The 10 Steps to Increase Women’s Participation in Peacekeeping and Reduce Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is intended to put forth some concrete recommendations from women-led civil society to improve community security and eradicate Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) from peacekeeping missions through effective recruitment and deployment of women. The document is drafted by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW), and endorsed by members of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL). 

Endorsed By:

  • International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)
  • Association of War Affected Women (AWAW), Sri Lanka
  • Advocacy for Women in Peace and Security in Africa (AWAPSA), Kenya
  • Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA, Afghanistan
  • Dr. Khadija Arfaoui, Tunisia
  • Hafida Benchehida, Algeria
  • Rodolfo Domínguez, Mexico
  • Nagwan El-Ashwal, Egypt
  • Kamilia Ibrahim Koko, Sudan
  • Muna Luqman, Yemen
  • Allàmin Foundation for Peace, Nigeria
  • Coalition for Action on 1325 (CoAct), Uganda
  • Federation of Muslim Women in Nigeria
  • Iraqi Alamal Association
  • Neem Foundation, Nigeria
  • Halima Mohamed, Kenya
  • Wai Wai Nu, Myanmar
  • Dr. Fatima Outaleb, Morocco
  • Amina Rasul, Philippines
  • Dr. Pauline Riak, South Sudan
  •  Sureya Roble, Kenya
  • PAIMAN Alumni Trust, Pakistan
  • Peace Track Initiative, Yemen
  • Rescue Me Crime Prevention, Lebanon
  • Union de l’ Action Feminine (UAF), Morocco
  • Robinah Rubimbwa, Uganda
  • Dr. Mariyam Shakeela, Maldives
  • Najlaa Sheekh, Syria
  • Maya Yamout, Lebanon
  • Salma Yusuf, Sri Lanka
  • Dina Zaman, Malaysia

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