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AWEPA signs Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

July 18, 2016

A woman surveys what is left of her home after government bulldozers raze building structures, built during the conflict, to clean up Monrovia, Liberia. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein.

A woman surveys what is left of her home after government bulldozers raze building structures, built during the conflict, to clean up Monrovia, Liberia. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – AWEPA has signed the third Dutch National Action Plan for Resolution 1325. This Plan, signed by over 50 Dutch civil society organisations, expresses the shared objective of contributing to an enabling environment for women’s participation and empowerment in conflict and post-conflict zones.

By signing the National Action Plan AWEPA has reiterated its commitment to the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and its follow-up resolutions, enabling women to participate meaningfully in all facets of peace and security processes in conflict and post-conflict environments.

Background info

The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.