Implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security – Results of Monitoring
The report offers the results of the monitoring of 2016-2017 State Action Plan for implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions ## 1325, 1888, 1820, 1889 and 1960 on “Women, Peace and Security”.
A main source of monitoring performance of the National Action Plan was assessment of activities of institutions responsible for implementation of the Action Plan. Public Defender’s Office, as a human rights defending institution, focused on impact of the Plan and compliance of goals with the implementation outcomes.
Focus group meetings with women from IDP compact settlements and pre-occupation border zone were held in the framework of monitoring; those women spoke about their problems and needs. Pressing issues, which might affect women’s rights and their enjoyment were raised and discussed during the meetings.
Monitoring results showed that it is problematic for the governmental agencies to see the special needs of women and girls in this regard. Furthermore, the need to develop more intersectional approach is obvious and more attention should be made in media to cover the needs of conflict affected women and girls. In addition, there is still big challenge to raise awareness on domestic violence and violence against women issues, as well as sexual violence and psycho-social rehabilitation and reproductive health services for women and girls living in conflict affected areas.
According to the 2016-2017 action plan monitoring results, the issues of conflict affected women and girls are raised on the basis of individual efforts and initiatives. Consequently, it is necessary to analyze problems faced by women and girls and the recommendations based on the monitoring results should be reflected in the process of developing the next National Action Plan for 2018-2020.