Malawi adopted their first NAP in 2021, spanning from 2021 to 2025.
1. Enhance accountability and implementation of international and national frameworks on women peace and security.
2. Mainstream gender in women peace and security structures, strategies, and processes.
3. Capacitate state and non-state institutions at all levels to enable them to advance the WPS agenda effectively.
4. Increase the participation of women and girls in decision making structures in peacebuilding process and;
5. Prevent and effectively respond to violence against women and girls; and
6. Protect women and girls in conflict and non-conflict and humanitarian situations
Four consultative meetings were held in Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Malawi to develop objectives and key interventions. An additional 5 workshops were also held in 5 conflict hotspots, including those hosting refugees.
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The NAP highlights steps to increase female participation in peacebuilding and peacekeeping, but not the police or the military.
As of 2021, Malawi contributed 742 peacekeepers, made up of 646 men and 96 women.