By Sylvie Ndongmo, President of the WILPF section in Cameroon
On 16 November 2017, the Government of Cameroon launched its first National Action Plan on the implementation of UNSCR1325 (NAP) for a period of three years (2018-2020). WILPF’s section in Cameroon (WILPF Cameroon) can proudly celebrate this achievement. WILPFers in Cameroon have played a crucial role in mobilising on Women, Peace and Security across the country and developing this NAP, and now hope that the implementation will substantially advance feminist peace in Cameroon through increased and meaningful participation of women in peace work.
Established officially on 31 January 2014, WILPF Cameroon made the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) its priority, with the mission to advocate for its implementation on the national and local levels. WILPF Cameroon trained its members and other civil society leaders to ensure UNSCR1325 awareness and effective advocacy. WILPF Cameroon also engaged with relevant stakeholders and demonstrated the urgent need for this resolution in Cameroon by participating at various international forums. As the implementation phase now starts, WILPF Cameroon is ready to use its expertise, including some developed in the process of regional cross learning and exchange, for carrying out successful implementation strategies and sustainable peace in the country.
Find Cameroon’s National Action Plan on the implementation of UNSCR1325 here>>
Read the statement of WILPF Cameroon on the Adoption of the National Action Plan here>>