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Sixth Annual Civil Society Dialogue Report Launched!
In 2018 the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security focussed on the most effective role that civil society can play in the development, implementation and monitoring of Australia’s Second National Action on Women Peace and Security.
The sixth Annual Civil Society Dialogue report provides clear recommendations on how to strengthen this engagement. The critical issues, recommendations, and implementation options presented in this report, therefore, provide a timely and useful resource for the development of the second National Action Plan during 2019.
In Our national turning point, WPS Coalition member Jean Brown makes a strong case for recognising that reconciliation and Australia’s relationship to its First Nations people is an integral part of the domestic peace and security agenda.
The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women Peace and Security commissioned the writing of thematically focused Issue Papers to inform the development of Australia’s second National Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2nd NAP) and to advance the discussion on women, peace and security in Australia. These Issue Papers build on key themes outlined in “Listening to Women’s Voice and Making the Connections to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Fifth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security.”
The latest issue paper (issue paper 7) focusses on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. The effective implementation of Australia’s WPS policy and the accountability of the Australian Government to UNSCR 1325 is ultimately contingent on the development of an adequate monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system.
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.
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, 21 August, and 7 November.