The year 2020 marks the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 and 7 years since the launch of Nigeria’s first National Action Plan; how has Nigeria fared in the implementation of the WPS Agenda? Against this background, WANEP Nigeria with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation on the project “Enhancing Participation of Women in Peace and Human Security in Nigeria” commissioned this study on “UNSCR 1325, 20 years after: a study of the current realities on issues of women, peace and security (WPS) in Nigeria” with the goal to ascertain the implementation of Nigeria’s NAP2 on UNSCR 1325 and status of SAPs in the country. The specific objectives were to: Determine the current status of NAPs (SAPs and LAPs)- development and implementation in Nigeria; identify the challenges that exist in development and implementation of the NAPs and SAPs in Nigeria; make recommendations for support for the development/ implementation of UNSCR 1325 NAPs in Nigeria.
The tool used for the national survey was adapted and adopted from similar study that was undertaken to assess the realities of the implementation of WPS agenda in NE Nigeria in 2019. The tools had 4 sections: section A is general information on the respondents; section B was on the Progress of Implementation of NAP at the National Level; section C was on the Progress in the Localization and Implementation of NAP on UNSCR 1325 in the 36 States; section D was on Gender Sensitive Peace Architecture in the State. Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, only the key informant Interview (KII) tool was deployed, and the survey was carried out via the e-mail (virtually). 90 questionnaires were received from across the states and FCT (from 90 organizations across all the zones except the NE. The information obtained from the key informants were transcribed (verbatim) from filled questionnaires and studied to identify the categories of themes. The data were further grouped into tables, interpreted in percentages and presented in graphs for easy reading and interpretation.