Uganda NAP Overview

Uganda developed a NAP for the national implementation of UNSCR1325, 1820 and the Goma Declaration on Eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes Region (Goma Declaration) in 2008. The development was lead by the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development and forms part of a broader national strategic framework on the advancement of women; in particular, the five year National Action Plan on Women (2007) which set out priorities in peacebuilding, conflict resolution and the rights of women and girls to live freedom from violence.

From an academic analysis: The Ugandan NAP is actually not only directed at implementing UNSCR 1325 but also UNSCR 1820 and the Goma declaration. The sub-heading of their plan is “commitments to address sexual violence against women in armed conflict.” Nevertheless, the plan does prioritize other issues apart from protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The UNFPA financed NAP development but there was no indication of who would finance NAP implementation. The action plan includes an extensive situational analysis of the existing legal and policy framework governing WPS as well as offering a historical background of GBV in Uganda (Miller, Pournik, & Swaine, 2014).

Uganda reported in its Beijing+25 review that it conducted an evaluation of the NAP, and a multi- stakeholder technical committee to develop a successor national action plan was put in place. The identified legal priority areas of the NAP were; legal and policy frameworks; improved access to health and medical services and psychosocial services for GBV victims/survivors; women in leadership and decision making and prevention of GBV in Society; and budgetary allocations for implementation on UNSCR 1325.

Local Governments also developed and implemented peace action plans with support from civil society organizations. In the implementation of the plans, community members were assigned roles in conflict analysis, early warning, prevention and response.

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