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The Miracle of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan

Posted by on February 25, 2015

Afghanistan recently launched a new national action plan (NAP) to engage both women and men in sustaining a peaceful transition. The NAP demonstrates Afghanistan’s commitment to elevating women as full partners in creating a stable future for the country.

10 Countries Commit to Meaningful Inclusion of Women

Posted by on December 19, 2014
10 Countries Commit to Meaningful Inclusion of Women

WASHINGTON – It felt like the final session of a summit convened to launch a global movement: One by one, the delegations announced their country commitments to advance women’s leadership in building security and keeping the peace. Afghanistan pledged to organize quarterly monitoring visits to relevant ministries. Ghana committed to “popularize do’s and don’ts” to […]

Japan Reaffirms Its Commitment to Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding

Posted by on December 8, 2014
Japan Reaffirms Its Commitment to Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding

This post by Ashley Binetti is cross-posted from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security blog. In partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Security, Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security co-hosted the inaugural National Action Plan Academy December 3-5 at Georgetown University to share best practices on developing, implementing and reviewing National Action Plans. A National […]

The Latest Country to Adopt a Women, Peace, and Security Policy May Surprise You

Posted by on November 19, 2014
The Latest Country to Adopt a Women, Peace, and Security Policy May Surprise You

In Kabul last month, Afghan government officials sign a new policy to advance women’s inclusion in peacebuilding. As international troops end their decade-plus engagement in Afghanistan, the country’s government has taken a decisive step toward lasting security for its people. Last month, 21 deputy ministers and agency heads approved a new national action plan (NAP) […]

Recommendations for Reviewing and Revising National Action Plans on Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on September 17, 2014

Since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, dozens of countries have created national policies—often known as national action plans or NAPs—to solidify their commitment to women, peace, and security. As these states strive for effective, impactful implementation of these plans, many, including the US, are embarking on a process of evaluating the impact […]

Africans Mobilize for Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on August 1, 2014
Africans Mobilize for Women, Peace, and Security

More than 120 men and women from 16 African countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss creative approaches to increasing the role of women in creating sustainable peace. Nairobi, Kenya – Activists in the West African nation of Guinea have adapted old proverbs to explain why women should be leaders in peace and security. In […]

Nairobi Symposium: Maximizing Impact of Women, Peace, and Security Policies in Africa

Posted by Inclusive Security on July 12, 2014

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Senate Hearing on the Canadian National Action Plan for UNSCR 1325

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Inclusive Security Director Jacqueline O’Neill testified before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights regarding the importance of National Action Plans (NAPs) on women, peace, and security. The committee, chaired by Sen. Mobina Jaffer, met to examine Canada’s progress and commitments related to UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Witnesses from the Canadian ministries of […]

VIDEO: Inclusive Security Director Jacqueline O’Neill Testifies to the Canadian Senate

Posted by on April 24, 2014
VIDEO: Inclusive Security Director Jacqueline O’Neill Testifies to the Canadian Senate

Last month, Inclusive Security Director Jacqueline O’Neill testified before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights regarding the importance of National Action Plans (NAPs) on women, peace, and security. The committee, chaired by Sen. Mobina Jaffer, met to examine Canada’s progress and commitments related to UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Witnesses from the Canadian […]

A Model National Action Plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This article, co-authored by Mariam Mansury and Samra Filipovic-Hadziabdic, was originally published by Building Peace. The vision of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted on October 31, 2000, is historic: It recognizes women not only as victims of war but also as agents of change with the potential to stem violence, reconcile communities, and sustain […]

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