The 2012-2015 Regional Action Plan provides a framework at the regional level for Forum Members and Pacific Territories to enhance women and young women’s leadership in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, mainstream gender in security policy-making, and ensure women and girls’ human rights are protected in humanitarian crises, transitional contexts and post-conflict situations. It also sets out a regional mechanism that will support regional and national efforts.
The Regional Action Plan sets out the following: • Purpose of the Regional Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and background to this initiative. • Why women, peace and securityare important in the Pacific region? • Mandate provided by regional organisations for the development of the Regional Action Plan. • Situating the Regional Action Plan within the regional security, conflict prevention and gender equality architecture. • Overview of the three strategic focus areas of the Regional Action Plan. • How the Regional Action Plan was formulated and will be implemented. • Regional Action Plan matrix of activities (September 2012 – September 2015).
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