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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

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 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 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]

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

9 June 2014

For June, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download June 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download June 2014 MAP in Farsi [PDF]

Download June 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

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

2 May 2014

For May, in which the Republic of Korea has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan - Abyei, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the ongoing implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

Download May 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download May 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

Statement by Ms. Rhoda Misaka at UN Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security

25 April 2014

Statement made by Ms. Rhoda Misaka at the United Nations Security Council open debate on "Women and peace and security," during which there was a particular focus on sexual violence in conflict. Ms. Misaka's statement emphasized the need for the international community to end impunity, provide comprehensive services for survivors, prohibit amnesty in ceasefire and peace agreements, support women's meaningful participation in peace negotiations, strengthen mandates of peacekeeping missions to address sexual violence, and address the root causes of violence.

Download Statement in English [PDF]

Job Opening: Executive Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

24 April 2014

We are searching for an experienced, qualified individual to serve as Executive Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security. Further details regarding the position can be found here. Applications are due 31 May 2014.

Please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.


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

7 April 2014

For April, in which Nigeria has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Central African Republic, Mali, Sudan / South Sudan, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations for the forthcoming open debate on women, peace and security.

Download April 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download April 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

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

3 March 2014

For March, in which Luxembourg has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DRC, Libya, Sierra Leone, and Somalia. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security obligations.

Download March 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download March 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

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

4 February 2014

For February, in which Lithuania has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in the Central African Region, Darfur, Iraq, the Middle East, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security.

Download February 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download February 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

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

7 January 2014

For January, in which Jordan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Central African Republic, Cyprus, Cote d'Ivoire, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security.

Download January 2014 MAP in English [PDF]
Download January 2014 MAP in French [PDF]
Download January 2014 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2012-2013

16 December 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of our new NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security report, "Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2012-2013." The report analyzes reports, meetings, presidential statements, and resolutions, nine thematic and general issues, in relation to 30 country situations, evaluating the degree to which women, peace and security obligations are being met.

Download the Full Report [PDF]
Download the Executive Summary [PDF]