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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for March 2014

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security


In the MAP for March 2014, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The Security Council is expected to consider a report on the Peace Security and Cooperation Framework (PSC) and a report and mandate renewal for MONUSCO. The Council should follow up on its November PRST 2013/17,which calls for “…the equal and full inclusion of women at all stages of conflict resolution, reconstruction and the promotion of peace including through taking account of the call of the 11 July 2013 Bujumbura Declaration for ensuring that benchmarks, indicators and follow-up measures of the plan of implementation for the PSC Framework are gender-sensitive.” The Council should also inquire into specific information on: targeted attacks of any nature on women, including women human rights defenders; the impact of the humanitarian situation on women and girls; and consultation with women’s human rights organizations in all stabilization and peace consolidation efforts. When considering the mandate renewal of MONUSCO, the Council must support women’s participation and empowerment throughout core elements of the mission and in all political, peace and security processes, language absent from the previous mandate, SCR 2098 (2013). While MONUSCO is working to transfer a number of tasks to the country team, including key functions regarding women’s political participation and human rights, it is essential that there is explicit support for the broad range of women, peace and security concerns in the core functions of the MONUSCO mandate, e.g. ongoing support for the PSC Framework; security sector reform; DDR and DDRRR; Stabilization and Reconstruction plan for Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (STAREC); and the International Security and Stabilization Support Strategy (ISSSS). This should include explicit support in the mandate for senior gender advisers. The Council should support women’s access to basic health and psychosocial services, in addition to continuing its strong support for women’s protection concerns, particularly protection against sexual and gender-based violence, in the mandate renewal.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for January 2014

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security


In the MAP for January 2014, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

In its discussion of the situation in the DRC/Great Lakes and the implementation of the PSC Framework, the Council should follow up on its November PRST 2013/17, which calls for “…the equal and full inclusion of women at all stages of conflict resolution, reconstruction and the promotion of peace including through taking account of the call of the 11 July 2013 Bujumbura Declaration for ensuring that benchmarks, indicators and follow-up measures of the plan of implementation for the PSC Framework are gender-sensitive.” The Council should also inquire into specific information on: targeted attacks of any nature on women, including women human rights defenders; the impact of the humanitarian situation on women and girls; consultation with women’s human rights organizations in all stabilization and peace consolidation efforts.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for June 2013

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for June 2013, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

In its consideration of the Secretary General’s report on MONUSCO, as previous reports of the Secretary-General on MONUSCO have limited their reporting on women, peace and security matters almost solely to protection issues, the Council should inquire into specific information on: efforts to include women in all peace and reconciliation efforts; on targeted attacks of any nature on women; on the impact of the humanitarian situation on women; of consultation with women’s human rights organizations in planning for stabilization and consolidation; and on the centrality of women’s rights to electoral, security sector, and judicial reform. In addition, the Council should ensure that any additional intelligence data at MONUSCO’s disposal serves as early warning signals to inform optimal protection of civilians, including women and children, from abuses by armed groups and the national army. The intervention brigade authorized under the MONUSCO mandate in SCR 2098 (2013) should be held to the missions protection of civilians mandate, must be subjected to strict vetting procedures, and pre-deployment training should include international humanitarian and human rights law and reach best practice standards, particularly regarding sexual violence in conflict.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for March 2013

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for March 2013, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

Given discussions in the Council regarding potential modification of MONUSCO, and the recently signed peace agreement, any discussions the Council holds on the situation and any decisions the Council takes on DRC must ensure they place women’s rights at their core. As discussions about the potential intervention brigade move forward, it is critical that measures be in place to mitigate the probable increase in displacement, retaliatory attacks by armed groups, and sexual violence. The ongoing impunity for violations of human rights, particularly women’s human rights, in the country continues to be a scourge that undermines all efforts to bring lasting peace to the country and the region. In addition, the continuing barriers to women’s substantive engagement in peace processes are an indicator of the lack of inclusivity and transparency. The Security Council must ensure its effort truly supports the people of DRC, including by supporting effective and fully-resourced comprehensive approaches to combatting sexual violence in conflict; ensuring full support for women’s substantive engagement in political decision-making around security, specifically in displacement settings in North Kivu; supporting women’s emergency access to basic health and psychosocial services, and women’s access to livelihood opportunities; and that security actors act to ensure women’s protection and human rights, including in the areas around camps and spontaneous sites in North Kivu.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for February 2013

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for February 2013, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The Security Council should ensure women’s full and equal participation in the ongoing Kampala peace talks that were initiated following the escalation of violence in North Kivu late last year, particularly as women’s participation in these talks has been virtually non-existent. The Council should demand the cessation of continuing human rights abuses, including sexual and gender-based violence. As the Security Council considers the Secretary General’s report on MONUSCO, which will include options for possible redeployment of mission contingents to improve their ability to implement the mission’s mandate, including to protect civilians, the Council should ensure that any additional intelligence data at MONUSCO’s disposal serves as early warning signals to inform optimal protection of civilians, including women and children, from abuses by armed groups and the national army. If any additional military force is authorized to operate in eastern DRC, it must be subjected to strict vetting procedures, and pre-deployment training should include international humanitarian and human rights law and reach best practice standards, particularly regarding sexual violence in conflict.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for January 2013

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for January 2013, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The human rights and humanitarian crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sharply worsened over recent months. In its discussions of the situation, the Council should conduct a thorough review of MONUSCO’s performance on protection of civilians with a view to improving its capacity to provide effective protection to populations at risk. This review should inform SC efforts to clearly and strictly establish expectations on effective implementation of the protection mandate. Further, the Council should ensure that MONUSCO forces take all practical measures to protect the civilian population against human rights abuses, including in IDP camps, and provide sanctuary in MONUSCO premises to human rights defenders at serious risk.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for December 2012

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for December 2012, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The human rights and humanitarian crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sharply worsened over recent weeks and months, as the civilian population has suffered at the hands of armed groups who have expanded their operations, first during the restructuring of the Congolese army (FARDC) in 2011 and then during recent fighting between the M23 armed group and the FARDC. The Council should:

  • Ensure the DRC government deploys properly trained and fully vetted professional security forces in areas where the civilian population is faces particular threat, notably Masisi and Walikale territories of North Kivu province;
  • Urgently review MONUSCO’s resources to ensure that troops are deployed to ensure effective civilian protection;
  • Ensure that MONUSCO forces take all practical measures to protect the civilian population against human rights abuses, including by offering human rights defenders at serious risk sanctuary in MONUSCO premises;
  • Assist the DRC government in ensuring effective action is taken to end sexual violence, including necessary legal reforms;
  • Support programmes to ensure that survivors of sexual and gender-based violence have full and equal access to justice, prompt and effective reparations, medical and psychological care, as well as legal and social services; and
  • Exert pressure on the DRC government to ensure protection of civilians in IDP camps, in particular women and girls.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for November 2012

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for November 2012, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The Security Council is expected to renew and extend the mandate of the Group of Experts (GoE) on DRC sanctions. The Council should ensure that, per SCR 1952 (2010) (OP 13), the UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) is sharing all relevant information with the GoE, especially information on violations of women’s human rights, and highlight the links between the illicit flow of small arms and light weapons and the occurrence of sexual and gender-based violence. The Security Council is expected to consider MONUSCO’s report,  which will include information on SSR, elections support, and DDR, which in previous reports have not included requisite women, peace and security analysis. The Council should enquire as to any such gaps in the current report, particularly as the Council will be discussing benchmarks for measuring progress in the areas of SSR and DDR.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for October 2012

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for October 2012, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The Security Council is expected to receive the report of the Group of Experts on the DRC sanctions per SCR 2021 (2011), OP 4. In its discussions, the Council should ensure the consistent transfer of information between MONUSCO and the Group of Experts on violations of human rights targeting women, including acts sexual and gender-based violence, per SCR 1952 (2010) (OP 13). Further, the Council should enquire as to information reinforcing the link between the illicit flow of small arms and light weapons, which is a violation of sanctions, and sexual and gender-based violence.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for June 2012

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for June 2012, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

In its expected renewal of the mandate of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (MONUSCO), the Security Council must maintain protection of civilians as a top priority, which includes supporting women’s full participation at all levels of decision-making regarding this protection. The Council must address the urgent and deepening instability in Eastern DRC, including the desertion of FARDC soldiers allegedly under the command of ICC-indicted Bosco Ntaganda, the formation of a new armed group, the surge in violence involving the FDLR, and the proliferation of arms and weapons. With current high levels of displacement, attention must be given to the particular vulnerability of women and girls. The persistent lack of accountability for crimes in DRC, including mass rape in Walikale in 2010 and in the area around Fizi in 2011, further exacerbates the security concerns in these communities. Compounding these concerns is a lack of national cohesion. In discussions regarding MONUSCO’s mandate, the Council should:
- Urgently address the insecurity in Eastern DRC, including protection of women and girls who have been displaced;
- Ensure it focuses on and supports reconstruction of state authority through national cohesion programs;
- Highlight the regional dimensions of the conflict in eastern DRC;
- Support all national efforts and obligations regarding women’s rights, including full respect for constitutional clauses ensuring gender equality, and full implementation of the National Action Plan on 1325, including resourcing of the plan;
- Take concrete steps to end illegal weapons flows in the country, and the illegal exploitation of minerals;
- Prioritize comprehensive security sector reform, including a vetting mechanism to remove senior officers with a record of serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law and bring them to justice;
- Support the fight against impunity, including by holding the DRC government to account for the lack of prosecution of suspected perpetrators of sexual violence, and for inadequate witness protection and service provision for survivors;
- Demand the arrest of all perpetrators for these crimes, including Bosco Ntaganda and Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, and provide the DRC government with the support necessary to enact these arrests; and
- Ensure MONUSCO’s prioritization of protection of civilians (as in previous mandate SCR 1991), and ensure this mandate is fully resourced and implemented.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for May 2012

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for May 2012, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

In advance of the expected June mandate renewal of the UN mission in the DRC, MONUSCO, the Council is expected to receive the Secretary-General’s most recent report on MONUSCO. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, one million people are currently displaced in North and South Kivu as a result of ongoing insecurity and the resumption of FARDC operations against the FDLR. Given the MONUSCO mandate to protect civilians, the Council should inquire into reporting on the impact of recent violence in the east of the country on the civilian population, particularly regarding displaced populations in South Kivu, with a specific inquiry into the status of women in these populations and their protection concerns. In its additional discussions regarding the situation created in North Kivu due to attacks by former elements of the CNDP under the alleged leadership of Bosco Ntaganda, the Security Council should strongly support the DRC government, including through assistance by MONUSCO, in arresting and surrendering him for trial before the ICC. The Council should also make sure that a comprehensive national security sector reform strategy is developed and implemented, ensuring that any integration of former armed group members into the FARDC is complemented with a proper and comprehensive screening and vetting mechanism.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for January 2012

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for January 2012, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The post-election situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to be insecure and violent. At least 14 civilians were killed in Kinshasa during election-related violence, and at least 12 opposition supporters and bystanders were fatally shot and 41 others suffered gunshot wounds during violence near Arret Kingasani, Arret Pascal, Marché de Liberté, Pont Matete, and in the Limeté neighborhood. Election irregularities have included fraud, intimidation of voters and political party witnesses, and violence by armed groups has been reported in numerous regions. In addition, we remain deeply concerned at the persistent lack of accountability for crimes in DRC, including mass rape in Walikale in 2010 and in the area around Fizi in 2011, as well as the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the DRC between March 1993 and June 2003, as reported by OHCHR in 2010. This lack of accountability further exacerbates the security concerns in these communities. In its discussions on the situation in the DRC, including on the expected Secretary-General report on the UN mission in DRC (MONUSCO), the Council should:
- Condemn the violence, including that committed by security forces, in the aftermath of the November 2011 elections;
- Call upon the Congolese government to investigate and hold to account individuals, including members of the security forces, who sought to intimidate political party witnesses and election officials engaged in compiling results;
- Hold the DRC government to account for the lack of prosecution of suspected perpetrators of sexual violence, and for inadequate witness protection and service provision for survivors, including by calling upon the DRC government to act upon the Congolese arrest warrant for Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka for crimes against humanity for mass rape committed in August 2010; and
- Ensure MONUSCO fully implements its mandate to prioritize the protection of civilians (SCR 1991, OP1).

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for December 2011

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for December 2011, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

We remain deeply concerned at the persistent lack of accountability for crimes in DRC, including mass rape in Walikale in 2010 and in the area around Fizi in 2011, as well as the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the DRC between March 1993 and June 2003, as reported by OHCHR in 2010. In any discussions on the situation in the DRC, the Council must ensure MONUSCO fully implements its mandate to prioritize the protection of civilians (SCR 1991, OP1). The Council should hold the DRC Government to account for the lack of prosecution of suspected perpetrators of sexual violence, and for inadequate witness protection and service provision for survivors.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for November 2011

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for November 2011, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The NGOWG is deeply concerned at the persistent lack of accountability for crimes in DRC, including mass rape in Walikale in 2010 and the area around Fizi in 2011, as well as the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the DRC between March 1993 and June 2003, as reported by OHCHR in 2010. In its discussions on the situation in the DRC, including on the role of the UN mission (MONUSCO), the Council is urged to:
- Hold the DRC Government and MONUSCO to account for the lack of due diligence in effective investigation and prosecution of suspected perpetrators of sexual violence, effective witness protection, and the adequate services for survivors;
- Request an update on the status of women’s right and capacity to vote and to stand in the upcoming elections;
- Request information on UN and DRC government contingency plans against destabilization resulting from upcoming elections, including effective monitoring and early warning mechanisms, and enhanced protection of civilians, in particular at risk groups including IDPs and women and girls;
- Strengthen oversight of national and international military and police forces, to prevent crimes including sexual violence; and
- review the resources made available, including by UNHCR, to assist internally displaced Congolese.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for October 2011

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for October 2011, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The Secretary-General’s report on MONUSCO is expected. In its discussions on the situation in the DRC, the Council should:
- Question the resources and provided, including by UNHCR, to better assist and protect internally displaced Congolese;
- Request an update on measures taken by the DRC Government and UN to bring to justice suspected perpetrators of mass acts of sexual violence this year and last, including in Fizi and Walikale, as well as the provision of services to survivors;
- Request a status update on the status of women’s right and capacity to vote and to stand in the upcoming elections;
- Request information on UN and DRC government contingency plans to address possible destabilization resulting from upcoming elections, including enhanced protection of civilians, in particular at risk groups including IDPs and women.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for August 2011

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for August 2011, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

The Security Council should ensure adequate follow-up is given to the June 2011 mass rape and other crimes against civilians perpetrated in the Fizi area of South Kivu by troops of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In particular, the Council should support a thorough investigation of the situation, and inquire as to what measures are being taken to respond to the health and other needs of the survivors, and to guarantee non-repetition of such crimes. In these discussions, the Council should discuss concrete steps to prevent such attacks in the future, including advancing equality for Congolese women, vetting of reintegrated soldiers by the Government, strengthening rule of law institutions, and bringing suspected perpetrators to justice.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for June 2011

NGO Working Group Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for June 2011, the NGOWG has several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in DRC.

In the mandate renewal for MONUSCO, the Security Council must maintain protection of civilians as a top priority. The relevant women, peace and security elements of the mandate include:
- Mandating MONUSCO leadership to hire a full-time protection of civilians information analyst to consolidate the analysis from the provincial capitals of Goma, Bukavu and Bunia and identify mission-level protection needs and trends.Additionally, the MONUSCO Provincial-level Senior Management Groups on Protection should develop a information collection system to capture that allows for analysis and action while ensuring the safety of mission staff and of the civilians providing information;
- Supporting adequate funding for additional CLA posts, as well as additional provincial-level posts, to support the training and management of staff and to provide critical logistical and administrative support to the CLA program;
- Encouraging Member States to increase resources to successful protection mechanisms such as the Joint Protection Teams, CLAs and Community Alert Networks to better respond to community protection concerns. Many of these mechanisms have proved useful, but in some areas MONUSCO lacks the capacity to expand them further or utilize the information they have provided;
- Mandating more robust patrolling by peacekeepers, including foot patrols, escorts to fields and the use of all-terrain vehicles, especially in LRA areas.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for May 2011

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for May 2011, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC.

Eastern DRC continues to be characterized by widespread violence against civilians, perpetrated by both government forces and militias, and large-scale displacement. As per SCR 1925 (2010), the Secretary-General is due to present his final report to the Council by 13 May 2011, prior to the expiration of the mandate of MONUSCO (30 June 2011). This report should detail any progress on the ground “with a view of progressively adapting” the UN presence in the DRC, and strengthening the recent efforts of the mission to better protect civilians, including the Joint Protection Teams and Community Liaison Initiatives. Currently, a lack of resources limits their impact. In light of continuing attacks on civilians, including the persistently high levels of sexual violence against women and girls, and the failure to ensure justice, the Council must not introduce any changes in the MONUSCO mandate that would jeopardize the protection of civilians. and the effective application of relevant tactics employed by the Mission, that are showing some promise. These tactics should be expanded, not curtailed.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for January 2011

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for January 2011, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC:

As per SCR 1925 (2010), the Secretary-General is due to report to the Council by 21 January 2011 on progress on the ground and “with a view of progressively adapting” the UN presence in the DRC.  In light of continuing protection of civilian concerns, including the persistently high levels of sexual violence against women and girls,  and failure to ensure justice, it is not appropriate for the Council to consider any changes to the mandate of the UN Mission (due for renewal in June 2011), that would deprioritize the protection of civilians,  until MONUSCO and other sources report a marked improvement in the situation.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for October 2010

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for October 2010, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC:

The continuing sexual and gender-based crimes perpetrated in the DRC, including attacks in the Walikale region, necessitate clear, strong action to ensure that the UN’s Mission, MONUSCO, fulfills its protection mandate. This is a priority given the joint DRC Government-UN assessment now underway to determine next steps regarding a possible MONUSCO drawdown, an update on which is due in October. In addition, efforts must be redoubled to combat the widespread impunity for gender and other crimes.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for September 2010

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for September 2010, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC:

As information emerges on the most recent sexual violence in the DRC in July, the Council should continue to seek information on how and why the UN response failed to prevent and react swiftly to these attacks; and the government and UN should take immediate action ensure support and justice for these and other survivors are prioritized.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for May 2010

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for May 2010, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC:

The forthcoming mandate renewal must reaffirm MONUC’s obligation to ensure that violations of international humanitarian law, including using rape as a weapon of war, are prosecuted, and that survivors are entitled to emergency medical care. Reports indicate that the level of brutality against women and girls is increasing with survivors describing being subjected to mutilation and torture, gang rape and abduction by armed groups. MONUC’s role must prioritize concerns for women’s safety, and efforts to improve humanitarian coordination and assistance. Specific Council action should include:
- MONUC’s support to FARDC is strictly conditioned of upon compliance by FARDC units and commanders with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law (SCR 1906, OP 22). This requirement must be fully complied with.
- The arms embargo should be strictly enforced and apply to all those suspected of committing violations of human rights or international humanitarian law. The Sanctions Committee should act promptly on the findings of the group of experts.
- Vetting and training of integrated forces, including, human rights and protection training should be mandatory.
- The mandate renewal should include an explicit obligation to support and protect human rights defenders.
- Those indicted for international crimes, including crimes of sexual violence, should be arrested.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for April 2010

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for April 2010, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC:

There will be a Security Council mission to several African countries, including the DRC. The mission should meet with the women’s rights advocates who are trying to engage in these ongoing peace processes. In addition, the MONUC report is due in the Council on 1st April. The report should accurately portray the current humanitarian crisis and the dire situation
for women and girls. Violence against women and girls is a critical security concern and roadblock to peace in the DRC. Some NGOs report that the level of brutality against women and girls is increasing as survivors seeking services describe being subjected to mutilation and torture, gang rape and abduction by armed groups. The report should reflect consultation with women’s groups and NGOs, as prior lack of consultation has left few opportunities for women’s priorities to be presented to the Security Council. Priority attention must be given to efforts to improve humanitarian coordination and
assistance. The report should also include analysis of effective actions for enhancing women’s protection and the existence of critical response gaps.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for December 2009

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for December 2009, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC:

As noted in the November NGOWG MAP, the situation for women and girls in the DRC remains dire. In December’s review of the MONUC mandate, the Security Council has the opportunity to address some of the difficulties and concerns regarding the implementation of MONUC’s previous mandate. Specific action by the Council should include:
- Women protection advisors (WPAs) in the role of monitoring, reporting, and devising protection strategies. WPAs would liaise with MONUC’s joint protection teams and Congolese NGOs working on issues of concern to women and girls; gather information on the risks facing women and girls; devise protection strategies to mitigate these risks; ensure communication with the work of child protection advisors; and harness a system-wide UN response to implement those strategies.
- Regarding operation Kimia II, any continuation of MONUC’s support to FARDC must be conditional upon compliance by FARDC units and commanders with human rights law and international humanitarian law. The impact of Kimia II on civilian populations must be taken into account, as per the priority the Council has given to protection of civilians in the MONUC mandate.
- The arms embargo should be strictly enforced and should apply to all those suspected of committing violations of human rights or international humanitarian law. The Sanctions Committee should act promptly on the findings of the group of experts. When selecting individuals targeted for sanctions the Security Council should follow a process that is transparent and based on clear criteria and a uniformly applied standard of evidence. Those subject to sanctions must have direct access to an effective, independent, review mechanism.
- Vetting and training of integrated forces, including, human rights and protection training should be mandatory.
- The mandate renewal should include an explicit obligation to support and protect human rights defenders.
- Those indicted at national and international levels should be arrested for international crimes, including crimes of sexual violence.

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Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace & Security for November 2009

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace & Security

In the MAP for November 2009, the NGOWG had several recommendations for the Security Council on the current situation in the DRC:

Despite the inclusion of protection in the MONUC mandate, the situation for women in the DRC remains dire. The Security Council should:
-Request the Security Council working group on children and armed conflict refer violations involving sexual violence against children in DRC to the sanctions committee for DRC;
-Strengthen the UN arms embargo and adopt other targeted measures against parties to armed conflict that fail to address acts of sexual violence against women or children committed by their members; and exclude individual commanders responsible for sexual violence from governance structures;
-Support the establishment of a special chamber with DRC and international judges and prosecutors within the DRC justice system to investigate serious violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence, and investigate and prosecute senior officials who are responsible for these violations.
-Establish an independent vetting mechanism to exclude suspected perpetrators of violence against women from the army, police and intelligence services, starting with the senior officer corps, pending judicial investigation (1888 OP3)

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NGO Resources


DR Congo: Rein in Security Forces
2 December 2011
Human Rights Watch
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Amnesty International statement to African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the situation of human rights in Africa
11 October 2011
Amnesty International
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Democratic Republic of Congo: Open letter to President Joseph Kabila: Appeal to translate promises to fight against impunity into action
6 October 2011
Amnesty International
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Universal jurisdiction: a preliminary survey of legislation around the world
5 October 2011
Amnesty International
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Democratic Republic of the Congo: From occasional outrage to sustained response - the need for the Human Rights Council to play a role in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against impunity
12 September 2011
Amnesty International
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Investing in life
30 August 2011
International Rescue Committee
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Sewing—and surviving—in Congo
17 August 2011
International Rescue Committee 
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DRC: Neglected Congolese victims deserve justice now
10 August 2011
Amnesty International 
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Democratic Republic of Congo: The time for justice is now: New strategy needed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
10 August 2011
Amnesty International
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DR Congo Too Soon to Walk Away
10 July 2011
Refugees International
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New mass rapes in the DRC are result of horrific failure of justice
23 June 2011
Amnesty International
Link

DR Congo: Strengthen Civilian Protection Before Elections
9 June 2011
Human Rights Watch
Link

DRC/India: Army Probes Soldiers’ Sexual Misconduct
8 June 2011
Peace Women
Link

Women in the Crossfire
8 June 2011
Human Rights Watch
Link

DRC: New Laws Have Little Impact on Sexual Violence in DRC
7 June 2011
Peace Women
Link

DR Congo: Support Community-Based Tools for MONUSCO
2 May 2011
Refugees International
Link

Germany: Groundbreaking Trial for Congo War Crimes
2 May 2011
Human Rights Watch
Link

DR Congo: Support Community-Based Tools for MONUSCO
2 May 2011
Refugees International
Link

Women for Women: Female Peacekeepers in the DRC
27 April 2011
Refugees International
Link

Congo Justice: Word Against Word
25 April 2011
Open Society Foundation
Link

Congo Justice: the Defendants Arrive
13 April 2011
Open Society Foundation
Link

Confronting Rape as a Weapon of War
8 March 2011
International Refugee Commission
Link

Memorandum from Amnesty International to the Government of the DRC
21 February 2011
Amnesty International
Link

DRC: Human Rights concerns in the Run Up to Presidential Election Campaigns
7 February 2011
Amnesty International
Link

DRC: Demand Justice for Rape Survivors
25 November 2010
Amnesty International
Link

Always on the Run
14 September 2010
Human Rights Watch
Link

DRC: Mass rape highlights failures in protection and justice
26 August 2010
Amnesty International
Link

Tackling Impunity in Congo: Meaningful Follow-up to the UN Mapping Report
1 October 2010
Human Rights Watch
Link

Press Release on LRA activity in DRC
11 August 2010
Human Rights Watch
Link

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Mass rape highlights failures in protection and justice
27 August 2010
Amnesty International
Link

Weapons facilitate sexual abuse in eastern Congo
18 February 2010
IANSA
Link

Refugees in Eastern DRC: A Discussion Document
January 2010
International Alert
Link

Human Rights Defenders Under Attack In the Democratic Republic of the Congo
January 2010
Amnesty International
Link

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Chapter, World Report 2010
18 January 2010
Human Rights Watch
Link

“You Will Be Punished”: Attacks on Civilians in Eastern Congo
13 December 2009
Human Rights Watch
Link

Level of Brutality Against Women and Girls in Congo Increasing; UN Must Do More to Protect Them
10 December 2009
The International Rescue Committee
Link

Women’s Bodies As A Battleground: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls During the War in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Kivu (1996-2003)
April 2005
International Alert, Réseau des Femmes pour un Développement Associatif, Réseau des Femmes pour la Défense des Droits et la Paix
Link

Seeking Justice: The Prosecution of Sexual Violence in the Congo War
7 March 2005
Human Rights Watch
Link

Democratic Republic of Congo: North Kivu: No end to war on women and children
29 September 2008
Amnesty International
Link



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

October 3 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]
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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2014

September 5 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]
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Download September 2014 MAP in English [PDF]

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

May 2 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]

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

March 3 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

February 4 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

January 7 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]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2013

December 5 2013

For December, in which France has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Golan Heights, Somalia, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security.

Download December 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download December 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download December 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2013

November 6 2013

For November, in which China has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic / Central African Region, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, and Syria.
The MAP also provides recommendations on the forthcoming discussion on counterterrorism.

Download November 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download November 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download November 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2013

October 2 2013

For October, in which Azerbaijan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Haiti, Mali, and Somalia. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected open debate on women, peace and security, and the forthcoming Security Council mission to Africa.

Download October 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
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Download October 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2013

September 3 2013

For September, in which Australia has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected high-level debate on small arms and light weapons, and guidance for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security obligations.

Download September 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download September 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download September 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]



Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2013

August 5 2013

For August, in which Argentina has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Central African Republic, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, the situation in the Middle East and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected open debate on protection of civilians, and guidance for ongoing implementation of women, peace and security obligations.


Download August 2013 MAP in English [PDF]

Download August 2013 MAP in Chinese - 中国 [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2013

July 1 2013

For July, in which the United States has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, the Middle East and South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on women, peace and security.

Download July 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download July 2013 MAP in Chinese [PDF]
Download July 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download July 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2013

June 5 2013

For June, in which the United Kingdom has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Somalia, and Sudan/South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected open debate on women, peace and security.

Download June 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
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Download June 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]



Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2013

May 3 2013

For May, in which Togo has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, the Central African region, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Counterterrorism, and for the Council's ongoing work on women, peace and security.

Download May 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download May 2013 MAP in Chinese [PDF]
Download May 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download May 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]



Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2013

April 1 2013

For April, in which Rwanda has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Darfur / Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, Mali, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Conflict Prevention in Africa and on Sexual Violence in Conflict under the agenda item Women, Peace and Security.

Download April 2013 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2013

March 1 2013

For March, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security.
Download March 2013 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2013

February 4 2013

For February, in which the Republic of Korea has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Mali, Syria, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security, and on the expected debate on the Protection of Civilians.

Download February 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
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Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2013

December 21 2012

For January, in which Pakistan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Central African Republic, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan/Darfur, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security, on the expected debates on Counterterrorism and Peacekeeping, and discussions on Rule of Law.

Download January 2013 MAP in English [PDF]
Download January 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2012

December 5 2012

For December, in which Morocco has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Region, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Golan Heights, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Somalia, Syria, and Timor-Leste. The MAP also provides recommendations on Women, Peace and Security and the expected open debate on peacebuilding.

Download December 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download December 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2012

November 8 2012

For November, in which India has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Region, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Libya, Mali, the Middle East, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected debates on Women, Peace and Security, on piracy, and on counterterrorism.

Download November 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download November 2012 MAP in Spanish [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2012

September 30 2012

For October, in which Guatemala has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Darfur, Haiti, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the Rule of Law and Women, Peace and Security.

Download October 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download October 2012 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2012

August 31 2012

For September, in which Germany has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan / South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations for the Security Council's ongoing implementation of its Women, Peace and Security obligations.

Download September 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download September 2012 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2012

July 31 2012

For August, in which the France has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Central African Region, Haiti, Lebanon, Middle East, and Sudan / South Sudan. The MAP also provides recommendations for the Security Council's ongoing implementation of its Women, Peace and Security obligations.
Download August 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2012

July 3 2012

For July, in which Colombia has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations for the Security Council's ongoing implementation of its Women, Peace and Security obligations.
Download July 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2012

June 4 2012

For June, in which the China has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, DRC, Libya, Syria, and West Africa. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussion on Protection of Civilians.
Download June 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2012

May 4 2012

For May, in which Azerbaijan has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in DRC, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected Security Council Mission to West Africa.
Download May 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2012

April 2 2012

For April, in which the United States has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Liberia, Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria, and Western Sahara. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected briefing to the Council on Women, Peace and Security.
Download April 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2012

March 5 2012

For March, in which the United Kingdom has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Afghanistan, Haiti, Libya, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations regarding the expected Council discussions on Women, Peace and Security, and the expected Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East.

Download March 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download March 2012 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2012

February 3 2012

For February, in which Togo has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Haiti, Somalia, Syria, and Timor-Leste. The MAP also provides recommendations regarding the expected Council discussions on Women, Peace and Security.

Download February 2012 MAP in English [PDF]
Download February 2012 in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2012

December 21 2011

For January, in which South Africa has the Security Council presidency, the January MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Somalia, and Syria. The MAP also provides recommendations regarding the expected Council discussions on Women, Peace and Security.
Download January 2012 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2011

December 5 2011

For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Afghanistan, Burundi, Cyprus, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Golan Heights, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and West Africa.
Download December 2011 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2011

November 4 2011

For November, in which Portugal has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Myanmar, and Somalia. The November MAP also discusses key issues for the Council to consider in its discussion of Protection of Civilians.

Download November 2011 MAP in English [PDF]
Download November 2011 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2011

October 5 2011

For October, in which Nigeria has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Afghanistan, Darfur, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Israel / Palestine, Kosovo, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Timor-Leste. The October MAP also provides recommendations regarding the Council's expected discussion on the implementation of its Women, Peace and Security commitments in the context of the 11th anniversary of the adoption of SCR 1325 (2000).

Download October 2011 MAP in English [PDF]
Download October 2011 MAP in Arabic [PDF]
Download October 2011 MAP in Japanese [PDF]
Download October 2011 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: September 2011

September 2 2011

For September, in which Lebanon has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Libya, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Syria. The September MAP also provides recommendations for the expected discussions on Preventive Diplomacy, and on the implementation of Women, Peace and Security commitments, including the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict.


Download September 2011 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: August 2011

July 30 2011

The NGOWG has released the August 2011 Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For August, in which India has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Libya, Sudan and South Sudan. The August MAP also provides recommendations regarding the Council's expected discussion of Peacekeeping, and on necessary steps in the Council's implementation of its Women, Peace and Security commitments.

Download August 2011 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: July 2011

July 2011

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the July 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For July, in which Germany has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Sudan, South Sudan, West Africa and Sierra Leone. The July MAP also discusses current developments in the Council's implementation of its Women, Peace and Security commitments.

Download July 2011 MAP in Chinese - 中国 [PDF]
Download July 2011 MAP in Korean - 한국어 [PDF]
Download July 2011 MAP in Spanish - Español [PDF]

Download July 2011 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2011

May 27 2011

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the June 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For June, in which Gabon has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo,and Sudan. The June MAP also discusses current developments in the Council's implementation of its Women, Peace and Security commitments and the forthcoming report on Rule of Law.

Download June 2011 MAP in English [PDF]
Download June 2011 MAP in Chinese - 中国 [PDF]
Download June 2011 MAP in French - Français [PDF]
Download June 2011 MAP in Korean - 한국어 [PDF]
Download June 2011 MAP in Spanish - Español [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2011

May 2 2011

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For May, in which France has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Chad/Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Middle East and North Africa, and Sri Lanka. The May MAP also discusses current developments in the Council's discussion of Protection of Civilians, and ongoing issues regarding the implementation of all Women, Peace and Security commitments.

Download May 2011 MAP in English [PDF]
Download May 2011 MAP in Greek - Ελληνικά [PDF]
Download May 2011 MAP in Spanish - Español [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2011

March 31 2011

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For April, in which Colombia has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including Chad/CAR, Cote d'Ivoire, Sudan, Darfur, Kosovo, the Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Sri Lanka, and Western Sahara. The April MAP also discusses current developments in the Council's implementation of its Women, Peace and Security commitments.

Download April 2011 MAP in English [PDF]
Download April 2011 MAP in Chinese - 中国 [PDF]
Download April 2011 MAP in French - Français [PDF]
Download April 2011 MAP in Greek - Ελληνικά [PDF]
Download April 2011 MAP in Spanish - Español [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2011

March 1 2011

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the March 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For March, in which China has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including Afghanistan, Chad/CAR, Cote d'Ivoire, Iraq, Liberia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sri Lanka.

Download March 2011 MAP in English [PDF]
Download March 2011 MAP in Chinese - 中国 [PDF]
Download March 2011 MAP in French - Français [PDF]
Download March 2011 MAP in Greek - Ελληνικά [PDF]
Download March 2011 MAP in Korean - 한국어 [PDF]
Download March 2011 MAP in Spanish - Español [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: January 2011

December 20 2010

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the January 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For January, in which Bosnia and Herzegovina has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations such as Chad and the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Nepal, Sudan, and Timor-Leste.

Download January 2011 MAP in English [PDF]
Download January 2011 MAP in Chinese - 中国 [PDF]
Download January 2011 MAP in French - Français [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2010

November 29 2010

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the December 2010 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For December, in which the United States has the Security Council presidency, the NGOWG provides recommendations on the thematic issue of Women, peace and security, Counter-terrorism and the situations in Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, and Sudan.


Download December 2010 MAP in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2010

November 5 2010

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the October November 2010 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. The November MAP for which the United Kingdom has the presidency, the NGOWG provides recommendations on the thematic issue of Protection of Civilians, and the situation in Guinea, Myanmar, Sudan and Timor-Leste.

Download November 2010 MAP in English [PDF]
Download November 2010 MAP in French - Français [PDF]



Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: Report of the NGOWG Monthly Action Points for 2009-2010

October 20 2010

The NGOWG has launched its NGOWG Monthly Action Points report: “Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council.” The report includes an overview of the results of the first year of our MAP project, indicates where the Security Council has had success and where it still faces challenges in implementation of resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889, and provides suggestions on how the Council can better fulfill its mandate by incorporating Women, Peace and Security issues in its daily work.

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

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2010

October 6 2010

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the October 2010 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For October, in which Uganda has the Security Council Presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations such as Afghanistan, Chad & CAR, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, and Sudan. In addition, the MAP highlights the importance of concrete and substantive action on the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325 in October and during the consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on women and peacebuilding.

Download October 2010 MAP in Arabic - العربية [PDF]
Download October 2010 MAP in English [PDF]
Download October 2010 MAP in French - Français [PDF]
Download October 2010 MAP in Korean - 한국어 [PDF]