How to Move the WPS Agenda Forward: Useful Tools in 2017

By Nela Abey

(Visual: WILPF/PeaceWomen)

In 2016, WILPF/PeaceWomen’s focus on conflict prevention as a key gap area was the impetus for launching several new advocacy tools that can be used by civil society activists, scholars, and Member States to address existing gaps in a holistic implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.

In September, we launched our Women, Peace and SecurityFinancing Toolkit, an advocacy tool that strengthens advocacy efforts to #MoveTheMoney from war and conflict to peace and gender justice.

October marked the launch of the expanded WPS Security Council Scorecard that can be used to as an advocacy tool to address ongoing gaps between commitments and accomplishments, especially around conflict prevention and disarmament.

Finally, in December 2016 we undertook technical updates of our WPS Mobile App allow for an easy monitoring of the international community's progress in integrating gender into its policies. The App will be available for a download and/or update by the end of 2016!

These initiatives are powerful resources aimed to enable WPS activists not only to hold relevant actors accountable but also to strengthen the WPS Agenda at all levels!