Background Papers for the 2018 Annual Civil Society Dialogue

Oct 26, 2018

To support our discussions at the 2018 Annual Civil Society Dialogue, the WPS Coalition Steering Group has drafted background papers for those attending the civil society roundtables (12-16 November) and the civil society-government policy dialogues (29 November).

Background paper – (a) Provides information on how Australian based civil society organisations are engaging with the Australian Government on women, peace and security-related issues, in particular, the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (‘the NAP’); (b) Outlines the strengths, weakness and opportunities in civil society engagement with the Australian Government on women, peace and security-related issues, in particular the NAP, that have been identified by independent reviews and Annual Civil Society Dialogues; and (c) Proposes key issues to be discussed at the 2018 Civil Society Roundtables.

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What’s happening in other countries?  – This brief presents rapid research outlining the work of civil society networks in Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden Switzerland, United States and the United Kingdom.

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What is happening in other countries – Part II? – This brief presents rapid research outlining the work of regional and national civil society networks in selected developing countries.

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Other relevant readings

Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2012-2018, extended to June 2019)

Independent Interim Review of Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Commonwealth Office for Women’s Discussion Paper (for Australia’s Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security)

Fifth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security

Australian WPS Coalition’s Submission on Australia’s Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Australian WPS Coalition Members’ Submission on Australia’s Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

 

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