Did you know that 70% of NGO sector staff are women, but only 30% of those women reach the top of their organisations, according to Fair Share? That means understanding the opportunities and constraints faced by women’s NGOs in multiple-stakeholder projects is increasingly important.
Founded in 1915, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is one of the world’s longest-standing women’s peace organizations. At its core, WILPF holds the beliefs that women matter, that equality matters, and that gender construct is the product of unequal power structures. When those structures change we can have real equality and the possibility of sustainable peace: a feminist peace. WILPF builds coalitions and partnerships, shares knowledge, and convenes women from all around the world to create bridges and spaces for discussion so that women can play their rightful role in decision-making and help shape the responses that affect their lives and communities. WILPF members come from all over the world. They get together, inspire each other and coordinate actions to eradicate the root causes of war. WILPF currently has 32 Sections and 13 Groups across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the MENA region.
At NMA, we have recently had the pleasure to provide our tailor-made Triple C services around Project Cycle Management to a female only team from WILPF.
Our Project Cycle Management course offers comprehensive training that will equip you with the essential skills, tools and good practices from the field to successfully manage development and humanitarian projects, from needs assessment, through planning (analysis and design) to monitoring the implementation of the project. Our Triple C sessions encompass three possible pathways and a combination thereof to achieve the expected results: Consultancy, Coaching and Courses. Learn more about our Triple C approach here
The participants have been reactive, motivated and enthusiastic and we were thrilled to read their feedback: “This training provided me with a comprehensive overview of project cycle management at an introductory level; I found the sessions dynamic and the information easy to understand; and appreciated that the trainers’ brought concrete examples throughout the different topics presented.” Sara, WILPF. Participants were particularly happy about the “participatory approach” and the “concrete examples and exercises”
We recommend to read the 2018 WILPF Guide to Feminist Political Economy, which deals with the question how can feminist understanding of political economy in conflict or post-conflict contexts help advance peace-building processes. It provides, amongst others, a list of useful questions to analyze such contexts.
At NMA, we seek a world where non-profit organizations have the leadership and management capacity to maximize their contribution to social justice and human rights. We recognize that women's involvement is vital in the NGOs sector, and we are proud to have collaborated with WILPF during this course.