For July, in which China has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Sudan (Abyei), and Syria.
(SCR 2242 (2015)).SCR 2272 (2016)).SCR 2242 (2015)). The Security Council must urge accountability for serious human rights violations against all groups by all sides, including SGBV, sexual slavery, abduction and human trafficking by ISIL and reports of beatings and unlawful detention by Government forces and allied militias during military offensives. In the face of crimes up to and including an ongoing genocide against the Yazidi (as per the Human Right Council in A/HRC/32/CRP.2) and possibly other ethnic minorities, the Council should also take immediate measures in line with the UN Genocide Convention. Additionally, the Council should add new language to recognize and condemn violence and persecution against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (A/HRC/32/CRP.2), and call for expanding the scope of current documentation and reporting efforts to record all gender-based crimes including crimes against women human rights defenders, LGBTIQ persons, men and boys, civilian women and girls with actual or perceived ties to ISIL, and persecution of individuals who do not conform to gender norms to ensure accountability for all perpetrators. In this regard, the Council should request an update on the implementation of the UN-Iraq Joint Communiqué on the prevention and response to SGBV in Iraq. The Council should urge the government to pass the draft Family Violence Protection law with proposed amendments from Iraqi women’s rights organizations, including provisions that legalize non-governmental shelters for women and other at-risk individuals. Lastly, the Council should call on the government to allocate adequate funding for the implementation of Iraq’s National Action Plan (SCR 2242 (2015), OP 2), and to establish a system for monitoring its implementation.SCR 2352 (2017), OP 29). It is important to ensure that WPAs have the capacity to fulfil all duties, thus ensuring there are separate positions focused on women’s protection and children’s protection is essential. Notably, in addition to the signicant call for a WPA, the resolution renewing the mandate of UNISFA also contained strong new language supporting women’s participation in the peace process, peacebuilding efforts, and at all levels of inter-community dialogue. Future reports and briefings should discuss the extent to which women have been engaged in peace processes, and the extent to which UNISFA has specifically supported the participation of women and women’s groups (SCR 2352 (2017), OPs 16, 17). Further, there should be more information provided regarding the implementation of SEA policies, including as a separate section on conduct and discipline (SCR 2242 (2015), OP 10).