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Objectives:

  1. Realization of the leadership and participation of women in the process of prevention and management of conflict and post-conflict situations to construct peace and social cohesion; 
  2. Observation international humanitarian law and legal instruments for the protection of the rights of women against sexual and gender-based violence during armed conflict;
  3. Better integration of a gender focus in emergency aid during reconstruction during and after armed conflicts;
  4. Strengthening of institutional mechanisms and collection of data on gender in peace, security, and conflict prevention and resolution.

Commentary:

The specific outputs in this NAP recognize the need to include more women in security forces, and especially to look at internal promotion of women into decision-making roles within the security forces. It also tries to support Cameroonian women in leadership positions in regional and international organizations. This plan has clear numerical targets for all of its goals, and it also calls for the effective collection of data regarding gender in the security sector, making it an effective document with clear monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. It also clarifies budget allocation, another important step in effective implementation.


Civil Society:

Civil society was deeply engaged in the consultation and drafting process of this NAP. There are clear references to the role that civil society plays in the realization of each goal of the plan, and women’s organizations are treated as equal partners in the implementation of this NAP. This document ranks highly in the LSE WPS Centre’s index of civil society consultation during the NAP drafting process.


Peacekeeping statistics:

Police: 42 out of 314

Staff Officers: 4 out of 9

Experts on Mission: 1 out of 7

Troops: 71 out of 747


References:

https://www.wpsnaps.org/nap/cameroonian-national-action-plan/

https://www.wpsnaps.org/app/uploads/2019/09/Cameroon-NAP-2018.pdf


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