Argentina

Plan launched 2015

Objectives/Aims

1. To  increase the presence of women in peace and humanitarian missions as well as  decision-making roles.                                                                                                              

2. To improve their political participation in peace and security  matters, particularly in the process of peace negotiations, conflict  management and on decision-making levels.                                                                                                            

3. Introduce a gender perspective in all peacebuilding activities and  missions, including disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. 

4. To protect womens' and girls' human rights in conflict and  post-conflict countries, especially in combating sexual and gender-based  violence.

Commentary

The Argentinian NAP focuses on the importance of strengthening women's inclusion  and participation in politics, and on introducing gender perspectives in all  matters of security.

Civil Society

Civil  society actors were early convened to participate in the development of the  plan. Women's organisations were consulted on their specific proposals and  given the opportunity to incorporate their inputs in the development process.  The NAP does not however mention that civil society actors will play a part  in the monitoring and/or evaluation of the plan.

Women in Peacekeeping

The  NAP assigned several actions to the Argentinian state related to the  deployment and participation of women in "peace missions". One task  assigns the responsibility to identify the breakdown of deployment in peace  and humanitarian missions according to sex/task, and "include statistical data on the willingness of the female candidates to deploy in  peace missions". Another specifically mentions increasing female personnel's participation in the army and in the security forces deployed in  peace missions.

UN Peacekeeping Statistics

Police: 9 out of 27  Officers: 3 out of 11                                                  Experts on Mission: 0 out of 6                                                                     Troops: 23 out of 234 

Sources

1. Argentina NAP           2. Inclusive  security - NAP resource center                3. Peacewomen                                             4. UN - Peacekeeping Contributors

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