Niger adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2016 for the period 2016-2018. The NAP was developed by the Ministry of Population, Women’s Empowerment, and Child Protection, through a participatory approach that included consultations with civil society organizations, NGOs, and technical and financial partners. The NAP focuses on four priority axes, including prevention of conflict and gender-based violence; protection, assistance, and rehabilitation of victims; participation and representation; coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of activities. However, the NAP, while referencing the impact of armed conflict on women, does not offer any specific actions for disarmament and arms control, including monitoring mechanisms for assessing the impact of arms proliferation on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). While the NAP offers financing specifics as well as a detailed monitoring and evaluation framework, it does not have a timeline.
Niger reported on the implementation of its NAP, as well as WPS commitments, in its national reporting for Beijing+25 and in preparation for CSW64 (2020). Specifically, the report indicates that Niger supported the establishment of the G5 Sahel Women’s Platform and the development of a three-year action plan for 2019-2021