National Action Plan

United States


Launched: 2016
View United States's Most Recent NAP
Previous Plans Launched: 2011-2015

Highlights

  • Developed by broad interagency group, led by White House National Security Council staff; included representatives from civil society networks
  • Required three main implementing departments – State, Defense, and US Agency for International Development – to submit their own fully-funded, time-bound plans for implementation and evaluation
  • Reviewed annually for progress report to President, with comprehensive review scheduled for 2015 (including consultations with civil society)
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Information & Analysis


US Department of State

Overview of 2014 U.S. Implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

This is the US State Department's overview of the third year of national action plan (NAP) implementation. The report divides up activities by corresponding NAP pillar and offers a more explicit outline of challenges than the previous report. It also points out that a midterm review will take place in 2015, which will analyze the plan’s implementation since its launch in 2011 and demonstrate the US’ commitment to advancing women, peace, and security in the lead up to the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

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US Department of State

Overview of 2013 U.S. Implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

Regular public reporting is critical to ensuring a government’s accountability to its stated priorities. This is the US State Department's overview of the second year of national action plan implementation. The report breaks down activities by the plan’s five objectives, outlines challenges affecting 2013 implementation (such as lack of resources and staffing), and presents recommendations for 2014 implementation.

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Inclusive Security

Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

The US Senate has taken steps to boost women's inclusion in conflict-affected regions. Read more about the appropriations bill authorizing funding for women, peace, and security priorities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria.

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Inclusive Security

Inclusive Security to US Congress: Women’s Inclusion Key to Combatting Violence Against Women

In this video, Inclusive Security's Director Jacqueline O'Neill testifies before the US Senate regarding the global epidemic of violence against women.

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George Washington University

Women in Peace and Security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325: Literature Review, Content Analysis of National Action Plans, and Implementation

In May 2014, the Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University released this detailed review of 40 of the 42 national action plans in existence at the time. The report also assessed the status of goals related to women, peace, and security more broadly.

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Inclusive Security

Secretary Clinton Announces Partnership in Support of Women, Peace, and Security

Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a partnership to support her No Ceilings initiative that will convene leaders from around the world to create roadmaps for advancing women’s leadership in ending wars.

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Inclusive Security

National Action Plan Kick-Starts Banner Year for Women, Peace, and Security

After adopting a NAP, the US followed with a flurry of policies to reinforce its promise. Read how the US is taking its NAP to the next level.

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Implementation Strategy for the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

According to Dr. Kevin De Cock, Director of the Center for Global Health at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “CDC’s strategy for advancing this National Action Plan will build on our strengths and core activities that allow translation of research into public health policy.” CDC’s implementation matrix presents activities for reaching each strategic objective, designates responsible divisions, and outlines timeframes for activity completion.

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US Department of State

United States Department of State Implementation Plan of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

In August 2012, the US State Department released its plan for operationalizing the US national action plan both domestically and in embassies and consulates abroad.

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