Management Response

: Jordan
: 2018 - 2018 , Jordan (CO)
: Women, Peace and Security in the Arab States - Final Independent Evaluation
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: Jordan
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UN Women is in general agreement with the recommendations highlighted in the evaluation report. A second phase of the WPS regional project building on the work in the four countries and at regional level has been developed which takes many of the below recommendations on board.

: Approved
Recommendation: UN Women should continue to engage with the relevant national women machineries and ministries and build on their support and willingness to initiate next steps to implement the NAP in the respective focus countries. This work should include strengthening national women machineries and providing them with the necessary technical assistance to enable the NAP implementation. Trainings on monitoring of national action plans will be required. (recommendations 1 and 4)
Management Response: At the institutional level, UN Women offices will oversee and support the resourcing, monitoring and implementation of five NAPs 1325 (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and the regional LAS NAP), while ensuring that 10 relevant government bodies and line ministries across the region are implementing NAP programmes to address the needs and priorities of women and girls affected by conflict.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Alignment with strategy, Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support, Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. In Jordan, UN Women will support the Jordanian National Commission for Women’s central role in coordination and monitoring NAP implementation. This will include support to the JONAP secretariat (JNCW) and other bodies through staff, mentoring and knowledge transfer. Jordan CO 2021/12 Initiated
2. In Iraq, UN Women will support the development and the passage of the second NAP on the implementation of 1325 resolution. Iraq CO 2020/12 Not Initiated
3. In Lebanon, UN Women will continue its coordination role as General Secretariat for NAP development and implementation – in collaboration with UNDP, UNFPA, OHCHR and ESCWA. UN Women will also provide national institutions with technical advice and know-how to ensure that the NAP is well costed, includes indicators to measure progress and a monitoring and evaluation framework. It will also provide support to national women’s machineries to establish a national consultative forum to include wider government representation and civil society actors. Lebanon PP 2021/12 Initiated
4. At regional level, UN Women will continue to work with the League of Arab States to drive forward the implementation of its Executive Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. This will include supporting the League to host annual women’s crisis committee meetings, tagged to the production of biennial reports on WPS implementation across its Member-States. ROAS 2021/12 Initiated
Recommendation: Future UN Women projects should ensure the formation of a committee comprised of women affected by conflict themselves (refugees/IDPs) to provide key insights into their situation and needs.
Management Response: UN Women recognizes the importance of the participation of women affected by crisis in the NAP process which it will continue to strengthen; however, rather than creating separate committees and processes, UN women will work through existing governance mechanisms to strengthen women’s participation.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. In Jordan, UN Women will support regular consultations with refugee women on the JONAP through their membership on the technical working group of the JONAP governance structure. Jordan CO 2021/12 Initiated
2. In all countries, UN Women will explore ways to include refugee women on in the monitoring and validation work ont he NAP implementations. RO / ECO, ICO and LPP 2020/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women should further build the capacity and technical expertise of CSOs and relevant national stakeholders through advocacy efforts, dissemination of information and needs assessments-based trainings so that they can be effective in implementing activities under the NAP. This is particularly needed due to weakness of CSOs in general and the novelty of WPS concepts.
Management Response: This is already being done and will continue to be strengthened in phase 2 of the WPS regional project.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. In Iraq, UN Women will build the capacities of first responders working with survivors of conflict-related sexual and gender-based crimes, as well as strengthen the Iraq justice system to investigate and prosecute international crimes. Iraq CO 2020/12 Initiated
2. In Jordan, this is already a big component of the JONAP and WPHF projects. UN Women will continue to work on, humanitarian service delivery through supporting; a) sustained advocacy and community outreach campaigns on the negative effects of GBV and CRSV; b) training prosecutors, judges and the security sector on prosecuting GBV and CRSV, and c) work with national partners to promote access to safe reporting channels. Jordan CO 2021/12 Initiated
3. In Tunisia, UN Women will support the dissemination of the multi sectoral protocols that were recently developed and adopted by 5 ministries to community level GBV actors to increase adherence and compliance with the new legislation. In addition, funding will be provided to national service providers to implement the package of essential services for women and girls surviving VAW Tunisia PP 2021/12 Not Initiated
4. At the regional level, UN Women will build cross regional exchanges around legal reform and prosecution for enhanced accountability for violence against women during conflict. In addition, programming guidance and knowledge on issues of services and reintegration for women and families living under areas controlled by violent extremist groups will be produced ROAS 2020/12 Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women should advocate with national governments for the development of pooled funds with support from UN Women for the implementation of all pillars of the NAP.
Management Response: UN Women will look at opportunities for pooled funding mechanisms in NAP countries to ensure complementarity of its funding in WPS; this may not mean establishing a pooled fund mechanism in each country, but may instead mean complimentary funding. In each country it will depend on what is feasible in the context. At the regional level and in each country UN Women establishes systems that seek to ensure complementarity and coordination with the work of ongoing WPS related programming.
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Resource mobilization
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency, Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. In Jordan, UN Women will establish and continue to leverage the pooled funding mechanism Jordan CO 2019/01 Completed
2. In Iraq, the CO will use funding from other sources to through the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund, Iraq country office has secured funds to contribute to conflict prevention and peace building for sustainable development in Iraq Iraq CO 2019/01 Completed
3. In Lebanon, UN Women will work to mobilize resources from the Governments of Australia, Canada, and Norway on complementary issues. Lebanon PP 2020/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women should promote a stronger regional exchange between the different countries. UN Women should further ensure a proactive and systematic exchange between the different countries in order to document and disseminate best practices.
Management Response: UN Women will promote greater regional exchange and documentation of good practices on WPS.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Knowledge management, South-South cooperation
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency, Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. UN Women will support annual thematic meetings on issues related to protection and participation hosted by the League, to share experiences across governments in the region on issues of peace and security. ROAS 2021/12 Initiated
2. UN Women will work with regional non-governmental partners to develop knowledge, advocacy and learning on WPS commitment areas and their application in the Arab region ROAS 2021/12 Ongoing
3. In Jordan, UN Women will conduct one South-South exchange per year Jordan CO 2021/12 Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women should support the institutionalization of the WPS agenda into the general action plans of line ministries or ensure the alignment of the ministerial action plans with WPS agenda.
Management Response: UN Women will continue to work with relevant line ministries directly or through the national women’s machineries to promote alignment of ministerial action plans with WPS agenda.
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Alignment with strategy
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support
UNEG Criteria: Relevance, Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. In Iraq, UN Women will build the capacities of relevant Ministerial bodies and taskforces to develop the Ministerial plans on the implementation of NAP 1325. Iraq CO 2021/12 Not Initiated
2. In Lebanon, UN Women will support the national women’s machinery to hold consultations with relevant line ministries including defence, interior, justice and social affairs to identify their priorities, roles, and capacity-building needs for NAP implementation. Lebanon PP 2020/12 Not Initiated
3. In Iraq, UN Women will build the capacities of relevant Ministerial bodies and taskforces to develop the Ministerial plans on the implementation of NAP 1325. Iraq CO 2020/12 Not Initiated
In Jordan, UN Women will support the national women’s machinery in providing guidance and support to line ministries in developing and budgeting activity plans for the implementation of JONAP 1325. Jordan CO 2021/12 Initiated