The overall Swedish priority is to make visible and strengthen women’s influence and meaningful participation as actors for peace and security. To enable increased participation, a holistic approach to peace and security is required in which the activity must be based on and integrate gender perspectives and conflict analysis.
The third National Action Plan clarifies what Sweden prioritises and establishes the overall strategic focus. The plan also identifies who, i.e. which actors, will implement the plan and it establishes the allocation of responsibilities and roles. It puts focus on leadership, ownership and mainstreaming of the WPS agenda. Implementation should be integrated into ordinary activities and budgets and the responsibility resides with the senior management of ministries and implementing agencies. A working group consisting of both implementing agencies and civil society organizations coordinates the work.
- First report from Sweden’s national action plan for implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security 2016–2020
- 2018 Report
- 2019 Report EN SV