National Action Plan Database

OSF has created a database of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) National Action Plans (NAP) by country. To view a country's NAP document click on the appropriate region and country name.

A unique feature of WPS NAPs is that they are intended to be developed with significant input from civil society and in collaboration with relevant international actors, including partner governments and gender advisors. Civil society consultation is a key part of drafting the documents, and civil society actors are crucial in monitoring implementation by government actors and ensuring accountability for the commitments made. The goal is to produce meaningful advancement in the WPS agenda at the national and local level, with focus on supporting specific programs, practices, and policies that promote their inclusion. To date, more than 100 national governments and regional institutions have created NAPs.

Women, Peace and Security aims for better communication between governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups. A hallmark of an effective NAP on WPS is when all stakeholders work together within a context-specific framework to ensure the inclusion of women in peacebuilding and politics; and gendered protections from violent conflict for people of all genders.

Some WPS National Action Plans on this page have been obtained and translated by the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security.