Sweden's first NAP launched in 2006, with a second running from  2009-12, and the latest from 2016-2020.  


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.


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." 

Link to SecurityWomen

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."

Peacekeeping Statistics

As of 2021, Sweden contributed 235 peacekeepers, 209 men and 26 women




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