create a stable civil society, and therefore will aid conflict
resolution and peacebuilding.

Information Office, Palais des Nations, CH - 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Tel: +4122 917 44 44; fax:+4122 917 05 05

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
(UNESCO, Women and a Culture of Peace Programme)
This UN agency implements projects world-wide and provides funding to selected organisations. The
Culture of Peace Programme focuses on conflict resolution, conflict prevention, post -conflict and
peacebuilding work. The WCP programme has sought to support women‟s initiatives for peace, empower
women for democratic participation in political and economic decision-making and also contributes to
training in gender sensitisation and socialisation especially geared towards young men and boys. In
collaboration with governments, sister UN agencies and civil society organisations, the WCP has
undertaken seven case studies on women‟s traditional conflict resolution and mediating practices which
will be edited and published. The WCP programme has also developed two educational tools for the
training in non-violent conflict resolution a) a module on `promoting Women‟s participation in Conflict
Resolution to Build a Culture of Peace` and Education for a Culture of Peace in a Gender Perspective
among other publications.

7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France
Tel: ++ 33 1 45 68 12 12 ; Fax: ++ 33 1 45 68 55 67
Contact: Ingeborg Breines, Head of Women and Culture of Peace Programme

United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
UNIFEM, established for more than five years, provides funding for projects in Eastern Europe and the
Commonwealth of Independent states but at times can also act as an implementing agency. UNIFEM
are currently funding 23 projects in the region. This UN agency supports non-governmental organisations
and governmental bodies that are working to help women in the areas of economic empowerment,
human rights,governance, conflict prevention and post-conflict or peacebuilding work. UNIFEM supports
women‟s initiatives for peacebuilding, national reconciliation and democratic transition in Tajiklistan
where 600 active women and men have received training on gender issues and violence against women;
women for conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Southern Caucuses and peacebuilding activities
in Kosovo.

304 East 45 Street, 15th, Floor, New York, NY 10017
Tel: ++ 1 212 906 6443; Fax: ++ 1 212 906 6705
Contact: Zina Mounla, Programme Manager

United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees
Helping the world's refugees is the job of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which
was created by the U.N. General Assembly and began work in 1951. Among the people hit hardest by
the violence and uncertainty of displacement are young girls, elderly widows, single mothers – women.
As a rule of thumb, more than 75 percent of these destitute displaced people are women and their
dependent children. That proportion of women and children may rise to 90 percent in some refugee
populations, when husbands or fathers die, are taken prisoner or drafted as combatants. Most take
refuge in remote, poorly developed areas and face huge problems of security. UNHCR acknowledges in

its work that refugee women have special needs in terms of shelter, supplies and health care. They also
require attentive preventive action to protect them from sexual violence and exploitation at all stages of
their flight. UNHCR has developed gender training, known as People Oriented Planning (POP), to
encourage staff to focus on the protection and assistance needs of refugee women. UNHCR encourages
countries to consider that when rape or other forms of sexual violence are committed for reasons of race
or political opinion, for example –during a conflict– then they should be grounds for refugee status.

P.O. Box 2500, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Tel: (41 22) 739-8502; Fax: (41 22) 739-7314/15/16
Contact: UNHCR Public Information Section

World Bank
Engaged in gender based projects in Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Albania. Projects
include, micro-credit, land development and education rehabilitation.

1818 H Street, N.W.; Room J1-060, Washington, D.C. 20433
Telephone: (202) 458-5454
Fax: (202) 522-1500
Contact: Betty Bigombe, Postconflict unit


International Committee of the Red Cross/Women and War
The ICRC is very conscious of the multi-faceted ways in which women experience armed conflicts and
has recently initiated activities to better identify the ways in which women are affected by armed
conflicts and war. In 1998 a study aiming to identify the needs of women, including their acces s to basic
goods and services such as foods, water , shelter and care, was initiated to determine whether the
ICRC‟s own response could be improved. A second aim of the project was to draw up a realistic and
comprehensive picture of ICRC activities in favour of women affected by armed conflict, and assess
whether these activities adequately respond to the to the needs identified.

19 Avenue de la paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: ++ 41 22 734 6001
Fax: ++ 41 22 734 2057
Contact: Charlotte Lindsey, Responsable, Women and War Project

International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group (ICG) is a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening
the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand and act to prevent and contain
conflict. ICG's approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political analysts based on the ground in
countries at risk of crisis, gather information from a wide range of sources, assess local conditions and
produce regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international
decision-takers. ICG's reports are distributed widely to officials in foreign ministries and international
organisations and made available to the general public via the organisation's internet site. The
organisation works closely with governments and the press to highlight key issues identified in the field
and to generate support for its policy prescriptions. The ICG Board - which includes prominent figures
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from the fields of politics, diplomacy, business and the media - is also involved in helping to bring ICG
reports and recommendations to the attention of senior policy -makers around the world. The ICG Board
is chaired by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari; Gareth Evans, for nearly eight years Australia's
Foreign Minister, took over in January 2000 as ICG's President and Chief Executive. ICG is
headquartered in Brussels with a U.S. branch in Washington DC. The organisation currently operates
field projects in nine crisis-affected countries worldwide: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia,
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Algeria, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and

149 Avenue Louise - Level 16, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: ++32 (2) 502 9038
US Office Tel: ++ 1 202 408 8012; Fax: ++32 (2) 502 5038
Contact: Charles Radcliffe, Vice-President

International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
The IFUW was founded in 1919 and has members in 69 countries. Peace education has always been a
focus for IFUW and it has carried out research on, inter alia, women‟s peacebuilding initiatives using
media technology. A handbook on conflict resolution will be launched at the 27th IFUW conference in
Canada in August 2001.

8 rue de l‟Ancien-Port, CH – 1201 Geneva
Tel: ++41 22 7312380 ; Fax: ++41 22 7380440
Contact: Murielle Joye, Secretary General

International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)
Founded in 1919, it is a movement engaged in spiritually based active non-violence. IFOR Believes that
a gender perspective is essential in all peacebuilding policies and projects. The organisation recognises
the pivotal role women play in peacebuilding and the link between civil society and sustainable peace.
Its programs include Women Peacemakers Programme in co-operation with the Dutch Ministry for
Development and Co-operation, Social and Institutional Development Department, Women and
Development Department to support women‟s empowerment. Activities: organises non-violence training
for grassroots women‟s groups and regional consultations which bring women from opposi te sides of
conflicts together to dialogue and deepen their understanding of conflict resolution, documents women‟s
peacebuilding activities and helps to build networks among women peacemakers through its newsletter -
Cross the Lines. Its annual May 24 International Women‟s day for Peace and Disarmament Action Pack
builds capacity in women‟s organisations by linking women‟s groups with resources and organisations
that can provide technical and financial support.

Spoorstraat 38, 1815 BK Alkmaar, Netherlands
Tel: ++ 31 72 512 3014
Fax: ++ 31 72 515 1102
Contact: Shelley Anderson

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) seeks to promote compliance with the
human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act in the OSCE member states. The Federation organises
seminars and workshops to debate issues concerning ethnic tension and democracy, and publishes
reports and study results. The Federation has representative Committees in at least 28 OSCE member

states. A series of confidence-building activities in Yugoslavia is envisaged for 1998 with a view to
reducing the potential for violent conflict.

Rummelhardtgasse 2/18, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Tel: ++43 (1) 402 7387/ 408 8822
Fax: ++43 (1) 408 7444
Contact:Brigitte Dufour, Legal Counsel
                                                   99     OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

International Peace Bureau (IPB)
Founded in 1892, the IPB has 210 member organisations. It supports peace and disarmament
processes undertaken by the UN. IPB also acts as a publishing house and is working together with the
International Fellowship of Reconciliation to promote the International Women's Day for Peace and
Disarmament, May 24.

Rue de Zurich 41, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (22) 731 64 29; Fax: +41 (22) 738 94 19

Media Action International
Media Action International bridges the gap between journalism and humanitarian, post -conflict and
development activities. It seeks to strengthen the role of credible information in humanitarian,
peacekeeping, civil society-building, human rights, environment and development initiatives. As a centre
for media initiatives, it produces documents and books relating to the innovat ive use of the media for
development and peace-building purposes. It also manages field-based media projects in conflict areas
and organises regular workshops and conferences.

Villa Grand Montfleury 49, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland
Tel: ++41 22 950 0750
Fax : ++41 22 950 0752
Contact: Loretta Hieber/Edward Girardet, Co-Directors

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee have long recognised that sustainable
development must fully reflect the needs of both men and women and in 1983 adopted Guiding
Principles to this effect. These guidelines were revised in 1989. These Guiding Principles serves as a
useful instruments for advancing gender issues in the development co-operation programmes of the
DAC members. These members include Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,
Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Turkey, the UK and the United States. Other countries have since joined and the OECD has been
working on mainstreaming a gender perspective into its conflict prevention strategies for member states
to implement.

Tel: ++ 33 145 249 9008
Contact: Francesca Cook, Responsible for gender issues

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
The Women‟s International league for Peace and Freedom links issues of peace and women‟s
oppression, inequality and empowerment. WILPF has urged the international community to involve
women fully in all stages of peace processes and negotiations. This includes women‟s effective
participation in peace education, preventative diplomacy, non-violent peacebuilding and peacekeeping,
and post-conflict peace-building.

CP 28, 1 rue de Varmbe, 1211 Geneve 20, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 733 6175; Fax: +41 22 740 1063

Contact: Michaela Told, Secretary-General
                                                 101    OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

World Vision International (WVI)
WVI is an international organisation which involves itself with needs assessment procedures, emergency
and conflict situations and the protection, resettlement and reintegration of women refugees and other
vulnerable groups.

4 Engelsberggasse, A-1030 Vienna, Austria
Tel: ++ 43 1 717 9662; Fax: ++ 43 1 717 9668
Contact: Kevin Cook, Regional Communications Director, Eastern Europe/Middle East, Regional Office
CONCLUSION                                      102


Women‟s peacebuilding work is important in building democracy and co-operation, yet it is
not recognised as such and not given priority in funding terms. Instead, funding is too donor
driven, too short term and too insecure.

The information extracted from the completed questionnaires and other material received
yield some interesting conclusions which donors and organisations engaged in peacebuilding
work may find useful. These are divided into those which may be particularly beneficial for
donors and those which relate to peacebuilding organisations themselves. These issues
raise the question of how to provide an improved legal framework and a thought-through,
responsible, long-term international funding policy for NGOs involved in women and
peacebuilding activities.

I.      Conclusions relating to Donors/Funders

i.      Institutional support

Provide support to women and women‟s organisations engaged in peacebuilding, conflict
prevention and related activities and enable them to become involved or to strengthen current
involvement in these types of activities at the institutional level without losing their strong links
to the grassroots level.

Support should also be provided to programmes which strengthen the voice of women in the
conflict prevention and peacebuilding process.

Ii.     Mainstreaming

Conflict prevention approaches to peacebuilding work should be mainstreamed into
development and humanitarian aid work and development actors should ensure that a
strategy of strengthening local capacities should not increase gender injustice, but should
also not do any harm in this sphere.

iii.    Sustainability

Donors need to become aware that peacebuilding and conflict prevention are slow, long-term
processes that require follow-up. Thus donors should be prepared to provide a sustained
investment with a time-table of at least four years so that organisations can learn and grow.

iv.     Provide clear funding criteria

Donors should provide organisations with clear criteria for accessing funding and also inform
them of what the expectations are from the projects being funded. Organisations have also
recommended that donors provide sufficient funds to cover the administrative costs of the
                                              103                                  CONCLUSION

Le travail de construction de la paix des femmes est important pour l‟établissement de la
démocratie et de la coopération; cependant, il n‟est pas reconnu en tant que tel et n‟est pas
prioritaire en termes de financement. En fait, le financement est trop dépendant des
donateurs, trop incertain et prévu à trop court terme.

Les informations tirées des réponses au questionnaire et d‟autres documents reçus
permettent de tirer quelques conclusions intéressantes qui peuvent s‟avérer utiles aux
donateurs et aux organisations qui travaillent à la construction de la paix. On distingue entre
les conclusions qui peuvent être particulièrement profitables aux donateurs et celles qui
intéressent les organisations de construction de la paix elles-mêmes. De tous ces
problèmes découlent deux questions: comment améliorer le cadre légal des ONG tournées
vers les femmes et la construction de la paix? Comment mettre en place, sur le long terme,
une politique internationale de financement de ces ONG responsable et mûrement réfléchie?

I.     Conclusions intéressant les donateurs/bailleurs de fonds

i.     Soutien

Il convient d‟apporter un soutien aux femmes et aux organisations féminines qui s‟occupent
de construire la paix, de prévenir les conflits et mènent d‟autres activités connexes, et de leur
donner les moyens de participer ou de renforcer leur participation actuelle à ce type
d‟activités au niveau institutionnel, sans perdre leurs liens étroits avec la base.

Il convient d‟apporter aussi un soutien aux programmes qui renforcent la voix des femmes
dans la prévention des conflits et le processus de construction de la paix.

ii.    Intégration

Il faudrait intégrer les stratégies de prévention des conflits et activités de construction de la
paix dans les actions de développement et d‟aide humanitaire et les acteurs du
développement devraient veiller à ce que la politique de renforcement des capacités locales
n‟augmente pas l‟injustice à l‟égard des femmes et ne cause aucun préjudice en la matière.

iii.   Durabilité

Les donateurs doivent prendre conscience que la prévention des conflits et la construction
de la paix sont des processus lents, qui prennent du temps et exigent un suivi. Les donateurs
devraient donc être prêts à investir durablement sur une durée d‟au moins quatre ans, de
manière à ce que les organisations puissent se former et se développer.

iv.    Fournir des critères de financement clairs

Les donateurs devraient fournir aux organisations des critères clairs pour l‟obtention de
ressources financières et les informer également de ce que l‟on attend des projets financés.
Les organisations recommandent également que les donateurs fournissent des fonds
suffisants pour couvrir les frais administratifs des ONG.
CONCLUSION                                   104

v.     Capacity building and training

Donors should provide funding for the training of women in their specific rights, including how
to organise themselves to make the most effective political impact and how to advocate and
lobby for their interests.

vi.    Research

Donors need to fund more focused research on women and their peacebuilding activities and
also research on the impact women have on peace building and in peace processes. As an
integral part of this, donors should encourage and fund the systematic documentation of
women‟s strategies and know-how for peacebuilding.

vii.   Promote women’s empowerment in decision-making

Donors should give women the opportunity to become full actors of development and
peacebuilding through the recognition of their role as development agents who are able to
promote peace, prevent conflicts and contribute to their resolution.

II.    Conclusions relating to organisations engaged in peacebuilding, conflict
       prevention and related issues

i.     Sharing quality information

NGOs should try to share their good practices to a greater extent with each other. At the
moment there is too much fragmentation and too much information of varying quality being
provided. This may be a result of organisations not having the resources to engage in cross
regional or other types of sharing. However, organisations can make use of the internet and
email where they have access to them and if they do not do so already. They could also
make use of the community and peacebuilding websites which are currently available.

ii.    Creation of networks and strategic alliances

NGOs should have clear objectives and be willing to link with other strategic partners in order
to maximise their effectiveness in support of the common good. Additionally, working with
like-minded NGOs and building on each other‟s distinctive competencies on project proposal
for example, may result in access to more funds. Additionally, developing partnerships with
different actors may provide more visibility for the work of little known NGOs.

iii.   Measure impact of their peacebuilding work

NGOs should work with donors to develop acceptable criteria for measuring the impact of
their peacebuilding work and its impact on women.
                                              105                                  CONCLUSION

v.     Formation et développement du potentiel

Les donateurs devraient financer la formation des femmes afin qu‟elles sachent quels sont
leurs droits spécifiques, qu‟elles apprennent à s‟organiser pour avoir le plus fort impact
politique possible et à défendre leurs intérêts en faisant pression sur les responsables

vi.    Recherche

Les donateurs devraient financer davantage la recherche axée sur les femmes et leurs
actions pour la construction de la paix et l‟encouragement des processus de paix, ainsi que
la recherche sur l‟impact de ces actions. Dans ce cadre, les donateurs devraient
encourager et financer la mise en place systématique d‟une documentation consacrée aux
stratégies et savoir-faire des femmes en matière de construction de la paix.

vii.   Renforcer les capacités d’intervention des femmes dans les processus de

Les donateurs devraient donner aux femmes la possibilité de participer pleinement au
développement et à la construction de la paix en reconnaissant leur rôle comme agentes de
développement capables de promouvoir la paix, de prévenir les conflits et de contribuer à leur

II.    Conclusions intéressant les organisations engagées dans la construction de
       la paix, la prévention des conflits et autres questions connexes

i.     Mise en commun d’informations fiables

Les ONG devraient s‟efforcer de mettre davantage en commun leurs bonnes pratiques. A
l‟heure actuelle, l‟information fournie est trop souvent dispersée et de qualité variable, ce qui
est, peut-être, dû au fait que les organisations n‟ont pas les ressources nécessaires pour
organiser une mise en commun des données régionales ou autres. Toutefois, si elles ne le
font pas déjà, les organisations devraient se servir de l‟Internet et du courrier électronique,
lorsqu‟elles y ont accès. Elles pourraient aussi profiter des sites web communautaires et
relatifs à la construction de la paix qui sont actuellement disponibles.

ii.    Création de réseaux et d’alliances stratégiques

Les ONG devraient avoir des objectifs clairs et être prêtes à établir des liens avec d‟autres
partenaires stratégiques afin d‟optimiser leur efficacité pour le bien commun. En outre, la
coopération avec des ONG travaillant dans cet esprit et s‟appuyant réciproquement sur leurs
compétences spécifiques concernant une proposition de projet, par exemple, peut permettre
d‟avoir accès à des ressources financières supplémentaires. Le travail des ONG les moins
connues gagnera certainement en visibilité si elles développent des partenariats avec
différents acteurs.

iii.   Evaluation de l’impact de leurs activités de construction de la paix

Les ONG devraient coopérer avec les donateurs pour élaborer des critères acceptables
permettant d‟évaluer l‟impact de leurs activités de construction de la paix et leur impact sur
les femmes.
CONCLUSION                                   106

iv.    Capacity building and training

NGOs should ensure that they involve themselves and their staff in training and capacity
building of women in their specific rights, including how to organise themselves to make the
most effective political impact and how to advocate and lobby for their interests. They should
try to gain more competence in inclusive democratic decision and work processes. For
women‟s organisations to continue to play an effective part in democratic processes, for
them to survive, be effective and to make an impact, women and their organisations must be
provided with new skills.
                                              107                                 CONCLUSION

iv.    Formation et renforcement du potentiel

Les ONG devraient s‟attacher à participer, avec leur personnel, au développement du
potentiel des femmes et à leur formation pour qu‟elles sachent quels sont leurs droits
spécifiques, qu‟elles apprennent à s‟organiser pour avoir le plus fort impact politique possible
et à défendre leurs intérêts en faisant pression sur les responsables politiques. Elles
devraient aussi s‟efforcer d‟approfondir leurs connaissances des processus intégrés d‟action
et de décisions démocratiques. Pour que les organisations féminines continuent à jouer un
rôle effectif dans les processus démocratiques, pour qu‟elles puissent survivre, fonctionner,
pour qu‟elles puissent avoir un impact, il faut que les femmes et leurs organisations
acquièrent de nouvelles compétences.