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Global Report: Civil Society Organization (CSO) Survey for the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security CSO Perspectives on UNSCR 1325 Implementation 15 Years after Adoption

Goldberg, Danielle; Fal, Agnieszka; Kamler, Erin; Khan, Saadia; Stanger, Rebecca; Chowdhury, Eleonore Veillet; Yzique, Kelly

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), in partnership with Cordaid, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG) distributed a CSO survey on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in 2015 to collect the views, concerns and recommendations of civil society organizations (CSOs) on the effectiveness of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 15 years after adoption. The CSO Survey informs the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security, called by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2122 to “highlight examples of good practice, implementation gaps and challenges, and priorities for action.” The CSO survey report is based on 317 CSO surveys collected from organizations based in 71 different countries, providing a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data reflecting the views of CSO working on the ground to implement the women, peace and security agenda. The CSO survey data is enhanced through information provided by 17 focus group discussions (FGDs) and one international 1325 expert conference, held in 16 countries with over 200 participants. Local organizers of the FGDs convened CSO representatives to complete the survey for their respective organizations and to discuss similarities, differences and common themes related to their answers in the survey. A separate report on the FDGs was submitted as a contribution to the Global Study, which is referenced throughout the CSO survey report. In addition to inputs in the Global Study, the FGDs provided a useful space for women’s CSOs to engage in dialogue and exchange experiences related to UNSCR 1325 implementation. This report summarizes the findings from the CSO survey in nine core sections: Key Recommendations; CSO Perceptions of UNSCR 1325 Effectiveness and Impact; Factors for Effective Implementation; UNSCR 1325 Effectiveness by Area of Work; Funding and Funding Mechanisms; Collaboration and Cooperation; Emerging Issues, Post- 2015; Global Priorities Moving Forward; CSO Respondent Demographics.

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