Estonia

Plan launched 2015-2019

Objectives/Aims

1.  Improve the situation of women in conflict areas as well as post-conflict  areas, focusing on education and empowerment of women and by that  establishing greater opportunities for the involvement of women in peace  processes in their own community                                                                                                 

2. Raise awareness of the impact of conflicts on women as well as of  women’s role in ensuring peace and security; and the participation of women  in conflict resolution and decision-making processes.                                                                                     

3. Enhance co-operation and information exchange on national and  international level. 

Commentary

"Estonia’s second action plan focuses on improving the situation of women both in  conflict and post-conflict areas, raising awareness, and enhancing  co-operation and information exchange." 

Civil Society

Representatives  of civil society organisations "played a major role in implementing the  development cooperation projects, and the work done also delivered visible  results." 

Women in Peacekeeping

It  has been acknowledged that "the legislation of Estonia provides equal  opportunities for men and women to work and run for security related positions; however, the percentage of women in such positions remains modest.  One of the goals of resolution 1325 is greater participation of women in  security and peace processes." In this instance, one measure of the NAP  is to be more active in continuing "to introduce opportunities for women to enlist and progress in conscript service and to join active service and  voluntary national defence organisations."       

UN Peacekeeping Statistics

Experts on Mission: 1 out of 3             Troops: 0 out of 2

Staff Officers: 0 out of 2

Sources

1.  Estonia NAP                          2.  UN - Peacekeeping Contributions 

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