Available languages:
Women, Peace and Security: Towards Full Participation - Mainstreaming the WPS Agenda in Regional Economic Communities
25 Sep 2019 -  Despite evidence that women’s meaningful participation is directly linked to more sustainable peace, there are still formal peace processes taking place in 2019 where women are excluded. National action plans are an important identifier and driver of Member States’ commitments to the WPS agenda. However, many national and regional action plans and strategies on women, peace and security remain underfunded and funding for women’s transformative peacebuilding work remains limited.

What are some of the monitoring and accountability mechanisms that regional organizations can put in place to strengthen their role in ensuring the implementation of Member States’ Action Plans?

How can we enhance the connection between gender and disarmament issues, and how can regional organizations support those efforts?