KAIROS’ Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security program supports grassroots women’s organizations that are building sustainable, just and inclusive peace in Colombia, Palestine/Israel, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Philippines, all of which have experienced long-term conflict. Among other things, these organizations provide counseling, legal support, human rights training and accompaniment to women victims and survivors of militarized conflict. They strive to increase the participation of women in peace processes at all levels.
Global Affairs Canada is providing financial support for Women of Courage partners in Colombia, Palestine/Israel, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, making it possible for these KAIROS partner organizations to greatly expand their capacity and increase their impact.
KAIROS needs to raise funds to match the government’s contribution and we need your help! Every dollar you donate to these four Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partners will generate an additional $3 in funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
In April 2019, Global Affairs Canada stopped providing funds for the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). You can still designate your donations to NCCP, and your support is needed more than ever, but your donation will not be matched.
Download the KAIROS Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security- One year at a glance report in English and French.
Meet the partners…
Organización Feminina Popular (OFP)
"Women in Colombia are active in the implementation of the peace process, but face a backlash of increased violence and insecurity by those who oppose peace. Our program provides psychosocial and legal support to women survivors of violence, and educational programs on human rights that allows women to become active citizens and agents of change.”Yolanda Becerra, Organización Femenina Popular
KAIROS has been working with OFP since 2001.
Donate to OFP
Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre
“We work with grassroots women who are active in the implementation of the National Action Plan for UN Security Council resolution 1325. Our programs ameliorate the predicament we face on a daily basis, and inspire the women of our community to become active citizens in Palestine.”Lucy Talgieh, Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre
KAIROS has been working with Wi'am since 2012.
Donate to Wi'am
South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)
"The role of women in peace building in South Sudan is crucial. Church women and other community-based groups are contributing to the peace-building process by leading peaceful prayer processions, promoting dialogue between the parties in conflict, and providing opportunities for negotiation, debate and forgiveness." Anges Wasuk Petia, Coordinator, SSCC National Women's Program
KAIROS has been working with SSCC since its foundation in 2013. Before that, the ecumenical coalitions that preceded KAIROS had partnered with the Sudan Council of Churches since the early 1970's.
Donate to SSCC
National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
"Women have been at the frontlines for peace, justice, access to land and resources; however, they need to participate in formal peace processes. Their agenda needs to be amplified and adopted in peace building processes."Vernie Yocogan-Diano, Program Coordinator, Women, Peace and Security project, National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP).
KAIROS has been working with NCCP since 2002.
GAC no longer matches funds for the NCCP. They still need your support, more than ever. Please give.
Donate to NCCP
Héritiers de la Justice (HJ)
"The Legal Clinical Project enables the women we accompany to increase their socio-economic empowerment, to claim and enjoy more effectively their civil and political rights at a time when the DRC is on the road to democratization, and become true actors for peace in their households, communities and in the country." Chantal Bilulu, Coordinator, Héritiers de la Justice Women and Children's Program
KAIROS has been working with Héritiers de la Justice since 2005.
Donate to HJ
For every $1 you donate, our partners will get $4
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