Spain

Plan launched 2007

Objectives/Aims

1.  Enhancing the participation of women in peace missions and their  decision-making roles                                                                           

2. Promote the inclusion of the gender perspective in all  peacebuilding activities.                                                                                

3. Ensure the specific training of personnel involved in    peace missions, in the field of equality and on the various aspects of  Resolution 1325, in addition to promoting and disseminating knowledge.                                                                             

4. Protect the human rights of women and girls in Conflict and  post-conflict (including refugee Displaced persons) and to promote the  empowerment and participation of women in the processes of negotiation and  implementation of peace.                                                                                                                                               

5. Incorporate the principle of equal treatment and opportunities  between women and men in the planning and implementation of activities to  Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), as well as the training  for all staff participating in these processes.                                              

6. Encourage the participation of Spanish civil society in relation to  Resolution 1325.

Commentary

Spain  does not have a recent history of conflicts, but does get involved in  international and regional operations, which is mentioned within the Action  Plan.  It is relatively short and,  unlike other NAPs, does not included leading actors who are responsible for  monitoring and implementing actions. 

Civil Society

Civil  society organisations will actively be working with bodies such as the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in order to monitor women being  included in decion-making roles. 

Women in Peacekeeping

The  Action Plan mentions the presence of women in the Armed Forces and security  sector 

UN Peacekeeping Statistics

Police  Officers: 0 out of 9                                                  Experts on Mission: 0 out of 4                                      Troops:  47 out of 618

Staff Officers: 0 out of 14

Sources

1.  Spain NAP                              2. UN - Peacekeeping Contributions            

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