Women Taking Action: NGOWG MAP – May 2013


NGOWG MAP – May 2013: BiH, Central African Republic, Central African region, DRC, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Yemen; Counter terrorism, WPS‏


The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2013 version of our Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council.

ngowg_logoFor May, in which Togo has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, the Central African region, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The MAP also provides recommendations on the expected discussions on Counterterrorism, and for the Council’s ongoing work on women, peace and security.

In addition, please see our recent monitoring report, “Mapping Women, Peace and Security in UN Security Council: 2011-2012.” In relation to four thematic and general issues, and 30 country situations, our new report analyzes reports, meetings, presidential statements, and resolutions, evaluating the degree to which women, peace and security obligations are being met. The report provides invaluable insight for policy makers and advocates alike, detailing analysis, identifying trends, and providing recommendations on how implementation deficits can be redressed.

Our findings are clear: while there has been development in policy and normative frameworks on women, peace and security, deployment of this knowledge and subsequent necessary action has been inconsistent at best. To redress this situation, it is of fundamental importance that the Council address the full scope of these issues in the full range of its daily work, in all reviews of reports, in all meetings, and in all resolutions and presidential statements.

The executive summary and the full report can be found on our website,www.womenpeacesecurity.org.

About the MAP project:

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security produces Monthly Action Points, a series of recommendations that show how each United Nations Security Council President can provide leadership on, and how the Security Council as a whole can systematically meetits obligations to women in conflict. These briefs are designed for Security Council Members, civil society actors, Member States, and UN entities. We look forward to your feedback and input. Please distribute widely.

All previous MAPs are available on our website: www.womenpeacesecurity.org.

Information and previous MAP points on specific country situations as well as NGOWG Member resources are available on our website: http://www.womenpeacesecurity.org/rapid-response/.

The MAP for May is available in English, with additional languages forthcoming.

To view the MAP for May (English), please click here.or go to:  http://womenpeacesecurity.org/media/pdf-MAP_May2013.pdff.

All the best,Sarah

Sarah Taylor
Executive Coordinator, NGOWG on Women, Peace and Securitytel. +1.212.557.7298
777 UN Plaza, 7th Floor
New York, NY  10017
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