In its National Action Plan, the Portuguese Government interprets the resolution as extending beyond armed conflicts and humanitarian aid to include the promotion of policy coherence at a national level concerning issues such as disarmament and weapons control, public security and the elimination of gender-based violence. Furthermore, the plan states that an analysis of other processes and international examples shows that the creation of action plans has contributed decisively to a true integration of gender equality dimensions in defense, internal security and international development policies.
The plan contains mechanisms for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of five main objectives:
• To increase women’s participation and integrate a gender equality dimension in all phases of peace-building processes, and at all levels of decision-making.
• To guarantee capacity building of persons involved in peace-building, on gender equality and gender-based violence as well as other aspects of Resolutions 1325 and 1820.
• To promote and protect the respect for women’s human rights in conflict areas and post-conflict contexts, taking into account the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence and the promotion of the empowerment of women.
• To deepen and disseminate knowledge on issues concerning women, peace and security, so that such issues are included in capacity building activities and so that there is awareness raising among decision-makers and in the broader public.
• To promote the participation of civil society in the implementation of Resolution 1325.
Source of Information
UN-INSTRAW news item