Tunisia's most recent NAP ran from 2018-2022.  It is only available in Arabic, but an English translation is at: National Action Plan UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION (wpsnaps.org).  There does not appear to be an updated NAP going beyond 2022, or progress on one being developed.

Objectives/Aims of the 2018-2022 NAP:

1. To safeguard women and girls from all forms of violence, before, during, and after the conflicts, crises, and natural disasters, and amid the terrorism risk.

2. To ensure that women and girls are protected against all forms and types of gender-based violence and discrimination in the conflict and terrorism settings, and ensure their safety and physical, psychological, and mental health, and security, and enjoyment of their human rights and exercising of such rights and facilitate access to justice.

3. Enhance the involvement of the Tunisian women and girls in the political life, the conduct of public affairs, and in decision-making in order to maintain the peace, resolve the conflicts, and combat terrorism.

4. A better involvement of women and girls in the public and political life, the conduct of public affairs, and in the decision-making.

5. Reinforce the role of women and girls in peace establishment and maintenance, reconstruction, and terrorism prevention.

Based on these objectives the NAP goes on to identify tasks in implementation under five headings: ∙ Prevention; ∙ Protection; ∙ Engagement; ∙ Relief, peacebuilding, and reconstruction; ∙ Information and advocacy


The NAP focuses on “women’s active contribution in establishing the aspired societal vision that rejects all forms of extremism and pursues establishment of security and peace in accordance with the rules of moderation, dialogue, and tolerance.” It states that it is also an essential element in implementing the national terrorism plan, as well as reinforcing Tunisia’s National Strategy for the Economic and Social Empowerment of Women and Girls in Rural Areas, 2017-2020.

Civil Society’s involvement in development of the NAP:

Formulation of the NAP was led by the Ministry of Women, Family, Children and Seniors, supported by other Ministries and government agencies.  Ten civil society organisations were also involved but the extent to which their input was taken onboard is not clear.  The term “Related civil society organisations” is used in the list of partners to be involved in implementation of the Plan, but no organisation is identified, and civil society is not given a specific role.

UN Peacekeeping Basic Statistics:

In 2021 Tunisia contributed 330 peacekeepers, 302 men and 28 women.  By May 2023 , however, Tunisia is listed as contributing 969 personnel to UN peacekeeping missions.

Women in Peacekeeping:

Of those 969 personnel 835 are troops (of which 809 are male and 26 female); 90 are police (70 male, 20 female); mission experts and staff officers totalled 44(32 male, 12  female).

The NAP does not mention international police or peacekeeping, but does call for increased female representation in military decision making.


Tunisian National Action Plan - LSE - Women, Peace Security (wpsnaps.org)

National Action Plan UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION (wpsnaps.org)

List of countries by number of UN peacekeepers contributed - Wikipedia (Sept 2021)

05-Missions Detailed By Country (May 2023) – Contribution of Uniformed Personnel to UN Missions by Country and Personnel Type.

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