Women, Peace and Security Helpdesk
Exploring gendered implications of conflict prevention, including reducing military expenditures, arms
control, promoting non-violent forms of conflict resolution, and addressing roots causes of gendered
violence and conflict.
The UK, US and OSCE have launched their annual reports on WPS and gender-related progress during 2021
These annual reports constitute an important measure in response to the ask from civil society to ensure transparency and accountability in integrating WPS and gender in policies and programmes. They also provide an opportunity for learning and improving.
The UK is currently working to launch a new Women, Peace and Security (WPS) National Action Plan (NAP) for 2023-2028. As part of this effort, the team have commissioned two tasks to the WPS Helpdesk. One of them is a consultation with WROs in three priority countries (Myanmar, Somalia and Afghanistan) and the other is an analysis of what priorities related to domestic affairs should feature in the new NAP.