An integrated approach towards effective implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820
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.
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.