Switzerland has adopted three Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans.
NAP 2007-2009: In order to include the gender dimension in all areas relating to peace processes, it has three objectives:
- Participation of women in the promotion of peace,
- Prevention of all forms of violence based on gender (GBV) & taking into account and defending the needs and rights of girls and women during and after armed conflicts,
- Adoption of a gender-sensitive approach in all promotion projects and programs.
NAP 2010-2012: Based on the same objectives, the redesigned structure identifies the actors responsible for the implementation of the measures, and a list of indicators making it possible to assess the progress made.
NAP 2013-2016: In line with the developments of the normative framework of WPS, two objectives are added:
- Better inclusion of the gender perspective – during and after conflicts – in emergency aid, reconstruction and treatment of the past,
- Integration of the SPF theme at all levels of the federal administration.
NAP 2018-2021: Civil society is participating for the first time in the implementation of 1325 NAP, which has also started a link with CEDAW. The objectives consist of
- Inclusion, participation and influence of women in peace processes / security policies (obj.1-2 & 4),
- Protection against sexual violence and GBV in humanitarian situations,
- Bi-engagement and multilateral in favor of the WPS theme.
- Report on implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security EN FR
- Rapport sur la mise en œuvre du PAN1325 (2018-2019)
Gender equality policies:
- Stratégie Egalité 2030 du Bureau Fédéral de l’égalité entre femmes et hommes (2021). French
- Stratégie de coopération internationale 2021-2024. French
- Stratégie de politique extérieure 2020-2023. French
- Stratégie Egalité des genres et Droits des femmes du DFAE (2017) EN FR
Key WPS and gender equality reports/resources:
- Swiss Women in Peace Processes (SWiPP) Network EN FR
- Women, Peace and Security and the Prevention of Violence: Reflections from Civil Society in the Context of the Fourth Swiss National Action Plan 1325
- Women, Peace and Security – reloaded » Civil Society Alternative Report on the National Action Plan 1325 as seen from the Gender Perspective (2016).