The Swedish Foundation Kvinna till Kvinna (‘woman to woman’) supports Armenian and Azerbaijani women’s organisations and individual women’s rights activists to promote women’s empowerment and participation in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process (based on the framework of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security).
Kvinna till Kvinna believes that a sustainable peace process must involve civil society and the equal participation of women and men. The Foundation’s initiatives in this area include:
- Collaborating with local women’s organisations and individual women’s rights activists and supporting women mentors that work to engage and strengthen Armenian and Azerbaijani women affected by conflict, so that they can play a more active part in peacebuilding efforts and influence decisions that affect their lives;
- Providing space for Armenian and Azerbaijani women to meet and develop knowledge and skills to increase women’s participation in peacebuilding and peace processes, fostering solidarity between women;
- Documenting how the conflict has affected women, including conflict-related violence, to be used together with partners to reach out and stimulate reflection on the effects of conflict on women among target communities;
- Using its findings to inform policymakers and diplomats – not least, the 2012 EU-funded report Equal Power - Lasting Peace, which includes an analysis of the obstacles to women’s participation in the Nagorny Karabakh peace process;
- Communicating to local and international decision makers the message that women are important actors for peace and should be recognised for their peacebuilding work, and that they should be included in decision making that shapes the future of their societies.
For more information please visit Kvinna till Kvinna's website