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N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS) issues. It supports women’s leadership for conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, and promotes the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, and related resolutions, at regional, national and community levels.
We are currently active in Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and have also held activities in Timor-Leste. Our members represent civil society, government, non-government organizations, academia, United Nations agencies, religious groups and the media. N-Peace’s mission is to Engage for Peace, Equality, Access, Community and Empowerment.
N-Peace was established in October 2010 by women peace advocates at a meeting held by the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Rgeional Centre (UNDP) to mark the ten-year anniversary of UNSCR 1325. Today, over 2000 practitioners are connected though this vibrant network.
How it works
The N-Peace network plays four key roles. We are a convenor of dialogues between civil society, government and other groups on policy related to Women, Peace and Security. We build capacity among women peace advocates so they can advance WPS priorities, and broaden country networks for advocacy on this agenda. We are a connector of peace builders who share knowledge of policy and best practice on implementing UNSCR 1325. We advocate for women’s engagement in peace and security, bringing light to stories of leadership and resilience.
N-Peace is managed by UNDP's Bangkok Regional Hub with UNDP Offices across Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Afghanistan and the Philippines, in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Security. Our strategic priorities and country level activities are defined by our members and partners.