Uganda adopted its current NAP in 2021 to run until 2025
The overall goal of NAP III is to ensure sustained peace and security through enhanced meaningful participation of women in peace and development processes. Specifically, NAP III aims to:
1. Prevent all forms of violence and promote peace within families, communities and the nation
2. Promote meaningful participation of women in leadership and governance at all levels
3. Strengthen the capacity of women to mitigate and prevent natural and human made disasters
4. Strengthen the institutional and coordination mechanism for WPS agenda at all levels
Uganda has a long history of civil war and continues to face on going internal conflict, armed insurgency and elections related violence. Women and girls are particularly targeted by the use of sexual violence, as a tactic of war to humiliate, dominate, instil fear in them, disperse or forcibly relocate civilian members of a community or ethnic group.
Civil society organizations are highlighted as key contributors to the NAP, with 9 consultative meetings held with over 500 representatives during the writing process.
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The NAP has an entire section devoted to women’s representation in the police, although no mention of promoting their involvement in the armed forces, and only a sentence about a rise of the number of women in their peacekeeping contingent. Instead, the NAP highlights transitional justice, conflict resolution, land management committees, and election tribunals as forums in which women’s participation should be supported. Furthermore, the NAP seeks to promote women’s leadership and decision-mkaing in security institutions, but which institutions are never specified.
As of 2021, Uganda contributed 667 peacekeepers, 601 men and 66 women