UN Security Council Permanent Members have a unique responsibility to implement the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda. However, the Permanent Five -- United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China -- are also some of the top contributors to the global arms trade. These arms directly contribute to sexual, gender-based, and other forms of violence.
WILPF’s newly expanded WPS Security Council Scorecard aims to strengthen accountability for holistic implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda by addressing ongoing gaps between commitments and accomplishments, especially around conflict prevention and disarmament.
The WPS Security Council Scorecard addresses all four pillars of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (participation, conflict prevention, protection, and relief and recovery) and analyses state actions at both the international and national levels. International actions addressed include the following: WPS-related statements and commitments at the Security Council, international gender and human rights commitments, and gender and peacekeeping action. National action addressed are the following: financing of military versus gender equality, women's participation in parliament and judiciary, levels of sexual violence, and gendered post-conflict stabilisation programmes. Data covers the period between 2010 and 2015.
We invite you to use this WPS Scorecard to strengthen your calls for holistic and concrete action for transformative peace based on gender justice.