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Tools for » Women, peace and security: Implementing UN SC 1325 as a mechanism to support national efforts to prevent and respond to conflict related sexual violence
Project ID:00101122Description:UNA042 UNICEF UNWOMEN UNSC 132
UN Action Agst Sexual Violence
Start Date *: 12 Jul 2016
UN Action Against Sexual Viole
End Date*: 31 Mar 2019
Country: United Nations Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

This project aims to support the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) in the development and passage of a time-bound action oriented National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and its subsequent resolutions[1]. In doing this the project will address issues of sexual and other forms of gender based violence (SGBV) in Jordan in two ways – i. through galvanising commitment and action from all relevant stakeholders in Jordan – national and international, governmental and nongovernmental, on issues of SGBV and Sexual Violence in Conflict (SViC) through the development of a budgeted framework of the key interventions needed to address protection and relief related policy and delivery gaps and, ii. through working with and training national security protection actors in Jordan to ensure they are better equipped to tackle and address issues of GBV and SViC both domestically and in their peace and security work internationally. All elements related to supporting Jordan’s security forces in their international peacekeeping role will be covered by other budget sources (as indicated under the budget) and are not covered in this request for funding – however they are integrated into this proposal to provide a holistic picture of the engagement proposed.

The NAP, convened by the Secretary General of the JNCW (the national women’s machinery for Jordan) and the Minister of Interior, will use UN SCr 1325 as its framework, and from this will build a road map of priority interventions on protection and relief for Jordan. In doing this, the NAP will be led and owned by the Government of Jordan, and the process of developing it will facilitate a national dialogue on issues of protection and relief, including on preventing and responding to conflict-related sexual violence, led by Jordan’s security actors and bringing gender equality and security actors together in Jordan (a first). This approach will ensure the political weight needed to build and implement a credible action-oriented NAP for addressing the institutional barriers to combating SGBV and CRSV. To promote its sustainability, the NAP will be tagged to UN Women and JNCW’s gender responsive budgeting work. Through this the Ministry of Finance will be closely involved and the development of the NAP will be linked to national budget cycles – so as it is not solely dependent on international support for its implementation.

Domestically, the NAP will support women’s increased participation in the police and security forces and the ability of security actors to better respond to instances of SGBV and CRSV/SViC, thus providing better protection for women, girls, boys and men, while also targeting Jordan’s social protection infrastructure to close existing policy and legislative gaps. The latter will ensure improved accountability, reporting and access to services for those at threat of, and survivors of SGBV and CRSV/SViC in Jordan. Finally, the national action plan will provide gender equality and protection actors with a legal framework with which to hold the Government of Jordan accountable on issues of SGBV and CRSV/SViC.

To support the national discussion on prevention and response to SGBV and CRSV/SViC and promote holistic protection for refugees, the NAP development process will be twinned with training for Jordan’s security forces on issues of SGBV, SViC, protection, POC and PSEA. This will aim to both sensitise the security forces to issues of SGBV while also working to ensure that their day to day interactions with civilians in Jordan, with a focus on refugees, are undertaken in a manner that reduce the risk of SGBV and promote safer and more consistent reporting and response. The sections of Jordan security forces that will be targeted in particular are the police, including the Family Protection Department and military, including border guards, in addition to other forces.

UN Women brings its global expertise on women, peace and security, in addition to its expertise on NAP development to this project. This is bolstered by its long-standing relationship and engagement with the JNCW. UNICEF brings global and country specific expertise on social protection systems and expertise in child protection as it relates to sexual violence in conflict.


[1] UN SCr 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013) and 2122 (2013). 

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