Global Resources

Using national action plans on women, peace and security to get your government moving

Publication Date: Jan 2013

This guide explains the use of National Action Plans (NAPs) to urge governments across the world to implement the UN Security Council resolution on women peace and security (S/RES/1325). This resolution identifies sexual violence in armed conflicts as a war tactic, and presses for the strengthening of monitoring and reporting mechanisms. The guide discusses the issues that NAPs address and the role of civil society in these programmes. It also gives some examples illustrating the ways in which countries implement NAPs, highlighting the provision of services for victims/survivors. The conclusion contains a set of concrete steps that civil society can take to push this agenda forward.