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Fifth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security
During 2017, the Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security held a series of community engagement Roundtables to enable diverse women across Australia to express their views on what peace and security mean in practice. The findings of these Roundtables provided the platform for a Civil Society-Government Policy Dialogue on the Australian Government’s current National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2012-2019). The Fifth Report sets out the findings of the 2017 Annual Dialogue. The recommendations on the development of Australia’s second National Action Plan highlight the need for a focus on peace and conflict prevention across all aspects of policy development and implementation, and meaningful engagement with civil society, especially women’s organisations.
Originally recorded for presentation at the 2017 ACFID National Conference, this video features Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, Executive Producer – Director femLINKpacific, discussing women, peace and security in the Pacific. Sharon outlines the work of femLINK, framed around...
Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security – Submission to Australia’s Voluntary National Review (SDGs)
In July 2018, the Australian Government will be submitting its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to the United Nations. The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security made a submission as part of this...
The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security (‘the Coalition’) is a non-partisan and independent coalition of civil society organisations, networks and individuals working to advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Australia, Asia and the Pacific region and globally.
The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women Peace and Security brings together activists, feminists, practitioners, humanitarian actors and those with first-hand experience working in the frontline on issues relating to women, peace and security. Coalition members have wide ranging expertise in gender and peace.
Education & Public Engagement
Share and disseminate information on the implementation of Australia’s and international commitments to the United Nations’ Women Peace and Security agenda.
Policy & Advocacy
Provide evidence-based advice and critical input to the Commonwealth government and International Institutions on issues related to women, peace and security.
Monitoring & Analysis
Monitor the implementation of the Australian National Action plan on UNSCR 1325 and other international commitments made by the Australian government on issues related to women, peace and security.
Reports of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security capture key discussions between civil society, government and policy makers on women, peace and security and to contribute to effective implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The Coalition also commissions articles that serve as think-pieces to advance the women peace and security agenda.
Membership is by application. To request to join the Coalition please complete the application form below. Organisations, networks and individuals requesting membership must fit the following criteria:
- A civil society organisation, network or individual advocating for women’s rights and empowerment in issues related to women, peace and security.
- Experience and knowledge of UNSCR 1325 and related UN resolutions and the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
- Members must attend all scheduled meetings (members may provide information by email in lieu of attending or nominate a proxy to attend).
- Members must agree to champion the Coalition within and outside of existing networks.
- In the case of civil society organisations and networks:
- One representative who will be able to commit to attending quarterly Coalition meetings and contribute substantively to the Coalition’s work.
- A second staff member to act as secondary representative on the Coalition.
- Member organisations must confirm in writing their two representatives to the Coalition.
Membership requests will be assessed by the Coalition Steering Committee. Membership may be withdrawn if members fail to meet the above criteria, including meeting attendance.
All members (with prior approval) will be listed on the Coalition website and will be placed on the Coalition mailing list.
The Coalition meets via teleconference (3-5 pm AEST) four times a year.
2018 meeting dates are: 28 February, 9 May, 8 August, and 7 November.