Sweden

First NAP launched in 2006, revised plan launched for period 2009-12, and then for 2016-2020.  

Objectives/Aims

1.  Inclusive peace processes and peacebuilding: Make visible and strengthen  women's influence and meaningful participation in peace processes and in  peacebuilding and statebuilding                                                                                                    

2. Conflict prevention: include women and men to address structural  root causes of conflict and violence                                                                                                                                           

3. Strengthen protection of women and girls: from all types of  violence in conjunction with and following armed conflict                                                                                                                               

4. Leadership and expertise: Reinforced gender perspective and  expertise in the work for peace and security.

Commentary

Sweden's  third National Action Plan for WPS places "greater focus on Sweden's  Foreign Service and our foreign missions regarding both the implementation of  the plan and reporting on work performed."

Civil Society

Civil  society organisations will be supported in conflict and post-conflict  countries that are working on peace processes and peacebuilding, with a  special focus on women's rights organisations.                                                                       

"The skills, commitment and experience of civil society actors  will be supported and included in the implementation of Sweden’s action  plan." 

Women in Peacekeeping

Developing  and supporting women as mediators and build up mediation expertertise, as  well as supporting their participation in the security sector reform as well  as a gendered perspective in discussions, final documents and relevant  resolutions in the area of disarmament and arms control (DDR).                                                        

Also, attain a more even gender distribution in decision making and  leadership positions.                                           

"Where applicable, increase the proportion of women deployed by  Sweden to contribute to peace keeping, peace building and civil crisis  management initiatives."

UN Peacekeeping Statistics

Police  Officers: 21 out of 48                                              Experts on Mission: 1 out of 15                                Troops: 33  out of 230

Staff Officers: 1 out of 13

Sources

1.  Sweden NAP                             2. UN - Peacekeeping Contributions                 

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