UNSCR 1325 is a landmark international legal framework that addresses the pivotal role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
The 1325 NATO Scorecard is intended as an educational tool and will focus on how best to increase implementation and learn from the experiences of others. The contextualization of indicator results is key in this regard – it will assist policymakers in identifying shortfalls in existing NAPs and allow the elimination of NAP programs that are duplicative and/or ineffective and therefore lead to unnecessary costs. In addition, the 1325 NATO Scorecard will facilitate standardization by NATO member and partner nations in training, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of UNSCR 1325 in the context of NATO-led missions and operations.
Within the context of this project three workshops will be organized to bring together academics, policy makers, and experts from military and civilian administrations. The first workshop was held in Belgrade in May 2014. It gathered basic information and exchanged best practices and lessons learned with respect to UNSCR 1325 implementation in NATO member and partner nations. The second workshop was held in September 2014 in Washington, DC. It contrasted and compared existing evaluation mechanisms and indicators and focused on the development of the Scorecard methodology. The third workshop will be held in Brussels at the end of 2014 or early 2015 and it will present the 1325 NATO Scorecard to a broad public.