The Government of Togo launched their National Action Plan (NAP) in 2011 for a five year period. The NAP was created to establish a framework, strategies and actions for coordinated implementation of UNSCR 1325 and 1820. There is no specified governmental agency responsible for the implementation of the National Action Plan. The stated objective of the NAP is to increase women’s participation in at all levels of the decision-making process, especially in conflict prevention, management and resolution as well as in peacekeeping processes.
Togo does not have a history of armed conflict. However, the military controlled the government from independence in 1960 until 2005 when elections were followed by violent protests. Togo is a contributor to UN Peacekeeping missions with over 1,000 members dedicated. This includes peacekeeping missions in Central African Republic and Chad, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Mali, and Western Sahara. Critical issues of concern include women's economic freedom and participation in public life.