Plan launched 2017
1. Increasing the effective participation of Brazilian women in activities related to international peace and security, including in leadership positions, as well as promoting the effective participation of local women, including in leadership positions, in activities related to peace and security in Conflict and post-conflict situations that affect them
2. The expansion and enhancement of Brazil's contribution to addressing gender-based violence and to the protection of the human rights of all women and girls in pre-conflict and post-conflict situations..
3. Strengthening the gender perspective in the development and implementation of peacebuilding and humanitarian cooperation activities undertaken and / or supported by Brazil.
4. Extension of knowledge about the WPS agenda, and engagement in their implementation by public agencies, civil society organizations, women's and women's movements, academia and the general public.
This is Brazil's first National Action Plan, lasting two years and it has been developed to demonstrate its commitment to the defense of gender equality and women's rights. They have no recent history of armed conflict; however, the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in 2016 indicates that the country still experiences government corruption and social inequality.
Various events attended by government institutions, civil society organisations, and academia experts contributed to the development of the Brazilian plan of action on the WPS agenda, including the seminar "Women, Peace and Security in Brazil - Building bridges and overcoming challenges."
Women in Peacekeeping
The Brazilian NAP pledges to "Increase the participation of Brazilian military women employed in individual missions and / or as part of contingents of peacekeeping operations and / or special political missions, including leadership positions."
UN Peacekeeping Statistics
Police Officers: 3 out of 5 Staff Officers: 2 of 40 Experts on Mission: 3 out of 22 Troops: 2 out of 196
1. Brazil NAP 2. UN - Peacekeeping Contributions 3. PeaceWomen