Women & PEACE Studies Organization (WPSO)




Project Title
    WPSO Strategic Priorities
1 Women Watching Peace To consolidate the information on peace negotiation to inform the women’s groups, international partners, and activists supporting women’s inclusive voice for their meaningful engagements  Oversight and data collecting from relevant government and non-government Organizations/Media (TVs, News Paper Agencies) and will produce the following:
1. Weekly updates of peace negotiation
2. Monthly Newsletter
3. Annual Research Report
4. Advocacy
 Promote the role of women as peace negotiators, mediators, peacebuilders and preventing violent extremism and radicalization
2 Mobilizing Local Actors for Local Peace Building To promote a culture of peace, support and uphold sustainable peace, creating networks between women peacebuilders and more involvement of women in peace and conflict resolution process in Afghanistan 1. Conducting one day workshop for focal points or women peacebuilders in each province about creating an action plan on their work during COVID

2. Connecting with its previously trained young men and women peacebuilders will start Skype, WhatsApp, or Zoom-based calls with them to identify how they are dealing with the pandemic, their challenges with local peacebuilding, and ways to address the pandemic related awareness issues impacting women and men respectively

3. Conducting a 5-day (including travel days) study tour bringing the local women peacebuilders from Balkh and Parwan to Hirat province during
4. National and International Advocacy

 Promote the role of women as peace negotiators, mediators, peacebuilders and preventing violent extremism and radicalization
3 Parliamentary Accountability & Oversight (PAO) To enhance accountability, Transparency & responsiveness of Afghan parliament 1. Conduct daily oversights from the activities of Parliament’s Lower House (Wolesi Jirga)
2. Prepare and publicize daily session reports of Wolesi Jirga through WPSO social media of WPSO and through other institutions
3. Develop monthly reports and sharing with MPs and a wide range of high-status Afghan Civil Society groups including “ACSEN and ACSONP
4.  Monitoring MPs Presence in media during
5. Launching and advocacy meeting around the Annual Report
6. Conducting Parliamentary Dialogues in Kabul and provinces
7. Civil Society organizations, activists meetings with parliamentarians and relevant committees on the laws and functions of the parliament
Contribute to knowledge being created and explored on the roles and contributions of women leaders at the local and national levels to transform homes, communities, and villages and preventing youth from engaging with insurgencies and extremism