Indicators and monitoring are signposts of change along the path to implementation. However, monitoring the Women, Peace and Security agenda continues to be challenging and problematic. In recent years, new monitoring tools have been developed, including the creation of a set of indicators on Women, Peace and Security (known as the Global Indicators), monitoring National Action Plans and independent civil society monitoring.
The Global Indicators are a list of twenty-six quantitative and qualitative indicators, organized into 4 Pillars: Prevention, Participation, Protection, and Relief and Recovery, which track and monitor the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325. These indicators were developed following the call to action derived from Security Council Resolution 1889 (2009). It was a breakthrough in accountability and effective monitoring. The indicators provide a foundation for efforts to accelerate implementation and have already been partially populated with data in annual reports by the Secretary-General to the Security Council.
The list of 26 indicators presented to the Security Council are listed on page 15-21 of the Secretary General’s Report (S/2010/498). They are also found below.
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Prevalence of Sexual Violence
Patterns of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations
Text of recommendations section to report:
Extent to which United Nations Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions include information on violations of women and girls’ human rights in their periodic reporting to the Security Council
Extent to which violations of women’s and girls’ human rights are reported, referred and investigated by human rights bodies
Number and percentage of women in governance of National Human Right Bodies (NHRB)
Percentage of reported cases of sexual exploitation and abuse allegedly perpetrated by uniformed, civilian peacekeepers and/or humanitarian workers that are acted upon, out of the total number of referred cases
Extent to which measures to protect women’s and girls’ human rights are included in Peacekeeper Heads of Military Components and Heads of Police Components Directives
Extent to which measures to protect women’s and girls’ human rights are included in national security policy frameworks. Existing and new gender-specific language to report:
Number and type of actions taken by the Security Council related to resolution 1325 (2000) Report:
Number and percentage of women in the executive leadership of relevant regional and sub-regional organizations involved in preventing conflict (regional and sub-regional organizations will include those identified in A/RES/55/285).
Percentage of peace agreements with specific provisions to improve the security and status of women and girls
Number of women holding senior positions in UN field missions
Percentage of field missions with senior level gender experts
Representation of women among mediators, negotiators and technical experts in formal peace negotiations
Women’s participation in official observer forces at the beginning and the end of formal peace negotiations
Women’s representation in parliaments and ministerial positions. Report on share of:
Women’s political participation as voters and candidates. Report on women’s share of:
Extent to which Security Council missions address specific issues affecting women and girls in the Terms of Reference and Mission Reports
Index of women’s and girls’ physical security. Survey-based indicator to measure three dimensions:
Extent to which national laws to protect women’s and girls’ human rights are in line with international standards
Level of women’s participation in the justice and security sector
Existence of national mechanisms for control of illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). This indicator reports on:
Percentage of benefits from temporary employment in the context of early economic recovery programmes received by women and girls
Percentage of referred cases of sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls that are reported, investigated, and sentenced
Hours of training per capita for decision-making personnel in security and justice sector to address SGBV cases
Maternal mortality rate
Net Primary and secondary education enrollment rates, by sex
Proportion of budget related to indicators that address gender equality issues in strategic planning frameworks
Proportion of budget related to targets that address gender equality issues in strategic planning framework
Proportion of total disbursed funding to Civil Society organizations that is allocated to address gender equality issues
Proportion of total disbursed funding to support gender equality issues that is allocated to Civil Society organizations
Proportion of disbursed Multi Donor Trust Funds (MDTFs) used to address gender equality issues
Proportion of total spending of UN system used to support gender equality issues
Extent to which Truth and Reconciliation Commissions include provisions to address the rights and participation of women and girls
Percentage of benefits from DDR programmes received by women and girls