Moldova and Georgia exchange best practices in implementing the UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security
Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
15 Government and civil society representatives from the Republic of Moldova participated in a study visit in Georgia regarding the National Action Plan for implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (RCS UN 1325). The mission aimed to promote dialogue and the exchange of best practices between Moldova and Georgia in this area.
During the four days, the delegation participated in meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Georgia. They learned about ways to ensure equal participation of women and men in the Ministry of Defense, in career development programs, promoting a culture of gender equality and non-discrimination. In addition, participants learned about the gender policy strategies of the Georgian Ministry of Defense, and ways to collect and analyze gender-disaggregated data, as well as the data analysis system used by the Georgian Ministry of Defense. The participants have also met with Georgian civil society representatives that are involved in monitoring the implementation of the National Action Plan and promoting women's participation in the peace and reconciliation sector in Georgia. Also, the delegation from Moldova and Ukraine shared their experience in the implementation of the national action plans on RCS UN 1325.
"This study visit gave me the opportunity to see how the Women, Peace and Security Agenda works in a country that is implementing the third National Action Plan on Resolution 1325. I was impressed by how the Georgian public order institutions work and the National Academy of Defense’ experience of integrating the Resolution 1325 subject into the academic curriculum. I hope we can implement some of these good practices in Moldova", said Natalia Albu, professor at the Military Academy of the Armed Forces "Alexandru cel Bun" from Moldova.
The study visit was organized by UN Women Moldova, with the financial support of the Government of Sweden.