Today, the first meeting was called by the Ministry of Defense in collaboration with the Institute for Inclusive Security from Washington and the Center for Information and Documentation on NATO in Moldova (CID NATO), as well as representatives of civil society, in the context of the full implement of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women’s role in peace and security.

The purpose of the meeting was to identify priorities necessary for the development of the Moldovan National Implementation Plan for UN Security Council Resolution 1325, and discuss the current and future involvement of each institution and organization in implementing the provisions of the Resolution 1325.

Participants also discussed mainstreaming gender in the security sector, increasing the representativeness of women and support them through education, training and appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

We recall that promoting gender equality in security and defense, according to international standards, can be found among the strategic objectives of the Platform for Gender Equality for 2016-2018.

In 2000 the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, establishing through an official document that war has a direct impact on women, and that their contribution to resolving conflicts and achieving stable peace is important. References to national legislation to ensure gender equality in Moldova (draft strategy for ensuring gender equality in Moldova for 2016-2020), membership in international organizations such as the UN, cooperation with NATO and EU, stresses the need to implement Resolution 1325. At the same time, the implementation of Resolution 1325 can be found in the Government Action Plan for 2015-2016, as well as within IPAP Moldova – NATO for 2014-2016 (Chapter I, paragraph 1.8 “Cooperation with other international organizations, in particular the UN”), which states that Moldova will take action to implement Resolution 1325 of the UN Security Council on the role of women in peace and security and cooperate with NATO to deploy NATO’s policy in this area.

This project aims to assist the government and the civil sector to create a national institutional strategy for the implementation of Resolution 1325. The project is divided into four stages and will be implemented over two years.

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