In 2014, Iraq’s National Action Plan (INAP) was implemented to fulfill United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). This report from the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics notes that while INAP actions aimed at increasing women’s participation at executive levels, enhancing gender equality in legal documents, removing legislation that violates women’s rights, and preventing violence against women, it falls short in many other respects. Issues like women’s participation in conflict resolution, women’s particular needs in conflict and post-conflict settings and the protection of women’s rights are not addressed. INAP set an important precedent as the first National Action Plan launched by a country in the Middle East, but its many shortcomings should be addressed through a revision process. Read the full report here.