Publication Date: December 11, 2023
Total Pages: 36
Organization: Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, Philippines
Topic Area: Gender Mainstreaming, Gender equality and women’s empowerment, Peace and security, Conflict prevention, Relief and Recovery, Governance, National planning, Civil Society, Radicalization, Early Warnings, Localization, Disaster Risk Reduction, Violent extremism and terrorism, Leadership and political participation
Resource Type: Action Plan
This 10-year NAPWPS spanning from 2023 to 2033 represents the Philippines’ renewed commitment to recognizing the dynamic and complex roles played by women of diverse and intersecting identities before, during, and after conflict. These roles encompass active participation as peace agents, leaders, survivors, and vulnerable sectors. Anchored in the insights gleaned from comprehensive national-level evaluations and collaborative multi-stakeholder assessments of the 2017-2022 NAPWPS, the 2023-2033 iteration seeks to build upon past achievements while addressing identified gaps and limitations.It continues to broaden the country’s approach to address the challenges faced by women of diverse and intersecting identities during situations of armed conflict and acknowledges their valuable contributions to peacebuilding.
Recognizing the intersection of the Gender and Development (GAD) agenda and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, this plan explicitly recognizes that finding paths of cooperation and collaboration between stakeholders and duty-bearers to integrate the two independent but interconnected concepts is crucial. Specific attention is given to the role of the NAPWPS in proactively creating a space wherein the mitigation of sex and gender-related violence (SGBV) is intertwined with creating avenues for the active involvement of women with diverse and intersecting identities in conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation as well as in relief and recovery and peacebuilding.