Sub-outcome 5.1

Peace and security personnel are gender-aware and systematically apply a gender lens to policy formulation and implementation on peace and security

Sub-outcome 5.2

Organisations endeavour to apply gender-responsive budgeting

Sub-outcome 5.3

Organisations have positive gender norms and values with a specific focus on the role of men and boys

Sub-outcome 5.4

Institutional coordination and cooperation between international, regional, national and local actors in peace and security have been improved

Systematic integration of a gender lens

To systematically integrate a gender lens into all national and international peace and security processes, institutional change processes are needed. These include systematic gender awareness training for staff, dedicated gender capacity, management that takes responsibility for gender mainstreaming, and gender-sensitive mandates and organisational structures. Gender-responsive and gender-stand-alone budget allocations, internal monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning frameworks are equally important. An open organisational culture in which people work collaboratively and where stereotyped gender norms are addressed and tackled, is key. It is crucial to institutionalise cooperation with, and meaningful involvement of diverse women and young people in policy development and implementation.

Learn more about the NAP1325 community's contributions to WPS mainstreaming here.

Photo: @Ministry of Defence, 'Gender in Operations Course'