Articles and contributions from our members

Our national need of a turning point

In this blog, 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. If there was ever a demonstration of our need...

Remembering the justice in Women, Peace and Security

  Article by Susan Hutchinson.  Justice has been a prevalent aspect of every WPS resolution passed by the United Nations Security Council. The resolutions are grounded in the architecture of women’s rights and international justice. The relevance of a gender...

The role of the WPS agenda in countering violent extremism

  Original article by Dr Laura J. Shepherd on 8 March for The Strategist As today marks International Women’s Day, it’s timely to reflect on the Australian government’s commitments and priorities in implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda’s...

Contributions to debate on sexual exploitation and abuse

  As a member of the Coalition, I recently presented at a workshop on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by peacekeepers. The workshop was in response to preliminary research findings from a pilot project funded by Transforming Human Societies at La Trobe University....

Women for peace and security remember Jacky

  Original article by Susan Hutchinson on 11 October 2016 for HerCanberra TWELVE MONTHS AGO, CANBERRA LOST A GLOBAL CITIZEN WHO WAS MAKING A REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD. Jacky Sutton was a PhD student at the Australian National University. Her research was on...

Sustainable peace possible? With women included it could be

  Original opinion piece by IWDA CEO, Joanna Hayter on 14 October 2016 for Women's Agenda You can't have viable and sustainable peace and security if you don't include women, writes Joanna Hayter, CEO of the International Development Agency. The Government's only just...