Creating National Action Plans: A Guide to Implementing Resolution 1325

Posted by Zsuzsanna Lippai and Angelic Young on October 13, 2017
Creating National Action Plans: A Guide to Implementing Resolution 1325

This guide is for policymakers, government officials, and civil society leaders as they develop, implement, and track progress on national action plans (NAPs) and other strategies for advancing women’s inclusion in peace and security. It explains how to ensure effective design, improve coordination, and include civil society as critical steps to make UN Security Council […]

Designing Inclusive Strategies for Sustainable Security: Results-Oriented National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

Posted by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and Inclusive Security on January 20, 2017
Designing Inclusive Strategies for Sustainable Security: Results-Oriented National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

Photo: OSCE/Bradley Murray  This publication captures lessons learned during the September 2016 OSCE National Action Plan (NAP) Academy held in Vienna, Austria and is a result of the participants’ request for realistic examples of high-impact NAP designs. The purpose of NAP Academies is to bring together practitioners from diverse contexts to share their experiences in […]

Close the Gap Between Internationally Set Policies and Local Realities for Women

Close the Gap Between Internationally Set Policies and Local Realities for Women

This was originally published by International Peace Institute. A year after the High-Level Review of the implementation of the landmark Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, an IPI meeting took up the subject of National Action Plans (NAPs) and how they help turn policy into reality. Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, IPI Senior Policy […]

From Global Promise to National Action

From Global Promise to National Action

Evidence shows that women’s participation in peace and security processes is associated with more successful outcomes. International frameworks on this agenda—like UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325—have advanced accordingly, but the role of national initiatives is less understood. National action plans to implement UNSCR 1325 on women, peace, and security have tripled in the last […]

From Global Promise to National Action: Advancing Women, Peace, and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Serbia, and Sierra Leone

Posted by Alexandra Amling and Marie O'Reilly on October 19, 2016
From Global Promise to National Action: Advancing Women, Peace, and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, Serbia, and Sierra Leone

Executive Summary Since 2010, conflict and displacement around the globe have increased. Unlike traditional conflicts typified by inter-state military confrontations, today’s hybrid wars increasingly threaten civilians, and state-centric approaches to peacemaking frequently fall short. As new evidence links women’s participation in a variety of peace and security processes with greater likelihood of successful outcomes, international […]

Localization of Women, Peace, and Security Agenda: Case Study of Six Local Governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted by Kika Babic-Svetlin, Miki Jacevic, and Mariam Mansury on September 28, 2016
Localization of Women, Peace, and Security Agenda: Case Study of Six Local Governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina

High-impact national action plans on women, peace, and security (NAPs) require a clear, holistic understanding of how different societies define peace and security. By emphasizing human security, the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has used the NAP as a platform to achieve meaningful change at the community level. The Plan has facilitated a move away […]

National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security in Focus of OSCE-supported Academy in Vienna

Posted by on September 16, 2016
National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security in Focus of OSCE-supported Academy in Vienna

This article was originally published by OSCE. Enhancing the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security is the focus of the OSCE-supported National Action Plan (NAP) Academy that started today in Vienna, bringing together 52 practitioners from across the OSCE region. Participants in the two-day event will discuss ways […]

What Are National Action Plans and Why Do They Matter?

Posted by on August 10, 2016
What Are National Action Plans and Why Do They Matter?

For peace to be sustainable, women must be fully engaged in building it. The power of inclusivity in peace processes is undeniable, yet norms about who prevents and resolves conflict or builds stability have been slow to change. Recognizing this, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 in 2000. Resolution 1325 didn’t call on governments […]

VIDEO: It’s Not About the Number of Women

VIDEO: It’s Not About the Number of Women

Nomfundo Walaza talks about how we should look beyond the number of women in decision making, focusing instead on their impact. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of a national action plan for South Africa.

In the Wake of Ebola, Sierra Leone Seeks to Renew Holistic Push for Peace and Gender Equality

In the Wake of Ebola, Sierra Leone Seeks to Renew Holistic Push for Peace and Gender Equality

This article was originally published by One Earth Future.  Authored by Alexandra Amling and Brittany Persinger Sierra Leone launched its National Action Plan (SiLNAP) for advancing women’s participation in decision-making around peace and security in 2010, following a comprehensive assessment that mapped existing national, provincial, and local level initiatives. Implementation of the SiLNAP started off […]

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