N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia seeking to advance Women, Peace & Security (WPS). 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 the broader women peace and security agenda. N-Peace rests on the assumption that if targeted women and men are supported with increased investments in capacity and skills, then they will be able to create institutional and social shifts to prioritize the inclusion and empowerment of women and girls and change discourse on the roles of women in peace building.
Rolled out in 2010, N-Peace is active in Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Our members represent civil society, government, non-government organizations, academia, United Nations agencies, religious groups and the media
The N-Peace network plays four key roles. We are a convener 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, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Security.
In 2016, efforts were made to bring N-Peace closer to the private sector, as a result the programme benefits from direct and in-kind contributions from the private sector.