The Government of Brazil launched its first National Action Plan (NAP) in March 2017 for a period of two years (2017-2019). The NAP was developed by Brazil’s Working Group, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense including the three Armed Forces and the Ministries of Justice and Public Security, Human Rights and Justice and Citizenship. This NAP incorporates the main principles of Security Council Resolution 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122, and 2242. The Ministries of Defense, Justice and Public Security, and Human Rights are in charge of the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the NAP.
By adopting the NAP, the Brazilian Government reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of international peace and security, as well as to the defense of gender equity and the empowerment of all women and girls. However, Brazilian NAP clearly showcases the intention of the Government to re-frame women’s role in society and position them as key participants in the country’s defense sector.
At the 23 April 2019 high-level WPS Commitments event, Brazil committed to creating a new NAP in advance of October 2020.