Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a global member-led network of civil society organisations (CSOs) that actively works on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The network consists of fifteen regional networks of local organisations with their own priorities, character and agenda. These regional networks are represented in an International Steering Group, which jointly determines our global priorities and actions for GPPACs conflict prevention and peacebuilding work.

GPPAC seeks a world where violence and armed conflicts are prevented and resolved by peaceful means based on justice, gender equity, sustainable development and human security for all.

GPPAC is a global network that links civil society with relevant local, national, regional and international actors and institutions to collectively contribute to a fundamental change in dealing with violence and armed conflicts: a shift from reaction to prevention.

GPPAC advocates for the full implementation of  UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security. GPPAC places strong emphasis on the need to recognize, highlight and involve women through their active roles in conflict prevention, as part of any holistic engagement towards sustainable peace. GPPACs prevention perspective on UNSCR 1325 is closely linked to advocacy on other relevant policy processes especially coordination for Human Security, and clear commitments to peace, justice and conflict prevention in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Since the adoption of Gender Policy in 2010 gender is a crosscutting priority in GPPACs work on conflict prevention with the specific focus on the full implementation of UNSCR 1325 and related resolutions. GPPAC integrates gender-sensitive peacebuilding throughout its work, and links civil society actors working on gender around the world to exchange experiences. The network provides a platform to strengthen members capacities and connect local experiences to regional and global levels. GPPAC haa carved out a niche in emphasizing the role of women as positive agents of change in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

GPPAC Gender Focal Points support GPPAC regions and global working groups in mainstreaming gender in their work on peacebuilding and conflict prevention.