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The Role of Parliaments in Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in NATO Member Countries

authors

Audrey Reeves

editors

Anna Kadar, Callum Watson

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Abstract

In 2015, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly commissioned DCAF to provide an analysis of responses to a survey of Member Countries regarding national implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The resulting report, “The Role of Parliaments in Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in NATO Member Countries” outlines nine different types of action that parliamentarians in NATO member countries have undertaken since the results of a previous survey were published in 2013. The main finding of the report is that parliaments have become increasingly active in the implementation and monitoring of the women, peace and security agenda since 2013, especially in those countries that have adopted a National Action Plan (NAP) on women, peace and security. There is also evidence that the kinds of activities being undertaken by parliaments are increasingly diverse.

The findings of this study will be presented at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 2015 Annual Session in Stavanger, Norway.