National Action Plans

Kenya National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and Related Resolutions

 

As another National Action Plan summary, this article provides the planning, implementation policies, and promotion strategies of the Kenyan NAP (KNAP). Written in 2016 by various Kenyan governmental officials, this article lists the objectives and pillars of the plan while providing information about participation, promotion, protection, and relief policies of each objective.

 

Unlike the United States’ National Action Plan, each objective of the KNAP is led by a separate ministry, emphasizing the delegation of tasks and importance of various members of the government in regard to the KNAP. This article is related to the topic of peace and security because it specifically covers policy implementation tactics to achieve gender equality and further female participation in decision-making and conflict resolution. Pages 13 to 18 give a thorough introduction of the KNAP, discussing how it aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how gender equality and the participation of women are basic aspects of the Kenyan government’s democratic imperative.

 

Pages 23 and 25 to 28 detail Finland’s support of the KNAP while detailing the process of planning and implementing the plan. Pages 36 to 57 are the most relevant because they discuss each pillar of the plan as related to gender equality and overcoming gender disparity with the related objectives and actions.

 

“National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and Related Resolutions.” PeaceWomen. Kenyan National Government, 2016. Web. 16 July 2016. <http://peacewomen.org/sites/default/files/Kenya%20NAP-with-cover-final.pdf>.

 

United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

 

Written in 2011 by the White House, this article details the objectives, framework, and outcomes of a five-step action plan to achieve peace and security in relation to gender equality. Another source  from UN Women, which is also included in Chapter 5, explained the planning process and execution of National Action Plans (NAPs) globally, while this article specifically examines the effects of the NAP established in the United States. The source especially relates to the underlying topic of peace and security on pages 12 to 22 on which five high-level objectives are stated and explained . The five high-level objectives discuss the importance of professional training, inclusive leadership roles, conflict prevention and resolution, and equal access to safety resources. The article also provides a strategy to monitor the progress of the action plan. It mentions the creation of an Interagency Policy Committee dedicated to Women, Peace, and Security (WPS IPC) by the White House National Security Staff. The WPS IPC would establish “a mechanism to report progress” and establish “a mechanism for regular consultation with civil society (organizations that would be carrying out aspects of the plan, may or may not be non-governmental) representatives on the status of the action plan’s implementation.”  

“United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.” UNITED STATES NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECUR IT Y (n.d.): n. pag. White House Government. 2 Dec. 2011. Web. 9 July 2016. <https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/email-files/US_National_Action_Plan_on_Women_Peace_and_Security.pdf>.

 

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