National Action Plans (NAPs)
Women, Peace and Security Agenda
National Action Plans
A National Action Plan (NAP) is a document that details the actions/initiatives that a government will undertake within a given timeframe to meet the obligations in UNSCR 1325.
NAPs could fall under international or domestic policy; where it falls will depend on which ministries are leading and involved in the NAP process. Countries with peacekeeping forces are more likely to set international objectives with limited domestic focus to the diplomatic core and armed forces. Countries that have experienced conflict within their borders are more likely to focus on domestic concerns.
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 Resolution 1325 a reality. The guide provides tools for the monitoring and evaluation of NAPs, so these policies achieve high impact—providing more stable and secure futures for ordinary people.
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WPS National Action Plans
National Action Plans (NAPs) are an important vehicle for the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. NAPs show how states prioritise different aspects of the WPS agenda and provide information on how the WPS activities are governed, funded, and monitored. This website presents data on current and previous NAPs, which can be searched by region, country, year, and topic.
Directory National Action Plans, country profiles
By London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
LSE WPS – The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world.