This category will help to strengthen first response to tensions in different communities in the country to any threat of extremism and/or other forms of conflict by engaging women through community-based collectives . Organizations must be able to demonstrate how women’s networks can be equipped with conflict-resolution, mediation skills to facilitate community level collectives that are able to advocate for the inclusion of women in different district, provincial or national level bodies. These include increasing the participation of women in community mediation boards, leadership levels, political participation among others.
The proposed initiative must further:
- Identify points of tension within local communities;
- Demonstrate clear training methodology for women’s networks to provide mediation services;
- Address context specific Women, Peace and Security implementation challenges; and
- Have identifiable key beneficiaries at community level and provincial levels.