Power to Women in Peace Processes

Women's Organisations Cooperating in Realising Resolution 1325

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Rethinking National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

“At the time of its adoption in October 2000, United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) was hailed as a turning point for women involved in conflicts, peacemaking, peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction. Resolution 1325 required all efforts aimed at resolving conflicts and building peace to be inclusive, gender-sensitive and transformative for women. In recent years, National Action Plans (NAPs) on WPS have become one of the most commonly used tools by states to channel, assess and monitor the implementation of resolution 1325 and other UN WPS resolutions”.

In May 2016 Operation 1325 participated in NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on ‘National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security', held in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop brought together representatives from various states, as well as academics, and members of civil society and international organizations, to discuss their experiences with NAPs and to critically reflect on the role of NAPs in supporting the implementation by states of the WPS framework. Now, the book presenting an edited versions of the proceedings have been published and we are happy to have contributed with a chapter about the NAP of Sweden and the process of including Civil Society Organizations (CSO:s).

The book can be found here!