Following a participatory action research project, jointly with the Berghof Foundation, to explore the role that armed and political actors play in implementing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda as part of the Security Council Resolution 1325, in Myanmar, the next phase of the project focuses on Yemen.
The presence of both ethnic/nationalist and religious-oriented armed and political movements, make for a particularly suited context to conduct such activities, given the large parts of territories controlled and governed by strong armed and political movements. In these territories, the implementation of Human Rights, notably the rights of women and girls, is facing many challenges, including violations by the armed and political movements, but also by other actors and by individuals. Moreover, there is a long history of gender activism prior to the armed conflict.
The aim of the project is to support the full implementation of the WPS agenda by providing new knowledge and insights to policy makers to the armed and political movements themselves, as well as women's organisations operating in areas under their control, on the policies and practices of armed and political movements relating to the implementation of the WPS agenda, as well as the factors that can influence the implementation positively and negatively (incentives, hinders and challenges).