In October 2000, the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which recognizes women as central to the promotion and protection of peace and security, was adopted. It requests Member States to take concrete actions to advance the women, peace and security agenda. The Government of Japan formulated a National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security in September 2015 for implementing Resolution 1325. Many of the objectives and measures stipulated in the NAP are linked to JICA’s operations. JICA continues to take actions in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the Japanese NAP.
JICA, in collaboration with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, implemented a joint research project titled “Study on Gender Mainstreaming in the Areas of Peace-Building & Disaster Risk Reduction” from 2015 to 2016. The objective of the research was to explore effective approaches to promoting gender mainstreaming in peace-building and disaster risk reduction.
The results of the joint research are reported in the four (4) policy papers as below, which were launched at a side event of World Assembly for Women (WAW!) 2016 held in December 2016 in Tokyo.
1. Case Study on the Philippines and Sri Lanka: Transforming Gender Relations in Disaster Risk Reduction
2. Case Study on Mindanao the Philippines: Women’s Participation and Leadership in Peacebuilding
3. Case Study on Afghanistan: Strengthening the Afghanistan National Police: Recruitment and Retention of Women officers
4. Case Study on Haiti: Making Disaster Risk Reduction Policies Inclusive
About the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security examines and highlights the roles and experiences of women in peace and security worldwide through cutting edge research, timely global convenings and strategic partnerships. The Institute is led by Melanne Verveer, who previously served as the inaugural U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues.