Gender, peace and security

Shaping national action plans on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Dr Sahla Aroussi’s research engages with policy making circles and international organisations to influence policies at the national and international level.

As part of a process to gather evidence on how best to implement resolution 2242 in Ireland's third National Action Plan on women, peace and security (WPS), Dr Aroussi was invited in September 2018 by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to present evidence from her research on women, peace and security and violent extremism.

Her contribution has helped to shape thinking on the issues of preventing and countering violent extremism and greatly assisted in building capacity in the lead up to the drafting of Ireland’s Third National Action Plan (NAP) on WPS.

In 2018, UN Women and the League of Arab States invited Dr Aroussi to deliver a keynote speak at the Regional Workshop “National Action Plans in the Arab Region” in Amman organised with Arab governments’ representatives to highlight the importance and potential of adopting national action plans on women, peace and security in the region.

Dr Aroussi is engaged as a research specialist to deliver a policy paper for UN Women on transitional justice in national action plans on women, peace and security in the MENA region.