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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: 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 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 English [PDF]

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

20 February 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 30 March 2014

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: 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 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]



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

5 December 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

6 November 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]


Press Release: UN Security Council Adopts New Resolution Aimed at Removing Barriers to Women’s Full Participation in All Efforts to Prevent, Resolve, and Rebuild from Conflict

18 October 2013

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security welcomed today’s additional steps by the UN Security Council to fully implement its resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security. Today’s resolution 2122(2013) lays out key commitments regarding women’s participation: for the Council itself, for UN actors, for all those involved in peace processes. In addition, the resolution reminds all UN Member States of the forthcoming 15th anniversary in 2015, setting out that date as a marker for achievements and goals on this core issue of international peace and security.

Download Press Release [PDF]

Statement by Ms. Brigitte Balipou at UN Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security

18 October 2013

Statement made by Ms. Brigitte Balipu at the United Nations Security Council open debate on "Women and peace and security," following the adoption of Security Council resolution 2122 (2013). Ms. Balipou's statement focuses on women's participation in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and rule of law, as well as highlights the need for a multisectoral response to rights violations.

Download Statement in English [PDF]

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

2 October 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]
Download October 2013 MAP in French [PDF]
Download October 2013 MAP in Spanish [PDF]


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

3 September 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

5 August 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]