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Mission

The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security advocates for the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. Formed in 2000 to call for a Security Council resolution on Women, Peace and Security, the NGOWG now focuses on implementation of all Security Council resolutions that address this issue. The NGOWG serves as a bridge between women’s human rights defenders working in conflict-affected situations and policy-makers at U.N. Headquarters.

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Core Documents

Analysis of UN Reports on Country Situations
The NGOWG's ongoing analysis of the work of the Security Council is now available online through the PeaceWomen Project's Report Watch initiative.
Security Council Resolution 1325
Adopted 31 October 2000.
Security Council Resolution 1820
Adopted 19 June 2008.
Security Council Resolution 1888
Adopted 30 September 2009.
Security Council Resolution 1889
Adopted 5 October 2009.
Security Council Resolution 1960
Adopted 16 December 2010.
Security Council Resolution 2106
Adopted 24 June 2013
Security Council Resolution 2122
Adopted 18 October 2013
SCR 1325 Checklist
Checklist for integrating 1325 into Security Council resolutions.
SCR 1325 in over 80 Languages

Statement to the UN Security Council open debate on Protection of civilians in armed conflict

30 January 2015

Ms. Ilwad Elami, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, read a statement to the UN Security Council on 30 January 2015 focusing on women's participation and empowerment in the context of efforts to protect civilians in armed conflict.

Download Statement in English [PDF]

Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council for 2013-14: Trends & Recommendations

6 January 2015

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security is pleased to release a new policy brief entitled "Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2013-14 - Trends and Recommendations." This publication builds on the NGOWG's innovative policy guidance project, the Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women Peace and Security and contains trends and recommendations drawn from the NGOWG's analysis of the entirety of the Security Council’s work on over 30 agenda items for the period covering August 2013 to July 2014.

Our analysis emphasizes that the Security Council must do more to live up to its commitments to the women, peace and security agenda. During the period under review, the Security Council maintained or slightly improved its inclusion of the WPS agenda across most of its regular work on country-specific and thematic agenda items when compared to the previous reporting period. There is a growing and necessary willingness on the part of the Council to recognize and address sexual violence in conflict. However consistent support for the broader agenda, especially promoting women’s participation and agency within the core work of its mission mandates is lacking.

Download the Policy Brief [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2015

23 December 2014

For January, in which Chile has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations for discussions on protection of civilians in armed conflict, and on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.
Download January 2015 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download January 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2014

3 December 2014

For December, in which Chad has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Iraq, Liberia, Libya and Mali. The MAP also provides recommendations for discussions on countering terrorism and transnational organized crime, peacekeeping, and on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.
Download December 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download December 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2014

29 October 2014

For November, in which Australia has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Darfur, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for the open debate on counterterrorism, and on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.

Download the November MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download November 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Statement to the UN Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security

28 October 2014

Ms. Suaad Allami, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, read a statement to the UN Security Council on 28th October 2014 focusing on three key issues: women's participation, multi-sectoral responses, and conflict prevention.

Download Statement in English [PDF].

Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

16 October 2014

On 28 October, the UN Security Council will mark the 14th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1325 (2000) by holding an Open Debate on "Women and peace and security," with a particular focus on forced displacement. This debate is an opportunity for the Council and all Member States to take strong action on all women, peace and security obligations, and to address gaps in implementation.

Download Letter in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2014

3 October 2014

For October, in which Argentina has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Haiti, Iraq, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on women, peace and security in advance of the open debate that will be held to mark the 14th anniversary of the adoption of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000).
Download October 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download October 2014 MAP in French [PDF]

Download October 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Welcoming Louise Allen as new Executive Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

19 September 2014

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security is thrilled to welcome Louise Allen as our new Executive Coordinator, starting on Tuesday, September 16th. A long-time human rights advocate, Louise comes to us from Amnesty International Australia, where she led advocacy efforts for six years. Prior to her role in Amnesty, Louise worked in government relations and public affairs at an international consultancy, and started her professional career as media advisor for the Queensland state police service. Louise has significant experience as a human rights advocate bringing the voices of women, indigenous and refugee human rights defenders and civil society to government officials in Australia, as well as to the United Nations. Louise received a Masters in International Relations from the University of Sydney.

We are very pleased Louise is joining our coalition, the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, at this important time. We look forward to continuing the work with Louise and each of you in the Women Peace and Security community.


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2014

5 September 2014

For September, in which the United States has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Middle East, South Sudan, and Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on counterterrorism, and the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.
Download September 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]
Download September 2014 MAP in French [PDF]

Download September 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2014

5 August 2014

For August, in which the United Kingdom has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, the Central African Republic, Darfur, Haiti, Liberia, the Middle East, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the forthcoming Security Council field mission to South Sudan and Somalia, the open debate on conflict prevention, and the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download August 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download August 2014 MAP in French [PDF]

Download August 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Call for Applications: Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Fellowship for 2014-15

4 August 2014

The NGOWG is currently accepting applications for our Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Fellowship. For guidelines on what to include in the application, please click here.

Deadline for the 2014-2015 Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Fellowship is 17 August 2014, however applications will be reviewed as received

If you have any questions, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls please.


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2014

3 July 2014

For July, in which Rwanda has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download July 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download July 2014 MAP in English [PDF]