- Continue implementing the Action Plan of the Government of Spain for the Application of the Resolution 1325, as well as the Action Plan Women and Peacebuilding in Spanish Co-operation.
- Countries impacted: Spain
- Enhancing the presence and integration of women in the Spanish Armed Forces and in decision-making bodies. Also, promoting the presence of military women in international missions. These commitments are being carried out through several actions:
– Exhibitions, conferences and seminars on women in the armed forces and in missions and on Resolution 1325. These actions let the general public know better the situation of women in the Armed Forces, unveil new professional opportunities for women and generate social awareness of this activity.
– Legal changes to make it easier to reconcile professional life and family life: measures to support military women during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding; establishment of nursery schools in barracks and military buildings.
- Adoption of the II Monitoring Report of the Action Plan of the Government of Spain for the Application of the Resolution 1325.(Time frame: End 2010)
- Possible development of monitoring indicators for the Action Plan of the Government of Spain for the Application of the Resolution 1325. (Time frame: 2011)
- Support to UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women (5 million euros).(Time frame: 2010-2011)
- Support to UNIFEM is maintained: UNIFEM’s work on Peace and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean (500.000 euros), development of indicators for Resolution 1325 (900.000 euros) and the International Women’s Commission for a Just and Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Peace (300.000 euros). (Time frame: 2010-2011)
- Support for INSTRAW’s Gender, Peace and Security Programme is maintained, in particular for the implementation of Resolution 1325 in collaboration with governments, civil society and academic institutions. (Time-frame: 2010-2011)
- Integrating the gender perspective in all peacebuilding activities, such as:
– Healthcare for the local population.
– Education projects in support of the civilian population.
– Contact with women’s organizations.
– Recruitment of local women.
– Projects to protect the rights of women and children.
– Statistical information of deployed personnel.
- Training the troops participating in peace operations on matters of gender and on Resolution 1325 and promoting the figure of gender advisor in operations. In this context, the Spanish Ministry of Defense is organizing a “Course 0” for Gender Advisers in Operations. The course will run from October 4th to November 31st, 2010. From the first quarter of 2011, it is planned to organize two courses per year.
Commitments made via commitments form, September 2010.