An integrated approach towards effective implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820

Contract partner: ICAN - International Civil Society Action NetworkCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 350.000,00Project start: 01.12.2014End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

Overall objective: to contribute to the realization of women’s rights to participate in decision-making and peace processes at all levels; and to live free from sexual and gender-based violence.

Main purpose: improved implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.

Expected results:

1. Development of at least 6 draft Local Action Plans and/or integration of UNSCR 1325 in Local Development Plans by authorities, traditional, civil society, other local leaders in communities;

2. Meaningful participation of civil society in national and local task forces/steering committees/workshops on UNSCR 1325 and 1820 NAPs;

3. Lessons learnt from local implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 inform the regional and global WPS Agenda including the appointment of a Senior Gender Adviser in the ongoing peace negotiation in South Sudan to ensure the sustained participation of women the peace process.

Beneficiaries: 2,625 government officials, traditional, religious, women and CSO leaders and community/regional/global policy makers (Multiplied by communication and media outreach). Long-term beneficiaries are women, girls and their families living in conflict-affected communities in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.


Localization Workshops in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda; NAP Workshops in Kenya and South Sudan; Participation of GNWP members and partners in the 2016 AU Summit; meetings between GNWP members, local partners and relevant AU leaders at the Summit; Advocate with IGAD to appoint a Senior Gender Adviser to ensure the South Sudan peace agreement is gender responsive; Events/meetings during Commission on Status of Women sessions and UNSCR 1325 Anniversaries and SC HL Review of UNSCR 1325.

Background information: 14 years after adoption of UNSCR 1325, there are only 47 national action plans (NAPs) and implementation is still slow. A NAP translates WPS resolutions into executable, measurable and accountable actions to hold Member States accountable.

project number2764-00/2014
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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