Management Response

: Palestine
: 2018 - 2022 , Palestine (CO)
: Final Evaluation of the “Advancing the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the oPt
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: Palestine
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The Country Office has developed a Project related to Advancing the Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine based on the findings of the evaluation.

: Approved
Recommendation: General Recommendation: The developed UNSCR 1325 NPA corresponds to national priorities with emphasizes on holding Israel accountable for its action towards Palestinian men, women, boys, and girls. For a more comprehensive UNSCR 1325 NAP, it is essential that women’s participation in the decision-making process, including reconciliation and peace talks, is prioritized in any intervention related to the Women’s Peace and Security Agenda. Balancing the prevention, protection, participation and accountability components in the next UNSCR 1325 NAP should be a priority.
Management Response: UN Women acknowledge the gaps in the UNSCR 1325 NAP. Findings of this evaluation and the findings generated from UN Women "Lessons Learned for NAP-1325 Drafters: Addressing the Needs and Rights of Women and Girls: An Analysis of the Text of the Iraq, Jordan and Palestine National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security (2018)" were shared with the Ministry of Women's Affairs and the Higher National Committee on UNSCR 1325. Efforts will be taken to develop a more comprehensive second generation NAP that balance prevention, protection, participation and accountability components.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Develop the second generation National Action Plan taking into consideration the analysis of the first generation NAP. he Higher National Committee for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325; National Coalition on UNSCR 1325 2020/03 Completed The Ministry of Women's Affairs led the process of developing the 2nd Generation NAP with the technical support of UN Women. The Final draft of the 2nd Generation NAP was launched on 28 October 2020.
Disseminate the results of the"Balancing Priorities: Lessons and Good Practices from Iraq, Jordan and Palestine for NAP-1325 Drafting Teams" to the national stakeholders responsible for drafting the second generation NAP. UN Women 2020/07 Overdue-Not Initiated
Recommendation: Continue to focus on interventions that will develop the institutional, organizational and individual capacities at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs for monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 NAP; assess organizational barriers that might hinder the effective role of MOWA in implementing the Monitoring and Evaluation System.
Management Response: Efforts will be invested to support the development of a well-established NAP monitoring and evaluation system hosted at MoWA, in alignment with international standards. Based on consultations with MOWA as the lead of the Higher National Committee, tailored capacity building on the M&E system, reporting on NAP implementation and high-level advocacy will be provided. MoWA will also lead on the development of an observatory on women’s human rights violations in the framework of UNSCR 1325 and on the organization of a high- level international conference to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1325 resolution.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Organizational efficiency
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Support MoWA to further develop the established NAP monitoring and evaluation system (hosted within MoWA) UN Women 2021/12 Not Initiated
Organize two trainings per year on the M&E monitoring and reporting system targeting members of UNSCR 1325 National Committee and key partners. UN Women 2021/12 Not Initiated
Work in collaboration with national and international actors to take stock of the UN Special Coordinator briefings to the security council, Secretary General (SG) reporting on WPS47, and the CSW48 to voice challenges in fulfilling WPS commitments. UN Women 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Support national interventions that empower women to participate in the formal security and justice delivery through increasing the percentage of women police officers, judges, prosecutors, etc.
Management Response: UN Women Contiune to work on empower women to participate in the formal security and justice delivery through increasing the percentage of women police officers, judges, prosecutors, etc.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support, UN Coordination
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women in Partnership with UNDP and UNICEF will continue to promote women's participation in the security and justice sector through the Sawasya UN Joint Programme. UN Women 2022/06 Initiated
Develop a Concept Note focusing on promoting women's participation and leadership in the Security Sector in Palestine. UN Women 2020/06 Completed A Concept Note on prompting women's participation in the Security Sector was developed. The Concept Note was developed through consultation with the Ministry of Women's Affairs. The Concept Note is part of the UN Women PALCO Resource Mobilization Strategy and Action Plan.
Mobilize Resources to implement strategic interventions that promote women's participation in the Security Sector in Palestine. UN Women 2021/03 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Continue to work closely with and capacitate the National Coalition on UNSCR 1325 and Wessal Network. UN Women will need to invest more in developing core institutional and organizational competencies of the National Coalition and Wessal Network and its members on policy development and analysis, advocacy, data collection, knowledge management, and results-based management.
Management Response: In partnership with CSO partners in the West Bank and Gaza and in coordination with the higher national committee, tailored capacity development initiatives will be implemented on human rights mechanisms such as the special procedures of the Human Rights Council (i.e. side events, UPR) and the mechanisms of using the Special Rapporteurs to highlight the impact of occupation on Palestinian women’s lives. Partnership between human rights organizations and women’s rights organization will be leveraged to implement international advocacy initiatives targeting the UN Human Rights Council, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)39 and the Security Council (i.e. Arria formula). Advocacy campaigns targeting governmental actors and political parties will be also implemented to demand increased representation of women in reconciliation efforts (reconciliation talks as well as follow-up actions) and decision-making.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Organizational efficiency
UNEG Criteria: Relevance, Effectiveness, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Organize two trainings per year for women’s organizations and members of the 1325 Higher National Committee to engage in special procedures of the Human Rights Council (side events, UPR49) also on how to use the Special Rapporteurs the impact of occupation on Palestinian women’s lives. UN Women 2021/12 Not Initiated
Support partnership between human rights organizations and women’s rights organizations to develop targeted advocacy initiatives targeting the UN Human Rights Council. UN Women 2021/12 Not Initiated
Support CSO actors organize 1 Arria Formula meeting which presents an opportunity to present gender specific information on Palestinian women to the Security Council. UN Women 2021/12 Not Initiated
Organize 60 consultation and awareness raising workshops (per year) on the UNSCR 1325 with women, men, and youth at grassroots level to voice their needs and priorities to relevant key actors i.e. line ministries and this is to lobby and advocate on decision makers to address those needs through sectoral plans and governmental interventions. Discussions will take place with networks at grassroots level in the Jordan valley to include them in this effort. UN Women Partner CSOs 2021/12 Initiated A total of 12 workshops (8 eight in Gaza and 4 four in Ramallah) were organized by the General Union for Palestinian Women (GUPW) were 262 (212 women and 50 men) in Gaza and 62 in the West Bank (58 women four4 men) were sensitized on UNSCR 1325. The participants, including members of the municipal council of Ramallah, persons with disabilities, marginalized women at grassroots level, participated in a series of awareness raising workshops organized by GUPW in July and August.
Organize two open days (one annually) on UNSCR 1325 to encourage actionable dialogue between UN leadership and national actors/leaders. The open days will also include the engagement of media actors UN Women 2021/12 Initiated An open day discussion was organized to amplify Palestinian women’s voices on WPS opportunities and challenges with the participation of more than 150 decision makers and peacebuilders (120 women and 30 men). The event was organized on 9 July 2020.
Support the organization of two seminars on UNSCR 1325, including on its links with CEDAW within the Palestinian context. This will be also utilized to shed light on other important frameworks such as the SDGs and Beijing platform of action. UN Women Partner CSOs 2021/12 Initiated On the Occasion of the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in partnership with UN Women in Palestine organized a high-level conference on “Enhancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Palestine Through the Second National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325”. The conference was organized on Wednesday, 28 October at 11:30. The conference presented The State of Palestine’s approach towards women's issues and gender equality in Palestine and the promotion of the values of justice and equality; Norway’s role in advancing the women, peace and security agenda globally and in Palestine; The role of the UNSCR 1325 Civil Society Coalition in implementing UNSCR 1325; The Role of the League of Arab States (LAS) in developing and supporting UNSCR 1325 regional action plan; Jordan's experience in implementing UNSCR 1325 national action plan and in leveraging pooled financing mechanism to support its implementation; Egypt's experience in developing the first UNSCR 1325 national action plan; and Iraq's experience in developing the second-generation UNSCR 1325 NAP and drafting the first completed national report.
Recommendation: Recommendation 5: Advocate for integration of the UNSCR 1325 NAP proposed interventions into regular programme of line ministries members of the Higher National Committee for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325.
Management Response: UN Women will support the Ministry of Women's Affairs in developing the 2nd generation NAP through a consultative process under the leadership of the Higher National Committee on UNSCR 1325 which is comprised of main Line Ministries. This process will ensure ownership. Throughout the process, UN Women and MoWA will advocate for the alignment of the NAP with sectoral strategies and ministerial Action Plans.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: National ownership, Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities, Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Relevance, Efficiency, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Desk review for documents, researches, studies on the Palestinian experience of the development and implementation of UNSCR 1325 Ministry of Women's Affairs 2020/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
Carry consultation workshops in the WB and Gaza Strip and Jerusalem related to the NAP development Ministry of Women's Affairs 2020/12 Completed MoWA launched the process for developing the 2nd-generation NAP on WPS (2020-2023), as the most important accountability framework to further WPS commitments, in March 2020. The process included thorough discussions with members of the HNC and members of the NC; non-members of the HNC, including the Ministries of Education, Environment and Agriculture, were also involved in the consultation process. More than 15 consultation workshops and 10 bilateral consultations took place in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza with the participation of around 60 civil society, governmental and non-governmental WPS actors and experts. MoWA had also ensured the inclusion of actors from the diaspora. Some of the key civil society actors that participated and informed the NAP development process such as GUPW and Al Muntada are chairs/leaders of civil society coalitions/network which have 30-40 members each. Thus, their perspectives and insights are representative of their members. In the West Bank, three sub-committees were formed to follow up on the development of the NAP under each of the three identified strategic priorities (prevention/protection, accountability, and participation). Recommendations were finalized by each sub-committee after four meetings. In the Gaza Strip, and during July 2020, MoWA held a high-profile workshop on the NAP which was attended by more than 30 representatives from civil society and women’s organizations. During the workshop, the first draft of the NAP was presented and discussed, and priorities related to women affected by conflict in Gaza were highlighted. Additionally, human rights experts and women’s rights organizations presented their recommendations for NAP revisions during 3 subsequent meetings. It is anticipated that further review, including by external independent consultants, INGOs and CSOs in both Gaza and the West Bank, will take place ahead of the final adoption. A final review of the NAP ahead of publication will be undertaken by a WPS consultant/expert.
Organize six advocacy and awareness raising campaigns (during 2 years; 3 in Gaza and 3 in the West Bank) to support the 1325 Higher National Committee and 1325 Coalition promote the implementation of the NAP at all levels and in all relevant sectors. The campaigns will target decision makers from the government Minitsry of Women's Affairs 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Invest in a reliable and effective Monitoring and Evaluation System.
Management Response: Efforts will be invested to support the development of a well-established NAP monitoring and evaluation system hosted at MoWA, in alignment with international standards. Based on consultations with MOWA as the lead of the Higher National Committee, tailored capacity building on the M&E system, reporting on NAP implementation and high-level advocacy will be provided. MoWA will also lead on the development of an observatory on women’s human rights violations in the framework of UNSCR 1325 and on the organization of a high- level international conference to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1325 resolution.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency, Sustainability, Impact, Human Rights, Relevance, Effectiveness, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Design curricula on monitoring and reporting according to international standards Ministry of Women's Affairs 2021/12 Not Initiated
Organize 4 training courses for 1325 higher national committee members and WPS actors on the new NAP M and E Ministry of Women's Affairs 2021/12 Not Initiated
Desk review for existing tools and analytical reports related to the Monitoring and Evaluation System Ministry of Women's Affairs 2021/12 Not Initiated
Develop an online system to be hosted at MoWA data room hub Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA) 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Continue to disseminate knowledge products developed through the project support (A Study on the Situation of Displaced Women Living in Caravans in Gaza; A Factsheet on the Situation of Displaced Women Living in Caravans in Gaza; Film: A Study on the Situation of Displaced Women Living in Caravans in Gaza; Factsheet Paper on Women’s Political Participation; Not Ended Yet: A collection of stories that monitor and document some of the Israeli occupation violations to which Palestinian women and girls are subjected to in Gaza Strip; Film: Women Behind Fences) to national and international stakeholders using multi channels.
Management Response: Knowledge Products produced through BUPW and CFTA and other KP related to the WPS Agenda will contiune to be dissinated to stakeholders as part of the advocacy and lobbying efforts by civil society.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Relevance, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
The General Union for Palestinian Women and the Culture and Free Thought Association will implement the Knowledge Product Dissemination Plan The General Union for Palestinian Women and the Culture and Free Thought Association 2021/12 Initiated
Recommendation: Give more priority to advocacy related to women’s participation in the decision-making process and their representation in peace negotiations and reconciliation efforts.
Management Response: UN Women will work to build the capacity of young women cadres/leaders (including those who have active participation in students’ unions and municipal councils) on the concepts of civil peace, leadership, and conflict resolution, mediation, peacebuilding, gender in peace processes, communications and advocacy, crisis management etc. and support the participation of those young leaders in political parties and peace and security dialogues. UN Women will support women and their represnatatives through engaging them through policy analysis and development, holding policy dialogues and reviewing the NAP in Palestine, which shall further contribute to creating an enabling environment for women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership and decision making in the political and public life.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support, Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Implement two advocacy campaigns per year targeting governmental actors and political parties to demand increased representation of women in reconciliation efforts (reconciliation talks as well as follow up actions). UN Women Partner CSOs 2021/12 Not Initiated
Organize two training courses to build the capacity of young women cadres/leaders (especially those who have an active political role in municipal council or students’ unions) on the concepts of civil peace, leadership, conflict resolution, mediation, peacebuilding, Gender in peace processes, Communications and Advocacy, Crisis Management etc. and support the participation of those young leaders in political parties and peace and security dialogues. UN Women Partners CSO 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: CFTA and GUPW are recommended to find innovative ways to engage communities in promoting the implementation of UNSCR 1325.
Management Response: UN Women will support national partners to organize consultation and awareness raising workshops on the 1325 resolution with women, men and youth at grassroots level to voice their needs and priorities to relevant key actors i.e. line ministries and this is to lobby and advocate on decision makers (both men and women) to address those needs through sectoral plans and governmental interventions. Discussions will take place with networks at grassroots level to include them in this effort. This will ensure that a bottom-up approach that supports community and women’s resilience inform policy formulation.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Organize 60 consultation and awareness raising workshops (per year) on the UNSCR 1325 with women, men, and youth at grassroots level to voice their needs and priorities to relevant key actors i.e. line ministries and this is to lobby and advocate on decision makers to address those needs through sectoral plans and governmental interventions. Discussions will take place with networks at grassroots level in the Jordan valley to include them in this effort. GUPW and UN Wmen 2021/12 Not Initiated