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1325 Commitments

By Miruna Bucurescu, PeaceWomen

Did you know that PeaceWomen monitors Member States, UN, and Civil society actors' commitments on 1325? Did your representative make commitments? Was your delegation among the ones that committed to developing national actions plans on 1325? Hold them accountable by checking our commitments database.

During the Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, October 26th, 53 delegations mentioned SMART commitments (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound.) Some examples of SMART Commitments include:

The United States of America

Civil Society Engagement | Financial

1. Looking ahead, I am pleased to announce two important steps the U.S. is taking to advance the goals of Resolution 1325. First, the United States will commit nearly $44 million to a set of initiatives designed to empower women

Policy

1. In addition to this new funding, our second step will be to develop our own National Action Plan to accelerate the implementation of Resolution 1325 across our government and with our partners in civil society.

Nepal

Policy

1. As enshrined in its interim Constitution, Nepal is committed to setting aside 33 per cent of seats in Parliament for women. We are also committed to continuing an affirmative action policy in our civil service with a view to bringing women into the decision-making levels of the public sector. We are also committed to increasing women's participation in our army and police forces.

2. The Government of Nepal has adopted various measures to fight gender-related violence, establishing a toll-free hotline in the Office of the Prime Minister, a gender violence prevention fund, and gender violence control committees in every district in the country. We have also set up local peace committees in every district — empowered to address conflict at the local level and to mediate between conflicting parties — with at least 33 per cent participation by women. We are committed to establishing women's and children's service centres in police stations across the country for the expeditious investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender related violence cases.