The Dutch WPS agenda is shaped through close cooperation between the Dutch government and civil society signatories to the NAPs. Together, they form the Dutch NAP community. The Dutch NAP has two coordinating bodies: civil society coordinator Wo=Men and government coordinator MFA.
NAP1325-IV (2021-2025): focuses on five strategic outcomes: participation; prevention; protection; relief, reconstruction & recovery; and WPS mainstreaming. For the first time: NAP1325-IV has both an international and a national focus, and an oversight board is responsible for governance and will initiate MEAL and annual reporting. MFA has committed approx EUR 40 million to new WPS-core programmes, with a focus on Southern leadership and strengthening civil society (2021-2025), asides WPS mainstreaming in peace and security programming.
NAP1325-III (2016-2020): focused on three strategic outcomes: breaking down harmful gender norms, enhancing protection, and giving men and women equal leverage in all peace- and security processes. It focused on 8 conflict affected countries. NAP1325-III was accompanied by approx EUR 17 million for WPS programmes. During the KNL membership of the UN Security Council in 2018, WPS was a priority theme.
NAP-II (2012-2015): focused i.a. on Equal participation by women and men in peace and reconstruction processes at all decision-making levels; on consistent integration of gender and UNSCR 1325 into all Dutch signatories’ policies and actions on fragile states and countries in transition (DAC countries) and or peacebuilding and reconstruction efforts in these states; and on effective and efficient cooperation between NAP signatories and other relevant stakeholders to ensure worldwide implementation of UNSCR 1325.
NAP-I (2008-2011): focused on women, peace and security in relation to: the legal framework; conflict prevention, mediation and reconstruction; international cooperation; peace missions; and harmonisation and coordination.
Key WPS and gender equality reports/resources
- Investing in Global Prospects, Policy Document on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, May 2018
- Integrated International Security Strategy
- Policy evaluation on women’s rights and gender equality: Gender sense & sensitivity.