Plan launched 8 March 2016. “To involve women is to sustain peace” Expires 2018.
1. Participation and promotion: Active and increased participation of women at all decision-making levels and in all institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict. Promoting gender perspectives in conflict resolution processes.
2. Prevention: The prevention of violations against women and girls, in particular the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence and discriminatory practices, abuse, and exploitation
3. Protection: Protection of women and girls against violence, which negates their safety, personal dignity, and empowerment.
4. Relief and recovery: The effective, meaningful, and timely participation of women in all stages of design and implementation of relief and recovery programs, including, in disarmament and demobilization programs (DDR). Measures that are responsive to women's security needs and priorities.
"The greatest contemporary threats to Kenya’s peace and security are posed by transnational networks of terrorist groups operating within Kenya’s boundaries and in neighbouring Somalia." This includes Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab. "Internally, conflicts within and between pastoral and agricultural communities periodically lead to outbreaks of violence. These conflicts are exacerbated by fragile ecological conditions and competition for natural resources. Other factors such as political competition among clans and communities, stock theft, human–wildlife conflict, and the availability of illicit small arms have complicated and changed the conflict dynamics." "Threats to women’s security in Kenya are also rooted in long-standing gender-based discrimination, which prior to 2010 was structurally embedded in the country’s constitution, laws, policies, and practices."
"For implementation, the KNAP primarily relies on national mechanisms and institutions and the active engagement and collaboration of civil society organizations and the private sector to deliver on the promises of UNSCR 1325."
Women in Peacekeeping
"Our security sector is taking measures to improve the quality of women’s participation in and contribution to security in the country, and to increase their numbers. There is targeted recruitment, and Kenya has developed programs that integrate gender training for troops prior to deployment in peacekeeping operations, undertaken in line with UNSCRs 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122, and 2242 by the National Defence College."
UN Peacekeeping Statistics
Police Officers: 10 out of 18 Experts on Mission: 5 out of 24 Troops: 16 out of 87
Staff Officers: 12 of 46
1. Kenya NAP 2. UN - Peacekeeping Contributions