“Women Count” Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012

The Global Network of women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a program partner of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, West Asia, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe. Their work entails advocacy and action for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 and 1820 on women and peace and security including the supporting resolutions 1888, 1889 and 1960 at the local, national, regional and international levels.

GNWP has just recently released its third report on Participation and UNSCR 1325, examining how adequate resources for implementation and monitoring of progress and results can be ensured.

Background: The 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October 2010 presented a critical opportunity to review and reflect on achievements as well as persistent gaps in implementation of the resolution. More importantly, it was an occasion to demand greater accountability and propose timely and relevant actions that Member States, the UN, civil society and other stakeholders should take to fully implement UNSCR 1325. Through its in-country and global monitoring 1325 project, initiated during the lead-up to the 10th anniversary, GNWP contributes to the call for greater accountability by all actors, particularly national governments. The project aims to build the capacity of women’s organizations in monitoring policy implementation; develop/identify indicatorsand benchmarks for monitoring progress and results of 1325 implementation; and conduct in-country monitoring from the perspectives of women’s groups and civil society.

Since 2010, the list of countries which have participated in the reporting include Afghanistan, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fiji, Liberia, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Sweden and Uganda. Furthermore, based on the findings and challenges raised in the reports, the project will continue to refine indicators as necessary; document best practices; cover positive trends and regressions; and uncover the effects of recent political developments at the national, regional and global levels.

The full 2012 report is available here:

Country reports: Afghanistan Colombia Democratic Rebublic of Congo Fiji Liberia Nepal Netherlands Philippines Rwanda Sierra Leone South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Uganda

Source: Global Network of women Peacebuilders

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