This Good Practice Guide seeks to contribute positively to the development of an effective and inclusive IrishNational Action Plan (NAP) to implement UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and related commitments on women, peace and security (1820, 1888 and 1889). It draws extensively on recommendations from previous research undertaken by the Joint Consortium on Gender Based
Violence, set out in two key reports - Stepping Up Ireland’s Response to Women, Peace and Security (2008) and Women, Peace and Conflict: UN SCR Resolution 1325 (2009). In addition to providing background information on UNSCR 1325 and Ireland’s efforts to implement the resolution, the main purpose of the Guide is to signpost the eight essential steps to achieving an effective and inclusive
National Action Plan.