Gender Associations is excited to celebrate the third anniversary of our company on 20 October 2022! Since we launched in 2019, we could not have imagined the changing landscape in which we would be working to build a new company focused on supporting the implementation of the gender, peace and security agenda. In the last three years, the impact of multiple, global crises such as food insecurity, mass displacement, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and armed conflicts have taken a serious toll on advances towards gender equality, development and peace. The need for an intersectional and gendered approach to understanding and responding to the diverse needs of all people during these challenging times, both during peace, as well as in conflict and post-conflict environments, has therefore only intensified.
Gender Associations is proud to have partnered with and supported our numerous clients to take measures to raise awareness of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, to build capacity amongst their staff and constituents, to evaluate their efforts and to increase the data, resources and tools available to inform the development of more gender-responsive policies, programming and practices.
• European Union (EU)
• Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA) of Switzerland
• Federal Foreign Office (AA) of Germany
• Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom
• Global Affairs Canada
• Kvinna til Kvinna
• Organisation for International Cultural Relations (ifa)
• Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
• Organisation of American States (OAS)
• Prospera – International Network of Women´s Funds
• Small Arms Survey
• UN Women
• Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth.
In all our projects, we strongly rely on our Lead Associates and a global network of over 300+ consultants to produce quality, cutting-edge and tailored products for our clients. In our first three years, our projects have covered 22 countries around the world with 15 different clients ranging from governments, regional organizations, international organizations and civil society.
In the coming years, we look forward to building upon our relationships with our current clients and expanding our work with new partners and initiatives to ensure progress is not lost and the growing political will is channelled towards true implementation of the WPS agenda. While the last few years have been rather challenging to build a company during a pandemic, we have never felt more strongly that the services offered by Gender Associations are crucial to the efforts to build back better and to ensure that gender equality and the gender, peace and security agenda are central to recovery and the road towards peace and well-being for all.