Brazil

Plan launched 2017

Objectives/Aims

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.

Commentary

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.

Civil Society

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 

Sources

1.  Brazil NAP                             2. UN - Peacekeeping Contributions                                               3. PeaceWomen

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