Implementation of the WPS Agenda by the UN Security Council Permanent Members

By Marina Kumskova

(Visual: Nela Abey, WILPF PeaceWomen)

As part of our preparations for the 16th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, on 19 October 2016, WILPF PeaceWomen launched our WPS Security Council Scorecard to strengthen accountability on holistic implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda by the Permanent Five members of the Security Council -- United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China.

The WPS Security Council Scorecard includes a wealth of data from 2010 to 2015 addressing all four WPS pillars (participation, conflict prevention, protection, and relief and recovery). It includes international action including on statements and commitments at the Security Council, international gender and human rights commitments, and gender and peacekeeping action. It also includes national action on financing of military versus gender equality, women's participation in parliament and judiciary, levels of sexual violence, and gendered post-conflict stabilisation programmes.

The webinar launching the WPS Scorecard included grassroots activists and international advocates who highlighted disarmament as a critical component of conflict prevention and discussed the impact of militarisation on women in conflict-affected areas. Speakers invited participants to use the WPS Scorecard in their national advocacy to boost action from commitments to accomplishments.

Find the WPS Security Council Scorecard here.

Find the summary of the webinar launching the WPS Security Council Scorecard here.