Plan launched 2014
The Gambia NAP is organised into three main pillars, in allignment with UNSCR 2325, which include: 1. Participation
All of which have a number of strategic issues and indicators of achievement.
"The action plan is based on the Gambia’s experience and its local circumstances. Consequently, it outlines steps to be taken by The Gambia Government to ensure greater respect for women’s right to participation in the decision-making processes on equal footing with men. The action plan also outlines mechanisms that the GOTG will continue to put in place to eliminate discrimination against women and to end SGBV perpetrated against women. It also outlines how women could be involved in the security sector, conflict resolution mechanisms and peace processes, including peace-keeping operations."
Civil Society organisations have been assigned as an active member of the steering committee to evaluate and control the implementation of the GNAP.
Women in Peacekeeping
It is mentioned the aim to "Proactively recruit and promote more women to increase their quotas in decision making particularly with regard to conflict prevention and decision making", including mediation, full participation in the electoral process and as peacekeepers and the security sector as a whole. As well as at community level by appointing more women chiefs and councillors.
UN Peacekeeping Statistics
Police Officers: 15 out of 25 Experts on Mission: 5 out of 8 Troops: 14 out of 132
Staff Officers: 1 of 7
1. Gambia NAP 2. UN - Peacekeeping Contributions