Women, Peace and Security
Photo: UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein
In 2006 the very first Swedish national action plan on UNSCR 1325 was adopted. This has since been updated several times. According to the plan Sweden is committed to supporting women’s participation on issues to do with peace and security and is pledged both to protect their rights in times of conflict and to work to integrate a gender perspective in peace and humanitarian missions.
What does the FBA do?
- Policy, research and development
The FBA supports international research on women, peace and security. The FBA has also completed a study on how UNSCR 1325 is being implemented in the EU missions EUMM in Georgia and EUPOL COPPS in Palestine, and a study on gender policy in all EU field missions. In addition, the FBA compiles a yearly report on Swedish government agencies’ work on the Swedish national action plan on UNSCR 1325.
The FBA aims at integrating a gender perspective in all courses and exercises. The FBA also offers a specialized course for gender advisers in international peace missions. In addition to that, the FBA regularly conducts gender mainstreaming workshops for personnel in the field in international missions, and the agency has produced a training manual for a gender perspective in CSDP missions.
- International work
The FBA seconds gender advisers and gender experts to international peace missions. Please see the map about our international projects. Each year, the FBA grants funds to international and Swedish organizations and foundations working to promote women's participation in issues concerning peace and security.
The Swedish Genderforce cooperation consists of the FBA along with the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Police, the Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), and the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation (Woman to Woman Foundation). The FBA has also established a national cooperation forum for further 1325 actors. The forum, which includes representatives from Swedish governmental agencies, departments, and civil society organizations, holds meetings four times a year to share information and plan activities.