Between 23 September and 22 October 2011, the U.S. Section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) held ﬁve civil society consultations with the Department of State‘s Ofce of Women’s Global Issues on the formulation of the U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council Resolution 1325, due to be ﬁnalized in December 2011. The consultations resulted in 64 concrete recommendations, relevant to UN SCR 1325 implementation internationally, domestically, or both. In total, the recommendations provoke a rethinking of how, as a country, the U.S. deﬁnes peace and security, especially in terms of women’s experience of conﬂict and violence.
The consultation validated the stated overall goal of the U.S. SCR 1325 NAP to make “women equal partners in peace” while also stressing the centrality of both external and domestic applications to achieve this aim. For ease of reference, the ﬁndings and recommendations from the consultations are organized into four categories, three of which directly relate to the pillars as identiﬁed in the U.S. SCR 1325 NAP and adopt the deﬁnition of the resolution as such: Participation; Protection (sub-divided into violence against women; women in the military and military families; the environment; and immigrant and refugee asylum); and Prevention, including human security and militarization, economic security, and education. A fourth category is Process, including monitoring implementation of the NAP. When relevant, recommendations have been broken down into “International,” “International and National” and “National; in all contexts, participants felt the U.S. should lead by its founding principles of human rights for all, whether acting in domestic or international setting
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