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2014 | UK National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security

 This National Action Plan lays out a very broad and yet detailed vision for the future inclusion of women at all levels of societies in conflict but also for the increased role of women among the UK’s own public and private decision makers and leaders. It includes a section on Somalia (see page 21) as one of the UK’s six focus countries, along with Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and Syria. It sees the full participation of women in peace-making processes as absolutely indispensible for sustainable peace and future prevention. It stresses the need for access to justice for women and girls as central to justice sector reform post-conflict. The NAP prioritizes the need to combat impunity, not only for perpetrators of sexual violence as a weapon of war, but also for those who participate in the opportunistic sexual and violent exploitation of women during and after conflict.