Theme: Civil Society Actors
Both UK NAPs were developed through consultation with civil society, in the UK as well as Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nepal. The Government has also commited to ongoing collaboration with civil society to ensure effective implementation and reporting on results is achieved.
Many UK NGOs and women's organisations were involve in the development process and in particular Womankind Worldwide who chairs the Gender Action for Peace and Security coalition (GAPS). This organisation published a Report on the revision process in February 2012 which provided policy recommendations for NAP implementation.
"Womenkind Worldwide welcomed the opportunity to participate in the consultation and revision process. There has been a good level of engagement with civil society, both in the UK and in the countries of the bi-lateral sections. There has been increased accountability to parliamentarians, through the reporting on the NAP to the Associate Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security".
Further, "Womankind welcomes the consultation with civil society and national governments through the NAP revision process, and further welcomes the commitment to annual reporting".