A toolkit recently published by Women’s Actions for New Directions (WAND) is by Women, Peace, and Security Policy Director Julie Arostegui. She gives practical guidance on how to integrate international principles on gender equality and women’s rights into post-conflict legal systems.
In addition to providing background information on CEDAW, the UN 1325 Women, Peace and Security Resolutions, and the International Violence Against Women Act, WAND also provides regular updates on the US State Department’s National Action Plan for implementing 1325, and the status of the proposed legislation that would codify the State Department’s plan referred to in Congress as the Women’s Peace and Security Act for 2014.
As described in 2011 by the State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton, “The goal of this National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is simple as it is profound: to empower half the world’s population as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence and insecurity. Achieving the goal is critical to our national and global security.”Filed under: CEDAW Action,Equality & Human Rights,Gender Status,Global Women's Issues,UN Women,Women and Violence,Women, Peace & Security