Women Count – Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012
In 2012, the Women Count report has sharpened the country specific analysis and recommendations with a focus on emerging trends in each of the participating countries. This is mainly to enable GNWP members and other partners to use their findings as advocacy tools in pushing for the implementation of the recommendations within their respective countries. GNWP also intends to come up with policy briefs for each country, highlighting the women, peace and security profile; main findings and specific recommendations in a reader-friendly format to be used as an advocacy tool both at the local and global levels. In addition to this, the report will have a directory of women, peace and security actors in each country which is one of the gaps often encountered in the women, peace and security environment.
Furthermore, the indicators have been refined in accordance with their thematic clusters to analyze the results and regressions thereof. The previous 16 indicators have been merged into 11 under the Participation, Prevention and Protection, and Promotion pillars. In addition to developing a guideline on the use of these indicators, GNWP also undertook a capacity building training for some of its members on developing monitoring tools as well as advocacy strategies in their reporting processes in Sierra Leone and South Sudan (June 2012).
In 2012, Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fiji, Liberia, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Sweden and Uganda took part in the monitoring project. A global snapshot of the findings as well as the individual country reports were published in the book Women Count 2012 – Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report. The report was launched at the Canadian Mission to the United
Nations in New York on November 6, 2012, during the 12th anniversary of UNSCR 1325.