Georgia has a new National Action Plan for 2022–2024 on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda
With the support of UN Women, the presentation of a new, 2022–2024 National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) was held. A conference dedicated to the issues envisaged by the NAP was part of the event.
More than 100 representatives of the legislative and executive branches of the Georgian Government, international organizations, the diplomatic corps and civil society organizations attended the presentation.
“An inclusive process is the prerequisite for a sustainable and successful implementation of the NAP. Women’s civil society organizations have played a pivotal role in the adoption of UNSCR 1325, and they are the driving force behind the WPS agenda,” said Irene Fellin, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, in her speech addressing the conference attendees.
The participants of the event discussed the goals and objectives of Georgia’s 2022–2024 NAP for the implementation of UNSCR on WPS and its effective implementation strategies and methods. In addition, panel discussions were held with the participation of representatives from the public and from civil society organizations.
The NAP, which the Government of Georgia approved in October 2022 with the technical support of UN Women, was developed by the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. The NAP development process included extensive and inclusive consultations with government entities, relevant municipalities and civil society organizations that work on the issues of IDP women as well as grass-roots women and youth affected by conflict.
The NAP lays out the objectives and measures that will enhance the protection of the rights of conflict-affected women and girls, the identification of their needs and their engagement in the peace processes, as well as promote their meaningful participation in the decision-making processes.
The technical assistance in developing and adopting the updated National Action Plan was provided by the UN Women project “Accelerating Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Georgia”, generously funded by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) of the UK Government and the UK Ministry of Defence.