Issue Paper 2: Strengthening Conflict Prevention by Anu Mundkur, Christine Aguis and Livia Ceccon
This issue paper assesses the conceptualisation of the conflict prevention pillar in Australia’s first National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security (2012-2018). For the next iteration of the NAP, the authors recommend developing a more robust approach to conflict prevention based on a broader conceptualisation across three dimensions – direct, structural and systemic prevention.
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.”