NATO releases new Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

  • 22 Oct. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 22 Oct. 2021 15:29

On Thursday (21 October 2021), NATO Defence Ministers endorsed NATO’s 2021-2025 Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS).

The Action Plan is available here.

The new Action Plan supports NATO Allied commitment, reaffirmed at the 2021 Brussels summit, to further advance gender equality and integrate gender perspectives in all that NATO does, across political, civilian and military structures, from policies and planning, training and education, to missions and operations.

Under the new Action Plan, cooperation with partners, international organisations and civil society will be further broadened and enhanced. Gender perspectives will be integrated in domains such as innovation and new technologies, climate change and resilience. Training and education of NATO’s civilian and military personnel, Allies and partners will be further increased, notably in the prevention and response to conflict-related sexual violence, in line with NATO’s newly approved policy on this issue.
The Action Plan guides the work of staff across the NATO enterprise as well as all NATO Allies as they implement the NATO policy. 25 of NATO’s partner nations have associated themselves to it.     

The first NATO WPS Action Plan was launched in 2010.