Measuring State Commitments to Women, Peace and Security: Launch of WILPF's Expanded WPS Security Council Scorecard

By Marina Kumskova and Kathryn Krueger

Iwad Elman of the NGO WG on WPS and Kyung-wha Kang, ASG for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief addressing the Security Council debate (Photo: UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

As leaders on peace and security, Security Council members have a particular responsibility for action on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda. However, the Permanent Five -- United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China -- are also some of the top contributors to the global arms trade, which directly contributes to sexual, gender based, and other forms of violence.

As part of WILPF’s work to hold governments accountable for the failures to implement the WPS agenda in a holistic manner, WILPF PeaceWomen is launching an expanded WPS Scorecard to track and assess efforts made by the Permanent Five in regards to implementing and upholding the WPS agenda, especially in the area of conflict prevention.

Join us at the webinar on 19 October 2016 to explore how disarmament and de-militarisation are critical components of preventing conflict and violence against women and learn how activists can use WILPF’s expanded Security Council Scorecard for holistic implementation of the WPS agenda.

Register for the 9:00AM ET October 19th Webinar and Scorecard Launch here.

Read the Scorecard press release here.

Find the full Women, Peace and Security Security Council Scorecard here.