Gender Mainstreaming: Indicators for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and its Related Resolutions was workshop organized in cooperation with the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and supported by an Advanced Research Workshop award from the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, held in Belgrade on May 26-27. An invite-only workshop brought together government officials, independent experts, military officials, and NATO officials from over 20 different NATO member and partner states to discuss Gender Mainstreaming in NATO. One of the participants was director of Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Samra Filipovic – Hadziabdic.

This was the first of three workshops that are designed as an educational tool and will focus on how best to increase implementation and learn from the experiences of others. Also, it will assist policymakers in identifying shortfalls in existing NAPs and allow the elimination of NAP programs that are duplicative and/or ineffective and therefore lead to unnecessary costs. In addition, the 1325 NATO Scorecard will facilitate standardization by NATO member and partner nations in training, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of UNSCR 1325 in the context of NATO-led missions and operations.

First workshop aimed on gathering information, exchanging best practices and lessons learned with respect to UNSCR 1325 implementation in NATO member and partner nations. The second workshop will be held in September 2014 in Washington, DC. It will contrast and compare existing evaluation mechanisms and indicators and focus on the development of the Scorecard methodology. The third workshop will be held in Brussels at the end of 2014 or early 2015 and it will present the 1325 NATO Scorecard to a broad public.