Comparing National Action Plans for UNSCR 1325

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      Country     Ministries involved     Civil society consultation      EU-specific actions          Monitoring framework               Specific focus areas

                                                                                                                                   1. Increased gender balance in
                                                                                                                                      the recruitment of staff
                                                                        Incorporation of gender
Denmark                                                                                                                            2. Protection of women’s and
                                          Minimal civil society         perspectives in civilian EU   No indicators or
                                                                                                                                      girl’s rights
                                          consultation                  crisis management             monitoring information
June 2005                                                                                                                          3. increased participation and
                                                                        operations and the
                                                                                                                                      representation of women in
                                                                        guidelines of EU Special
                                                                                                                                      peace building and
                                                                                                                                      reconstruction processes

                                                                                                                                   1. Increased participation and
                                                                                                                                      representation of women in
                                                                                                                                      local and international
                Ministries of Foreign                                                                 No indicators
                                          Some civil society                                                                          peacebuilding processes
Norway          Affairs (including                                                                                                                                        Inter-ministerial working
                                          consultation with Forum                                                                  2. Increase the recruitment of
                Norad); Justice and the                                 However two specific EU       Yearly implementation                                               group, focal points in
                                          Norge 1325, a civil society                                                                 women to peace operations
March 2006      Police; Defence; and                                    level commitments are         evaluation by the Ministry                                          ministries
                                          network of 8 organisations                                                               3. Safeguard women’s rights to
                Children and Equality                                   mentioned, as well as         of Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                                                      protection in conflict situations
                                                                        other regional bodies
                                                                                                                                   4. Cooperate with NGOs to
                                                                                                                                      achieve these objectives

                                          Some limited consultation
                                          with GAPS (civil society
                Foreign and Common-                                                                   No indicators
                                          network of approximately                                                                   1. Support for mainstreaming of
                wealth Office,
                                          ten organizations) during                                                                     gender perspectives at the UN     Cross-Whitehall Group
                Department for                                                                        A monitoring and
                                          design of NAP. Regular        Brief mention of EU level                                       in peace and security policy at   on UNSCR 1325
UK              International                                                                         accountability framework
                                          consultation with GAPS        in context of GBV,                                              the UN level
                Development, Ministry                                                                 is said to exist but it is not
                                          regarding implementation      transitional justice and                                     2. Training and policy within HMG    Associate Parliamentary
March 2006      of Defence, UK Mission                                                                public
                                                                        DDR                                                          3. Gender justice including GBV      Group on Women,
                to the UN, and the
                                          NAP contains specific                                                                      4. DDR                               Peace and Security
                Women’s National                                                                      HMG has compiled one
                                          reference to the need for                                                                  5. Working with NGOs
                Commission                                                                            update to the NAP
                                          ongoing consultation with
                                          civil society
      Country     Ministries involved       Civil society consultation         EU-specific actions          Monitoring framework                Specific focus areas
                Ministry of Finance;
                Prime Minister’s Office
                and the Ministries of                                                                                                    1. Full and equal participation of
                                                                                                           No indicators
                Defence, Justice, and                                                                                                       women in all aspects of conflict
                Industry, Employment        A long process of                                                                               prevention, and peacebuilding
                                                                                                           Regular follow-up, mid-
                and Communications,         development of                                                                                  work, including in national and
                                                                             Extensive and detailed        term evaluation (Plan                                                Inter-ministry Resolution
Sweden          and other bodies such       approximately 18 months,                                                                        local initiatives
                                                                             examples of how 1325 will     covers from 2006 until                                               1325 Group led by the
                as the Swedish Armed        involving consultation with                                                                  2. Protection of women and girls
                                                                             be implemented at the EU      end 2008)                                                            Ministry for Foreign
June 2006       Forces, the National        civil society organizations                                                                     in connection with conflicts
                                                                             level, specifically within                                                                         Affairs
                Police Board, the Folke     including Kvinna til Kvinna                                                                  3. Increase representation of
                                                                             ESDP crisis management        Living document with
                Bernadotte Academy,         and Operation 1325                                                                              women in international peace
                                                                             operations                    priorities bein continually
                SIDA, Swedish Rescue                                                                                                        support and security-building
                Services Agency and                                                                                                         operations
                the National Defence

                                                                                                                                         1. Greater involvement and
                                                                                                           No indicators                    participation of women in
                Fed Dept of Defence,        Yes                              N/A
Switzerland                                                                                                                                 peacebuilding                       “UN-Resolution 1325-
                Civil Protection and
                                                                                                           Yearly meeting of             2. prevention of GBV and               CH” Interdepartmental
                Sports, Fed Dept of         Civil society input through      Some mention of regional
March 2007                                                                                                 relevant stakeholders to         protection of women/girls’ rights   Working Group
                Foreign Affairs             SwissPeace foundation            bodies such as the OSCE
                                                                                                           assess implementation         3. gender-sensitive approach to

                                            Limited consultation with ten                                                                1. Increasing participation of
                                            civil society organizations                                    NAP highlights specific          women in promotion of peace
                                            and       three       specific                                 activities with clear lines      and conflict resolution,
                Federal Ministries for
                                            organizations         (CARE                                    of responsibility, baseline      including local level initiatives
                European and
                                            Austria,     University     of                                 status, indicators and        2. Preventing GBV and protecting
                International Affairs;                                       Specific section on EU
                                            Vienna,     Department      of                                 timeline                         the needs of women and girls
Austria         Health, Family and                                           level actions in a range of                                                                        Working group
                                            International Relations and                                                                     in peace missions,
                Youth; Interior; Justice;                                    areas such as DDR,                                                                                 established to supervise
                                            Ludwig Boltzmann Institute                                     An annual report will be         humanitarian operations and
August 2007     Defence; the Federal                                         ESDP operations and the                                                                            implementation
                                            of Human Rights)                                               delivered to the Council         refugee and IDP camps
                Chancellery, and the                                         EC Stability Instrument
                                                                                                           of Ministers and then         3. Increasing representation of
                Austrian Development
                                            Civil society will play a role                                 forwarded to Parliament          Austrian women in international
                                            in inputting on specific                                       (first report due late           peace operations and in
                                            cases and the annual                                           October)                         decision-making in regional and
                                            reporting                                                                                       international bodies
        Country     Ministries involved       Civil society consultation       EU-specific actions         Monitoring framework           Specific focus areas

                                              Yes                                                                                   1. Jurisdiction
                                                                                                                                    2. Conflict prevention, mediation
The Netherlands                               In addition to extensive                                    List of activities and       and reconstruction
                                              consultation during the                                     actors responsible        3. International cooperation
December 2007                                 design, the NAP is also                                     included in NAP           4. Peace missions
                                              signed by 15 civil society                                                            5. Overall coordination and
                                              organisations                                                                            monitoring

                                                                                                                                    1. Strengthen women’s
                  Ministry of Foreign                                                                                                  participation in decision-making
                  Affairs and Cooperation,                                                                                             in peace missions
                  Spanish Agency for                                                                                                2. Promote inclusion of a gender
                  International               ?                              Yes                                                       perspective in peacebuilding
                  Cooperation for                                                                         No indicators             3. Training for peace operations
Spain             Development, Ministries     Specific objective of NAP to   Specific mention of how                                   personnel
                  of Defence; Labour and      support engagement with        implementation within        An annual report to be    4. Protect human rights of women      Inter-ministerial group
Early 2008        Social Affairs (including   Spanish civil society in       each of the priority areas   submitted by the Inter-      and girls in conflict and post-
                  Women’s Institute);         implementation of UNSCR        will apply to ESDP           ministerial group            conflict areas
                  Home Affairs; Justice;      1325                           framework                                              5. Equal inclusion of men and
                  Education and Science;                                                                                               women in DDR
                  and Health and                                                                                                    6. Foster Spanish civil society
                  Consumer Affairs                                                                                                     participation related to UNSCR

                                                                                                                                     Builds on main pillars of
Iceland                                       Consultation with civil                                                                Iceland’s foreign policy with a
                                              society organisations and      N/A                          No indicators              central pillar with a special
March 2008                                    academic institutions                                                                  emphasis on women’s access at
                                                                                                                                     the negotiating table

                                                                             Attention to the needs of
                                                                             women and children in
                                                                             EU-funded DDR and                                       1. Conflict Prevention, Peace
                                                                                                                                                                          WG (incl.
                  Ministry for Foreign        Consultation with civil        reconstruction               Follow-up group            Negotiations and Peacebuilding
Finland                                                                                                                                                                   representatives of
                  Affairs of Finland,         society organisations (1325    programmes; Advocacy         (representatives of        2. Crisis Management
                                                                                                                                                                          different ministries, 1325
                  Justice, Interior,          NGO Network) and               for a more comprehensive     ministries, research       3. Strengthening, Protecting and
September 2008                                                                                                                                                            NGO Network, and
                  Defence                     research institutions          incorporation of 1325 in     institutions, and NGOs)    Safeguarding the Human Rights
                                                                                                                                                                          research institutions)
                                                                             ESDP and civilian crisis                                of Women and Girls
                                                                             management operations,
      Country       Ministries involved        Civil society consultation         EU-specific actions         Monitoring framework             Specific focus areas
                                                                                                                                          1.   Increased protection of
                                                                                                             Yearly evaluation by all
                                                                                During EU Presidency (2nd                                      women and children against
                                                                                                             administrations involved.
                                                                                half 2010) women’s rights                                      all forms of violence,
                                                                                and gender issues will be                                      particularly sexual violence.
                                               Inputs from the Commission                                    2010: evaluation by civil
                                                                                priority for Belgium.                                     2.   Promote women as actors
                                               Women and Development,                                        society working group in
                                                                                                                                               in peacebuilding, conflict
                                               a consultative body to                                        run-up to the Belgian
                  Ministries of Foreign                                         Belgium will advocate                                          prevention and election
                                               Ministry of Development                                       Presidency of the EU.                                             A civil society working
                  Affairs, Interior Affairs,                                    within the EU for                                              processes.
                                               Cooperation composed of                                                                                                         group with NGOs,
Belgium           Defence, Development                                          reinforced implementation                                 3.   Promote gender equality
                                               NGOs, academics and                                           2012: joint evaluation by                                         academics and
                  Cooperation and                                               of UNSCR 1325 and 1820                                         and women’s rights in
                                               women’s organisations.                                        civil society working                                             parliamentarians will be
February 2009     Justice. Coordination                                         (e.g. in Belgian                                               international bodies.
                                                                                                             group and                                                         established to supervise
                  done by UN Department                                         participation in EU battle                                4.   Promote gender dimension
                                               Limited bilateral consultation                                administrations.                                                  implementation.
                  within MFA                                                    groups).                                                       in SSR programmes,
                                               with other civil society
                                                                                                                                               increase fight against
                                               organisations (Belgian or                                     The NAP includes matrix
                                                                                Brief mention of OSCE,                                         impunity.
                                               international) and UN family.                                 outlining responsibilities
                                                                                Council of Europe and UN                                  5.   Increased gender expertise
                                                                                                             of each ministry but
                                                                                (Belgium is part of “Group                                     and gender balance in the
                                                                                                             nothing on timeline,
                                                                                of Friends of 1325”).                                          recruitment of members of
                                                                                                             budget or indicators.

Table adapted by EPLO from: Sherriff, A. and K. Barnes. 2008. Enhancing the EU response to women and armed conflict with particular reference
to Development Policy (ECDPM Discussion Paper 84). Maastricht: ECDPM, pp. 109-111. Available at:

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