We conduct ongoing thematic and country specific advocacy to influence the regular work of the Security Council, UN agencies and Member States to obtain international security policies that reflect the needs and priorities of women affected by conflict.

We seek to improve the awareness, understanding and support for the WPS agenda among key stakeholders in New York. Our advocacy includes in-person meetings, speaking at UN events and distributing our Monthly Action Points, or MAPs.

Drawing on the expertise and research of our membership and their in-country civil society networks, our MAPs provide Member States and UN leadership with tailored recommendations on how to integrate the WPS agenda across each country and thematic issue being considered by the Security Council that upcoming month. Overall, the MAPs emphasize a need for strong, concerted leadership on gender issues; the need for a systematic approach to women, peace, and security considerations; and concrete monitoring to improve accountability.


Latest Publications

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2020

November 9, 2020

Statement by Ms. Zarqa Yaftali at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

October 29, 2020

Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2020

October 5, 2020

2020 Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the United Nations on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Resolution 1325 (2000)

October 1, 2020

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