Several efforts have been made by the International Community to increase the effective participation of women in peace making and conflict prevention and to promote women’s participation in decision making processes. In October 2018, the Atlantic Treaty Association created a specific Task Force dedicated to empowering women and supporting balanced gender inclusiveness in the field of Security and Defence.

In the framework of its activities, the ATA Task Force WPS is organizing public discussions, and preparing background material and analysis on the subject. The present report is aimed to inform the ATA network about the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security and how the main Organizations and Member States are implementing it. The Report focuses on the existence of National Action Plans (NAPs) for WPS among the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) Member States.

You can find the report here: ATA WPS Situational Report.

This Report was compiled by Ms. Letizia TORRETTA, ATA Program Director and coordinator of the ATA Task Force WPS, Ms. Raffaella LATERZA, ATA intern and student at the University of Sannio of Benevento, Italy and Ms. Hannah DAWICKI, ATA intern and student at the American University in Washington of D.C., USA.