Country Portugal
Year 2009 - 2013
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

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.


Full Text

National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Source of Information

UN-INSTRAW news item