NATIONAL ACTION PLAN MAP

The adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in 2000 was a groundbreaking achievement for the inclusion of women in international affairs, and the recognition of their vital contributions to peace and security.  UNSCR 1325 does more than pay lip service to the importance of women’s full participation in creating durable peace and security – it is a mandate that calls countries to action. To ensure that countries follow through with their commitments, in 2005, the Security Council called on individual states to create National Action Plans (NAPs) detailing how they will fulfill the requirements of the mandate.

  • Overview
  • Asia-Pacific
  • CENTRAL & SOUTH ASIA
  • EUROPE
  • LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
  • MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
  • NORTH AMERICA
  • SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
  • Number of revisions to National Action Plans
  • Percent of Women in Parliament
  • Global Peace Index
  • Gender Inequality Index
  • Women, Peace & Security Index

NATIONAL ACTION PLANS

National Action Plans (NAPs) are strategies created by each country to implement UNSCR 1325 in their unique contexts. They are intended to be designed with significant civil society input, and civil society plays an important role in monitoring their implementation by government actors. The goal is to produce meaningful change in funding, programs, practices, and policy at the country-level. NAPs provide governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups with a context-specific framework to ensure the inclusion of women in peacebuilding and politics; and gendered protections for women and girls, and men and boys resulting from violent conflict.
Number of revisions to NAP
 
 
 
 
0
4

WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

Percentages for women in parliament are drawn from the Interparliamentary Union’s (IPU’s) data set on the proportion of women in national parliamentary assemblies. Women’s inclusion in national governance is a critical indicator of gender equality and the meaningful participation of women.
Scores are exact percentages of women in parliament per country.
Percentage of Women in Parliament
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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40
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GLOBAL PEACE INDEX

The Global Peace Index is an international ranking of independent states based on their level of peacefulness. State rankings are dependent upon safety and security, militarization, and ongoing conflict.
Scores are on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best possible score and 5 being the worst possible score.
Index Score
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5
3
1

GENDER INEQUALITY INDEX

The Gender Inequality Index measures gender inequalities through human development indicators. Rankings are based upon reproductive health (maternal mortality and adolescent birth rates), empowerment (proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females and the proportion of adult females with at least some secondary education), and economic status (the rate of labor market participation of females and males over the age of 15).
Scores are on a scale of 0 to 1, with 0 being the best possible score and 1 being the worst possible score.
Index Score
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
.8
.6
.4
.2
0

WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY INDEX

The Women, Peace and Security Index is a measurement of women’s wellbeing and empowerment based upon indicators of security, inclusion, and justice.
Scores are on a scale of 0 to 1, with 1 being the best possible score and 0 being the worst possible score.
Index Score
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0
.2
.4
.6
.8
1

HOW TO USE THE NAP MAP

This interactive NAP Map reflects the status of state commitments to Resolution 1325, including:

  • 1. Mapping the states that have and have not adopted NAPs
  • 2. Shading to indicate revisions of those NAPs
  • 3. Explore countries with NAPs by country through the overview, or by region.
  • 4. Toggle the legend on the left to see percent of women in parliament, and country rankings from the Women, Peace, and Security Index, Global Peace Index, and Gender Inequality Index
  • 5. Civil society and government organizations engaged in creating and implementing each country’s NAP (listed below)