Country / Region profile of: Liechtenstein

Traditional gender roles remain quite prevalent in Liechtenstein. Women still tend to be discriminated against economically, professionally, and in terms of health benefits. Liechtenstein has not been involved in large-scale conflict or war recently. Liechtenstein acceded to The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1995 and is not ranked in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Liechtenstein ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 16 December 2014. Liechtenstein remains a key supporter of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and seeks to promote its implementation around the world. No information is available as to Liechtenstein's military spending in 2017. In October 2015, Liechtenstein expressed its commitment to make women’s human rights and empowerment high priorities in its budget for international cooperation, and hopes that other countries, especially major donors, will continue to take the same approach. At the UNSC Open Debate in 2017, Liechtenstein made no new commitments. Women in Liechtenstein, who only gained the right to vote in 1984, continue to advocate for gender equality and women's empowerment.

"When we look at positive examples of the inclusion of women in peace processes — for instance, in Colombia — we clearly see that it is indispensable to empower women as agents of peace. " - Olivier Marc Zehnder


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Military expenditure
The country spends an unknown amount of money on the military
Investing in peace and gender equality
Liechtenstein could invest in creation and ongoing funding of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
NAP 1325
Liechtenstein does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Liechtenstein resolved in 2015 to increase its allocation in the national budget to support the implementation of UNSCR 1325 across the country, with the aim of reinforcing economic empowerment programs and expanding their coverage for the benefit of women and girls in rural areas.