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Oversight Group on Women Peace and Security

Oversight Group on Women, Peace and Security

Call for Expressions of Interest

Oversight Group on Ireland's Third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2019-2024

Ireland's Third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was launched on Friday, 21 June 2019 by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD. Implementation of the Plan will be monitored by an Oversight Group appointed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade comprising civil society, academia, and statutory representatives. The Group will have an appropriately qualified and independent Chairperson. Expressions of interest in serving on the Oversight Group are now sought from:

  • Experts from relevant civil society organisations with experience and perspectives relevant to achieving the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and related resolutions, including working with or representing: women, men, and boys affected by conflict in Ireland and internationally, migrant women affected by conflict, and women who have experienced conflict-related gender-based violence, and,
  • Academics and other independent experts based in Ireland with demonstrable relevant experience of women, peace, and security.

Further information and draft terms of reference of the Oversight Group are available below. Expressions of interest (curriculum vitae and cover note highlighting relevant experience) should be made to [wpsconsultation][@][dfa][.ie] by 17:00 Dublin time on Friday 12 July 2019.

Terms of Reference for the Oversight Group can be found here.

The role of the Oversight Group (OG) of Ireland’s second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015 – 2018) is to:

  • oversee the regular and systematic reporting and review of progress on achieving stated objectives, actions and targets across all pillars as set out inIreland’s second National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security 2015 - 2018, including the publication of evaluation of progress two years after the adoption of the NAP and again at the end of the period of implementation of the NAP.
  • revise existing actions and targets in light of emerging issues and policy agendas in women, peace and security, and in response to lessons learned and challenges identified in the monitoring process.
  • work with the appropriate Oireachtas committees to ensure involvement by parliamentarians in the monitoring of implementation the National Action Plan.
  • develop and use outreach and communications mechanisms to ensure regular dissemination of updates to wider communities of stakeholders and make sure, in particular, that the perspectives of women affected by conflict are incorporated into the ongoing work of the OG

Membership of the Oversight Group

Independent Chair

  • Nora Owen

Statutory Representatives

Civil Society, academic and independent experts

Secretariat (Conflict Resolution Unit)

  • Áine Hearns, Director
  • Aoife Lyons, Deputy Director
  • William Barrett, Desk Officer
  • Claire Dowling, Desk Officer

Oversight Group Documents

 If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list to receive monthly updates on the Women, Peace and Security agenda please contact wpsconsultation[at]dfa[dot]ie