GENDER, PEACE AND SECURITY AND THE 2030 AGENDA – A WAY FORWARD FOR SOUTH AFRICA by Anna Möller-Loswick, Tamara Naidoo, Richard Smith, Molly Dhlamini and Dr Showers Mawowa

In September 2015, South Africa – along with all UN Member States – adopted the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda, the new global development framework for the next 15 years. The 2030 Agenda, with its 17 goals and 169 targets, includes gender, peace and security as an integral part, with a dedicated Goal 5 on gender equality and Goal 16 on peaceful societies.

This report demonstrates how the 2030 Agenda, and its Goals 5 and 16 in particular,  provide a valuable tool for advancing the gender, peace and security agenda in South Africa and on the wider continent. It argues that the 2030 Agenda – through its developmental approach to gender equality, conflict and insecurity – complements the UNSCRs on women, peace and security, which focus solely on conflict and post-conflict situations.

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A way foward for South Africa