Leading Change: Canada leading the way

Leading Change: Canada leading the way

Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was launched on November 1, 2017, as part of the Government of Canada’s National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security 2017-2022.

The vision for the action plan is that violence within conflicts affects women and girls, and men and boys in diverse ways. The Government of Canada believes that it is vital that these consequences are acknowledged and addressed. The action plan outlines a cohesive whole government approach on carrying out this important agenda and makes sure that Canada’s presence in conflict-affected states aligns with our commitments of gender equality, respect for women’s and girl’s human rights, the empowerment of females, and inclusion and respect for diversity.

The action plan will work to advance the women, peace, and security agenda through all of Canada’s programming and diplomatic work. Canada also works to make a commitment to ensure that in all peace and security efforts that gender perspectives are integrated.

In addition, Canada will use gender-based analysis plus tools to strengthen our capacity to integrate more targeted gender equality objectives into our activities around the world. Canada is committed to using  a genre-based analysis and other tools to fortify our ability include gender equality objectives in Canada’s presence around the globe.

IAWP 2018 we will work to embed Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security into police deployments.

The IAWP 2018 conference is happy to help incorporate the goals of the Women, Peace, and Security action plan with the IAWP’s strategic objectives which include:

  • To develop our reputation and credibility as an Association which is accessible and inclusive for all women in law enforcement
  • To establish a profile of members which reflects the representation of women in every country around the World
  • To maintain a profile of members which reflects the changing environment in peace support operations, security and criminal justice
  • To develop our professional capability in Knowledge Exchange internationally, ensuring that our members are equipped to deliver the best policing service
  • To provide professional mentoring and guidance to women in law enforcement
  • To establish a credible reputation internationally to engage, advise and support international policy and legislation affecting women

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