Trainings on Women, Peace, and Security.
1325 Policy Group offers various trainings and workshops in order to build capacity of civil society organizations to influence peace processes and conflict resolution processes, and for peacebuilding efforts to take women’s security needs into consideration. The trainings are tailor-made to respond to the needs of the partner, whether they are civil society organizations, peacekeeping mission staff or other actors in conflict or post-conflict settings.
Previously 1325 Policy Group’s staff and members have conducted trainings for the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the Swedish Police, the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM), Kvinna till Kvinna, Indevelop, and UN Women Sweden. Read more about the trainings we offer bellow.
National Action Plans
1325 Policy Group offers trainings and technical support on the development of efficient National Action Plans (NAPs). The realization of the provisions of Resolution 1325 requires states and state institutions to make commitments on systematic reforms.
To date, more than 40 countries have specified such measures by developing a national action plan. However, many action plans lack clear objectives, adequate indicators to measure progress, allocated funding, and a system for monitoring and evaluation. Ownership among the responsible agencies as well as the active involvement of civil society are factors affecting the quality of the action plan.
Hence, 1325 Policy Group offers training and technical support to civil society actors as well as other stakeholders to strengthen their capacity to advocate for the development of an effective NAP and for an inclusive and transparent process. The trainings build civil society’s capacity to take active part in the drafting of a national action plan that reflects the security needs and priorities of various groups.
Women Count: Civil Society Monitoring
Civil society actors play a crucial role in the implementation of UNSCR 1325. Civil Society organizations working with UNSCR 1325 have long pointed out the need for data on the level of implementation for effective advocacy. To fill this gap 1325 Policy Group, in partnership with the Global Network of Women Peace Builders (GNWP), works to systematically monitor the implementation of the women, peace, and security agenda by training and supporting civil society organizations in collecting data and producing monitoring reports.
1325 Policy Group offers workshops for civil society organizations to strengthen their capacity to monitor national implementation, and contribute to the yearly global monitoring report which is launched annually during the anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in New York.
Since initiated in 2010, Afghanistan, Armenia, Canada, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Fiji, Liberia, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Uganda have contributed to the monitoring project.
Security Sector Reform
Building on years of experience among 1325 Policy Group’s staff working with the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Security Sector Reform (SSR) we offer trainings on gender sensitive SSR.
The trainings can be offered to women’s organizations in conflict- and post-conflict areas wishing to increase their capacity to work with security issues and SSR reforms as well as to peacekeepers and other security personnel. The aim is to increase the understanding of how UNSCR 1325 can be a tool for gender sensitive SSR and peacekeeping missions as well as to increase the dialogue between security personnel and women’s organizations in the field.
The trainings include discussions on what resolution 1325 implies in field; how mission staff can incorporate simple measures in daily routines to take into consideration the gender aspects of their work.
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