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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: May 2015

28 April 2015

For May, in which Lithuania has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Libya, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria, as well as the thematic discussion on small arms and light weapons.

Download May 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

Civil Society Open Letter in Advance of the 15th Anniversary of SCR 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security

20 April 2015

In six months the international community will commemorate the the adoption UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and the establishment of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Over 100 civil society organizations from around the world have signed an open letter to the UN and Member States calling for real action, political will and follow through.

Download Letter in English [PDF]

Statement at the UN Security Council open debate on Sexual violence in conflict

16 April 2015

Ms. Hamsatu Allami, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, read a statement to the UN Security Council on 15 April 2015 in which she called on the international community to develop integrated solutions in partnership with women’s groups and service providers. These solutions should: prevent conflict-related sexual violence; protect those at risk; provide comprehensive support to survivors; promote gender perspectives and women’s voices; prosecute those responsible; and take action to strengthen rights of women and girls. Additionally, women’s meaningful participation in peace and security processes must be a core component of any effort to effectively reduce and address incidents of conflict-related sexual violence.

Download Statement in English [PDF]

Call for Applications: Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Fellowship for 2015-16

13 April 2015

The NGOWG is currently accepting applications for our Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Fellowship. For more information regarding the fellowship and the application process, please click here.

Extended Deadline for the 2015-16 Women, Peace and Security Policy Research Fellowship is Friday, 17 April 2015!

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: April 2015

1 April 2015

For April, in which Jordan has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in the Middle East, the Central African Republic, Iraq, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the agenda item Women, Peace and Security.

Download April 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

2015 Civil Society Women, Peace and Security Roadmap

25 March 2015

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security is pleased to release its 2015 Civil Society Women, Peace and Security Roadmap ahead of October's 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the establishment of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Despite the repeated commitments, the WPS agenda is far from being comprehensively implemented in policy and practice. To achieve effective and sustainable mechanisms of preventing and resolving conflict, UN Member States and agencies must take concrete action in terms of women's meaningful participation in all peace and security processes; national and regional implementation of WPS commitments; financing; conflict prevention; accountability and UN System Leadership.

Download the Roadmap [PDF]

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

2 March 2015

For March, in which France has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council as well as for the Council's field mission to Burundi and CAR.

Download March 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

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

3 February 2015

For February, in which China has the presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Abyei, Darfur, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, and South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on the regular implementation of women, peace and security in the work on the Security Council.

Download February 2015 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Download February 2015 MAP in English [PDF]

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]