WILPF Sweden (IKFF) has been involved in consultations regarding the development and evaluation of all Swedish National Action Plans. Along with relevant Civil Society Organisations and authorities, IKFF is part of a UNSCR 1325 network that meets several times per year to discuss the Swedish Government’s national and international implementation of UNSCR 1325. The network tracks the implementation of the NAP continuously and aims to bring forward different topics that can move the Swedish implementation process forward.
“A reference group with government agencies and CSOs, led by the MFA, was established in December 2015 to support the drafting process of the new NAP. As one of the members of the reference group, WILPF Sweden had the opportunity to comment and feed into drafts that were circulated with the group during spring 2016, after which the government decided on the final document in mid-May. The finalised NAP refers to the continued participation of this reference group that will now be transformed into Sweden’s working group for implementing the NAP.” -Sofia Tuvestad, Policy & Advocacy Officer IKFF
IKFF took the opportunity to raise the ongoing issues regarding the NAP and its implementation, including:
- The need for holistic inclusion of CSOs in consultations on NAP development and evaluation.
- Increased substantive consultation with local and regional and international women CSOs on work related to international and domestic operations.
- Clear indicators in order to measure implementation of the plan.
- Earmarked money and a budget for the implementation of the plan.
- The importance of including disarmament as a factor related to women’s security.
To find out more about WILPF Sweden’s work, visit their website here.