How to #MoveTheMoney from War to Peace: Reflections on Women, Peace and Security Financing Workshop and Side Event


Dr. Abigail Ruane contributes analysis of the July 7-8 Workshop for WPS Financing, "Ensuring No One is Left Behind: Financing Gender Equality and Stable, Peaceful Societies for WPS Implementation" and the July 11 Side Event to the High Level Political Forum, identifying challenges and opportunities moving forward with the WPS Agenda in the context of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Read the introduction to the analysis below, or read the entire blog post here.


Is it possible to #MoveTheMoney from a political economy of war to a political economy of peace and gender justice? Are there technical mechanisms that exist that can be more effectively leveraged?

This was the focus of a two-day workshop with about 40 people that WILPFs Women, Peace and Security programme, PeaceWomen, held on 7-8 July 2016 that brought together civil society experts from development and security sectors to develop concrete strategies for gender equality and peace. It was also the focus of a 11 July side event with about 25 people, which reported back from the workshop to member states, UN entities, and international civil society attending the High Level Political Forum.