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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

Statement by Lisa Davis at the UN Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security

2 June 2016

Lisa Davis delivered a statement on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security during the UN Security Council open debate on women, peace and security, focused on conflict-related sexual violence and trafficking. The statement provided recommendations for Member States, the UN system and the international community in the areas of humanitarian response; women human rights defenders; justice and accountability; UN Security Council and peacekeeping; and prevention.

Download Full Statement in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: June 2016

2 June 2016

For June, in which France has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, and Sudan (Darfur). The MAP also provides recommendations on protection of civilians and women, peace and security.

Download MAP for June 2016 in English [PDF]

Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2015

10 May 2016

This policy brief outlines the findings from the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security’s (NGOWG) monitoring and analysis of the UN Security Council’s daily work over the course of 2015. The recommendations build on our well-established policy guidance project, the Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women Peace and Security, and broader advocacy during 2015.

Despite the rhetoric and repeated commitments, the women, peace and security agenda is far from being comprehensively implemented in policy and practice by Member States and the UN system. The commitments on paper do not match practice: from poorly planned provision of services in conflict-affected situations, to impunity for acts of sexual exploitation and abuse, to lack of support for civil society participation in peace processes; there continues to be a disconnected, fragmented and siloed approach to women, peace and security implementation in the Security Council.

Download Policy Brief in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: May 2016

29 April 2016

For May, in which Egypt has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Burundi, Libya, Sudan / South Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia. The MAP also provides recommendations on ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda and Protection of civilians.

Download MAP for May 2016 in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2016

1 April 2016

For April, in which China has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Central African Republic, Colombia, South Sudan, Syria, Western Sahara, and Yemen.

Download MAP for April 2016 in English [PDF]

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: March 2016

1 March 2016

For March, in which Angola has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Mali, Somalia, and Conflict Prevention in Africa.

Download MAP for March 2016 in English [PDF]