The absence of regular monitoring and reporting by Member States continues to be one of the key challenges
in the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. In 2014, Member States are expected to populate country-focused indicators developed under UNSCR 1889. This will be the first time that Member States use indicators to monitor the implementation of UNSCR 1325—if they actually decide to do so. On the part of civil society, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and our members and partners realized the value of monitoring much earlier on: we have been carrying out a yearly monitoring exercise since 2010. The last four years have enabled us to develop a set of indicators that are locally acceptable and locally applicable; and a monitoring system that enables civil society to compare the level of implementation of the resolution across a number of countries.
For 2013, 15 countries were monitored bringing the total number of countries monitored in the last four years to 19. We monitor countries with and without National Action Plans (NAPs), highlighting the fact that there are different ways to implement UNSCR 1325, apart from developing and adopting a NAP. Furthermore, we monitor countries directly affected by conflict as well as countries with no direct experience of conflict to demonstrate that UNSCR 1325 applies to all countries.
Please click here to read the 2013 Women Count full report.