The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2013 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council.
For April, in which Rwanda has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Darfur / Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, Mali, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Conflict Prevention in Africa, and on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the agenda item Women, Peace and Security.
In addition, please see our new monitoring report, "Mapping Women, Peace and Security in UN Security Council: 2011-2012." In relation to four thematic and general issues, and 30 country situations, our new report analyzes reports, meetings, presidential statements, and resolutions, evaluating the degree to which women, peace and security obligations are being met. The report provides invaluable insight for policy makers and advocates alike, detailing analysis, identifying trends, and providing recommendations on how implementation deficits can be redressed.
Our findings are clear: while there has been development in policy and normative frameworks on women, peace and security, deployment of this knowledge and subsequent necessary action has been inconsistent at best. To redress this situation, it is of fundamental importance that the Council address the full scope of these issues in the full range of its daily work, in all reviews of reports, in all meetings, and in all resolutions and presidential statements.