PeaceWomen participated in the Global Review on NAPs from 5-7 November. The aim of the meeting was to invigorate and generate momentum for scaling up good practices and applying more effective strategies for implementation of the women, peace and security resolutions at national and regional levels. Attendees included 40-50 technical level experts and representatives of Member States, regional organizations, UN and civil society organizations, and academics involved in implementation strategies. Representing WILPF were WILPF Nigeria's President Joy Onyesoh and PeaceWomen Director, Maria Butler.
The three day meeting discussed current NAPs, lessons learned and recommendations. Discuss groups addressed: the NAP development process, approaches to implementation, financing and resource allocation, and discussed questions such as: “how can the international community emphasis the critical and indispensable importance of developing robust revision plans and procedures in every action plan?” and “how can monitoring engage more results-oriented benchmarks?” and “how can NAPs better focus on prevention and participation?” Three background papers were produced on building accountability for NAP implementation, NAP localization, NAP financial allocation.
PeaceWomen's work on NAPs continues to be strengthened. PeaceWomen's NAP Initiative provides the tools and coordination needed to strengthen and amplify civil society voices and analysis. Check out our comprehensive online database (linked below) for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) searchable by country or index to explore key issues including NAP indicators, budgets, goals, and civil society engagement. PeaceWomen's WPS 2013 mobile app includes a special section on NAPs with key information. In preparation of the Global Review, PeaceWomen also collaborated with UNWomen, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and the Institute for Inclusive Security who just launched Resolution to Act Initiative on Resolution 1325.