Women, Peace, and Security



National Action Plans for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security

How do states implement the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda? How can civil society hold states accountable? National Action Plans (NAPs) are one way to implement Women, Peace, and Security commitments at the country level and to advance accountability. Regional Action Plans (RAPs) are another way of coordinating work in a broader area.

As of February 2016, fifty-seven nations have created a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325. The following countries have released their NAPs during 2015: Afghanistan, Japan, New Zealand, Palestine and Paraguay. Furthermore, other countries have committed to develop NAP in 2015: Algeria, Angola, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Portugal, Thailand, Ukraine and United Republic of Tanzania. There are a handful Regional Action Plans as well, such as the one of the African Union and of the European Union.

Both governments and civil society groups are the movers and shakers putting the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda into action. PeaceWomen’s Action Plan Initiative monitors, analyses, and shares UN Member State and Regional Action Plans. PeaceWomen and WILPF more broadly also work at the local and national level to advance National Action implementation.

This section of Who Implements: Member States includes an overview of action plans and lists of action plans by country, region, and theme. It also includes resources for civil society, national, and global reviews, and information on commitments beyond NAPs including a call for action on 2015 commitments and highlights of current innovative work.

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Latest National Action Plan

In December 2015, the government of Paraguay launched the Paraguayan National Action Plan for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security…

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Call to Action on 2015 Commitments

October 2015 marked the 15 Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 and the Security Council hold an Open Debate on Women Peace and Security. Member states had the opportunity to renovate and make new commitments. Do you want to know what each country committed to? Click here!

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2 thoughts on “Women, Peace, and Security

  1. I guess I’m biased towards women working for peace at the grassroots level – instead of going through national governments and the UN – which are all controlled by multinational corporations.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Stuart.
      I visualize a world where women and men can work together peacefully, not just at the grassroots but everywhere. In just about all work areas women should be given the opportunity to have an input.

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