Theme: Civil Society Actors
Both Swedish NAPs were developed by the Government Taskforce, through consultation with Government agencies, NGOs, Civil Society Organisations, research institutes, International Government Organisations and other countries. In addition there is a bi-annual meeting/ consultation involving the Governement Taskforce and Civil Society organisations working on women, peace and security to discuss progress on implementation.
Operation 1325 was involved in drafting and oversight of Sweden's NAP. For more information on implementation, visit their website or contact:
+46 8 676 05 09
IKFF, the Swedish section of WILPF, has been involved in consultations regarding development and evaluation of both Swedish NAPs.
Along with relevant Civil Society organisations and authorities, IKFF is part of a 1325 network that meets several times per year to discuss the Swedish Government's national and international implementation of UNSCR 1325. The network tracks the implementation of the NAP continuously and aims to bring forward different topics that can move the Swedish implementation process forward.
The Swedish Government authorities, including the police and the military, form a working group tasked with evaluating completed work on resolution 1325. Here, civil society organizations, including IKFF, were invited to participate. However this invitation was not extended until after the revised NAP, including indicators, had already been finalized.
"The Swedish civil society has always been included in the processes concerning the NAP, however, the possibility to give input has in many cases come at a late stage where the main parameters of the NAPs are already set" - Petra Andorff, Coordinator, WILPF Sweden.
IKFF took the opportunity to raise the ongoing issues regarding the NAP and its implementation, including;
- The need for holistic inclusion of CSOs in consultations on NAP development and evaluation.
- Increased substantive consultation with local and regional and international women CSOs on work related to international and domestic operations.
- Clear indicators in order to measure implementation of the plan.
- Earmarked money and a budget for the implementation of the plan.
- The importance of including disarmament as a factor related to women’s security.