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MOWIP Methodology

1 October, 2020



The Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) Methodology is a rigorous and innovative tool to measure the degree to which women can meaningfully participate in peace operations from the perspectives of the troop- and police-contributing countries (TPCCs). It develops ten issue areas and measures the degree to which the issue areas constitute a barrier or create opportunities for women’s meaningful participation.

The MOWIP Methodology is the result of the hard work of visionary individuals and institutions who had the courage to challenge the status quo in the pursuit of gender equality, as both the right and the smart thing to do. It was developed in partnership with Cornell University and practitioners in eight partner countries (Bangladesh, Ghana, Jordan, Mongolia, Norway, Senegal, Uruguay and Zambia), with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the framework of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations launched by Canada in 2017 and aimed at developing innovative measures in order to “move from slow, incremental progress to transformational change regarding women’s meaningful participation in peace operations”.

You can learn more on DCAF’s involvement in the Elsie Initiative on DCAF Elsie Initiative webpage. The MOWIP Methodology is the preferred methodology for assessments required for applications to the Elsie Initiative Fund. All data collection tools, templates and Explainers are available on the MOWIP Toolbox webpage