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 5: The Sustainable Development Goals and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda by Sharon Smee, Nicole Kleppe and Ludmilla Kwitko
The Women, Peace and Security agenda is recognised as a prerequisite for the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda and as essential for transformative change towards security, human rights and development. At the same time, the 2030 Agenda provides an important framework to...
Issue Paper 4: Developing a vision for the 2nd National Action Plan by Katrina Lee-Koo and Barbara O’Dwyer
National Action Plans require a consistently understood and communicated vision statement. A clearly articulated vision facilitates a coordinated, whole of government approach to effective implementation. In fact, the NAP's vision should be the primary driving force...
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...
SUBMISSIONS & LETTERS
“The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security expresses deep concern and disappointment at the Australian Government’s announcement of its global Defence Export Strategy and intention to become one of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers and exporters over the next decade.”
Christopher Pyne’s response to the Coalition’s Arms Trade letter
“The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women Peace and Security’s submission to this Inquiry, outlines that Australia’s implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals must recognise the interconnectedness between sustainable peace and sustainable development.
We make recommendations for better linkages between the SDGs and Australia’s commitments to the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.”
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