Women, Peace and Security
Commission on Gender-Based Violence
and Domestic Violence
Women, Peace and Security: Malta’s National Action Plan
In 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, by which it formally acknowledged the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and girls and recognized them as active agents of peace. This helped establish the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, a strategic multilateral plan that guides national action toward building just, peaceful and inclusive societies. This plan is built on four interrelated pillars, namely promotion, prevention, participation and partnership.
The Commission on Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence is one of the actors which contributes to the implementation of Malta’s Action Plan for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: 2020-2024. The Commission commits to contribute to this five-year plan by raising public awareness on sexual and gender-based violence (including domestic violence), providing continuous training on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse for all relevant personnel, and implementing the Istanbul Convention.