Women as Agents of Change Action Network on Forced Displacement

Logo: Action Network on Forced Displacement – Women as Agents of Change
Logo: Action Network on Forced Displacement – Women as Agents of Change

In order to foster the political and economic empowerment of women in situations of displacement, the BMZ launched the "Action Network on Forced Displacement – Women as Agents of Change" in October 2020. The global Network serves as a platform for exchange and makes recommendations to policymakers, the private sector, civil society and local players.

10 November 2021 | 15:00-17:00 CET Event: From connection to action: Women’s leadership in displacement

Grafik Ankündigung Global Gathering
Announcement Global Gathering

We will discuss creative solutions tackling global challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic to conflict and emergency and formulate concrete future actions for the Network and a global community. Join grassroot activists, policy makers, and local and international leaders in strengthening a community of action working towards self-determination and leadership of displaced women.

Register here to join the event. (External link)

Members and allies

The Action Network currently has 17 members from more than ten countries, including Afghanistan, Georgia, Syria, Yemen, Uganda, Sudan, Honduras and the Philippines. Many of them have experienced situations of displacement themselves. Numerous partners from politics, the private sector and civil society support the Network.

Cover: Action Network on Forced Displacement: Women as Agents of Change | Member's Declaration / Joint Roadmap

Member's Declaration / Joint Roadmap

File type PDF | Date of status 10/2020 | File size 459 KB, Pages 2 Pages
Cover: Action Network on Forced Displacement: Women as Agents of Change | Member's Declaration / Joint Roadmap (Arabic)

Member's Declaration / Joint Roadmap (Arabic)

File type PDF | Date of status 10/2020 | File size 272 KB, Pages 2 Pages
Cover: Action Network on Forced Displacement: Women as Agents of Change | Declaración de los y las miembros / hoja de ruta conjunta

Declaración de los y las miembros / hoja de ruta conjunta

File type PDF | Date of status 10/2020 | File size 145 KB

Implementation of local projects

Logo: Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)
Logo: Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)

The Action Network wants to support local projects. To that end, the BMZ works together with the United Nations Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund (External link) (WPHF). Via WPHF, it is possible to finance projects to foster the political and economic empowerment of women in situations of displacement.

The members of the Network have decided jointly to make Yemen, Colombia and Nigeria pilot countries for the first projects.