The SA NAP has made a deliberate effort to include in its guiding principle – the Protection and empowerment of women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons.

There are Five hallmarks of the NAP and those are as follows:

  • Training women and youth leaders from all over the continent targeting women who live in vulnerable situations because of conflict
  • Promote and share best practices on conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and peace-making processes
  • Advocacy body for sustainability of peace through inclusive and meaningful participation of women
  • Building a strong peace architecture from the grassroots
  • Using Women Peace Table during times of crises
  • Using the Peace Song for mobilization

Gender equality policies/feminist foreign policies

South Africa has developed the Gender Responsive Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Auditing Framework (GRPBMEAF) and implementation plan by Cabinet on 27 March 2019, the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) is the custodian of monitoring its implementation through the stakeholders Self-Assessment Monitoring Tool which is used to track progress against the implementation plan of the framework biannually since 2021: