The Israeli National Action Plan (NAP) re-conceptualizes the term “security” in order to broaden the Israeli discourse to include gendered perspectives and diverse women's voices. The action plan was formulated in a series of roundtables in which the main components of Resolution 1325 were deliberated and contextualized. The discussion at the first roundtable of women’s organizations, in January 2012, clarified the main issues that need to be addressed, relevant dilemmas, and ways to achieve the stated aims. The second roundtable, in March, dealt with representation, and the third, in June, dealt with the question of “What is Security?” Additional meetings took place during 2012 and 2013.
In October 2013 the full Action Plan, which was written by Women's organizations, was presented to the government, and about a year later, on December 2014, the Israeli Government annouced the establishment of an interministerial team to form and consolidate a national action plan for implementing UNSCR 1325. This announcement was a great achievement for the women's and the civil society organizations in Israel who worked for over two years to formulate the plan.
The project was supported by research and studies conducted by WIPS's researchers. The studies include an evaluative research of the process itself; a research to establish a baseline of women's representation in security decision-making bodies and processes; a comparative study on implementing and monitoring NAP's in 5 countries, and a policy paper on the local interpretations of UNSCR 1325.
The studies are attached and can be downloaded.
The entire project was accompanied by media campaigns aimed at raising public awareness to these issues; it was also aimed at decision makers, as part of the attempt to persuade the Israeli government to adopt the action plan.
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The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
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