POLICY & ADVOCACY
The Australian WPS Coalition seeks to influence Australian Government policies on peace and security to adopt a transformative women, peace and security agenda that shifts away from militarised and securitised approaches to a people-centered human security approach to sustainable peace and development.
Our policy and advocacy work involves advising National Action Plan implementing agencies through our participation in governance mechanisms, working with other women peace and security networks and coalitions, policy submissions and engaging with our members through the annual civil society dialogue.
Policy & Advocacy Articles
Issue Paper 3: The role and experience of adolescent girls in peace and security by PLAN International Australia
It is important to recognise that adolescent girls’ experience of the peace and security agenda is different from that of younger children, boys, men and even adult women. Adolescent girls can be powerful agents of social change. They have the desire and the...
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...
The most recent in the suite of Women, Peace and Security resolutions, UNSCR 2242, brings counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism (CT/CVE) into conversation with women, peace and security initiatives. The next iteration of Australia's National Action Plan...
SUBMISSIONS & LETTERS
Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Advocacy letter to the Prime Minister
Christopher Pyne’s response to the Coalition’s Arms Trade letter
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