EU Strategic Approach to Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation | EU Policy document | Council of the European Union | 2018

Summary: In the Council conclusions on WPS, the Council recalls the commitments of the European Union and its Member States to the full implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and welcomes the EU Strategic Approach to Women, Peace and Security (WPS) as key guiding document.

The EU Strategic Approach to WPS, annexed to the Council Conclusions, is key EU policy document that places the WPS agenda at the centre of the full spectrum of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. The document sets out the basic principles of the EU Strategic Approach to the WPS agenda and identifies specific areas where enhanced implementation of the WPS agenda is required at the local, national and regional level. The document identifies actions under the key areas of prevention, protection, relief and recovery and under the two overarching and cross-cutting aspects of gender mainstreaming and participation. 

Reference: European Union, Council of the European Union (2018). Women, Peace and Security - Council conclusions. 

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