Women, Peace, Security, and the National Action Plans

Authored by: Jan Marie Fritz, Sharon Doering, and F. Belgin Gumru

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: International Law, National Action Plans, UN Resolutions
Region: No Region
Year: 2011
Citation: Fritz, Jan Marie, Sharon Doering, and F. Belgin Gumru, ‘‘Women, Peace, Security, and the National Action Plans,’’ Journal of Applied Social Science 5, no. 1 (2011): 1–23

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Executive Summary

Twenty criteria are used to analyze sixteen national action plans that focus on women, peace and security. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a base for the national plans, highlights the terrible consequences of violent conflict on women and girls as well as the important role of women in all peacebuilding processes. Suggestions are made for those developing or revising plans and these include addressing the relevant points from four UN Security Council resolutions (1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889); specifying all processes and timelines; and including civil society participation in all phases of a plan’s development, implementation and assessment.