10 Women’s Peace Networks

ACTIVISM, 29 Mar 2021

Taylor O’Connor | Medium - TRANSCEND Media Service

And How They Are Changing the World

“We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” — Vandana Shiva

10 Women’s Peace Networks

There are hundreds of women’s peacebuilding networks, actually, much more than could be ever covered here. Most are local, national or regional networks, and a handful are global networks. Below, in no particular order, are ten global women’s peacebuilding networks that are changing the world.

Get involved

For those looking to join a network or support them in any way, I encourage you to join their email lists and follow them on social media. You may find a network or a few that are in line with your passions and interests. Below is a brief overview of each to see the uniqueness of each.

  1. International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN): support women peacebuilders to build movements and influence policy
  2. The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP): a coalition of women’s rights organizations
  3. Peace Women Across the Globe — Wiki Peace Women: raises the visibility of women building peace
  4. Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW): raise voices of grassroots women and women spiritual leaders in peace and dialogue facilitation
  5. Women in Black: grassroots feminist peace and justice activism
  6. Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks: women’s participation and influence in peace processes
  7. Women in International Security (WIIS): professional development of women in the field of international peace and security
  8. Women4NonViolence: a global network of survivors of SGBV advocating to influence global conventions associated with SGBV in conflict contexts
  9. Nobel Women’s Initiative: women Nobel peace laureates supporting women’s movements for peace, justice, and equality


Taylor O’Connor, MA Peace Education, UN Mandated University for Peace, 2009. Taylor is a rebellious peacebuilder, peace educator, and founder of the blog Everyday Peacebuilding. Freelance Peacebuilding Technical Specialist by day, he’s working to make insights from peacebuilding practice relevant and practical to wider audiences. If you’d like to learn some creative and strategic ways you can build peace in your life and in the world around you, get his free handout 198 Actions for Peace – also good for educational settings.

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One Response to “10 Women’s Peace Networks”

  1. “At the present stage of the history, civilization is almost exclusively masculine, a civilization of power in which women have been thrust aside in the shade. Therefore it has lost its balance and it is moving by hoping from war to war. Its motive forces are the forces of destruction and its ceremonies are carried through by an appalling number of human sacrifices. This one-sided civilization is crashing along a series of catastrophe at a tremendous speed because of its one-sidedness.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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