This report is submitted by Women in Black, Serbia in order to draw attention to the absence of the implementation on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, Security in Serbia, and the non-transparent and non-democratic process of preparing the National Action Plan on Resolution 1325. This report is largely based on Women in Black grassroots activities in the field and its network – women organizations around Serbia with their comprehensive experiences in peace and anti-military activisms.
Although UN Security Council Resolution 1325 was adopted on October 31, 2000, the Serbian government has not started its implementation yet. Even though the UN Resolutions do not legally oblige the member states, the Serbian government bears a political and ethical responsibility to do so, especially after years of leading role in regional war conflicts.
Serbia has not passed the National Action Plan on Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, Security, the draft National Action Plan is waiting to be proposed to the Government and is in the procedure to be adopted till the end of this year. Also, the drafting process started in the spring this year and was lead by Ministry of Defense, following by exclusion of the non-governmental organizations, who have to be one of the key actors in National Action Plan's drafting and implementation.