Report of the Civil Society Consultations on the Development of the U.S. NAP

 

WILPF-U.S.  Report of the Civil Society Consultations on the Development of the

United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (UN SCR 1325) Released! 

 

Read WILPF’s  final Report of the Civil Society Consultations on the Development of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR1325) here

 

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Between 23 September and 22 October 2011, the U.S. Section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) held five civil society consultations with the Department of State, Office of Women’s Global Issues, on the formulation of the U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council Resolution 1325, due to be finalized in December 2011. 

The consultations were held in Detroit, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; and Boston, Massachusetts, and collectively nearly four hundred women (and some men) participated. Attendees represented a broad range of nongovernmental organizations, academia and students, and individuals of diverse ages, races, ethnicities, and economic and social statuses, including the frequently “unheard voices” of women living in homeless shelters, undocumented migrants and women who have been trafficked for sexual slavery. 

The consultations validated the stated goal of the U.S. 1325 NAP to make “women equal partners in peace,” while also stressing the centrality of both external and domestic applications to achieve this aim.   

WILPF’s final report on the consultations includes 64 concrete recommendations relevant to UN SCR 1325 implementation internationally, domestically, or both. In total, the recommendations provoke a rethinking of how, as a country, the U.S. defines peace and security, especially in terms of women’s experience of conflict and violence. Read more...

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