The 2015 PeaceWomen Security Council Scorecard

By: Charlette Lopez and Federica Dall’Arche

Infographic Image created by Cynthia Sularz

As part of our work to mobilise concrete actions for the implementation of policies that reflect a holistic understanding of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda, PeaceWomen has designed a Security Council Scorecard as part of its work to hold governments accountable.

The scorecard evaluates actions and engagement on Women, Peace and Security agenda by key member states in 2015. It includes the five Permanent Members of the Security Council (ADD) as well as Spain, who was president of the Council in October 2015. The scorecard provides a systematic evaluation of action taken through quantitative and qualitative indicators addressing six major categories: Women’s Political Participation; Military Presence and Dedication to Disarmament; Prevention, Protection, and Relief/Recovery; Security Council Action; Country Action; and Funding and Financing.

Overall, this scorecard reiterates that despite normative commitments, action is still critical to move to accomplishments. It is critical for member states who want to be leaders on Women, Peace and Security to step up their action on prevention and implementation, especially on demilitarisation and disarmament.

For more information about Scorecard, please visit the PeaceWomen website.