Grant agreements for Women, Peace, and Security projects 2022-2025

Norad has entered four 2022-2025 grant agreements with international civil society organisations for projects supporting the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda.

The four-year total budget for Norad’s WPS portfolio is NOK 88,6 million, allocated from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ budget chapter for Peace and Reconciliation.

Norad’s WPS grant scheme aims to support the realisation of the overall goals and objectives of Norway’s Action plan for Women, Peace, and Security through targeted initiatives led by international civil society organisations. The main objectives of the grant scheme are:

  1. Peace and reconciliation processes facilitate participation by women in all phases.
  2. When implementing peace agreements, steps are taken to safeguard the human rights of women and men.

In line with the Women, Peace, and Security Action Plan, civil society’s role in strengthening democracy, human rights and gender perspectives is relevant for achieving the overall goals and objectives. Accordingly, Norad’s WPS grant scheme provides support civil society’s efforts to reach the WPS objectives.

Four 2022-2025 grant agreements

Norad invited selected international civil society organisations with documented WPS project experience to submit grant proposals for Norad’s restricted 2022-2025 WPS call for proposals. The invited organisations were encouraged to present collaborative WPS grant proposals.

Norad received six grant proposals by the call for proposals’ due date, 20 March 2022. The six grant proposals received amounted to a total of NOK 149 million. Four of the grant proposals received were accepted for Norad support 2022-2025. Two grant proposals were not prioritised for Norad funding.

The following organisations have entered into agreements with Norad (in alphabetical order):

Organisation: International Civil Society Action Network
Agreement budget: NOK 18 642 000
Agreement period: 2022-2025

Organisation: Karama
Agreement budget: NOK 20 000 000
Agreement period: 2022-2025

Organisation: Legal Action Worldwide
Agreement budget: NOK 21 000 000
Agreement period: 2022-2025

Organisation: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Agreement budget: NOK 29 000 000
Agreement period: 2022-2025


Published 15.02.2022
Last updated 16.02.2022