Working collectively towards gender equality and sustainable peace


The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security (‘the Coalition’) is a non-partisan and independent coalition of civil society organisations, networks and individuals working to advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Australia, Asia and the Pacific region and globally.

The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women Peace and Security brings together activists, feminists, practitioners, humanitarian actors and those with first-hand experience working in the frontline on issues relating to women, peace and security. Coalition members have wide ranging expertise in gender and peace.

Education & Public Engagement

Share and disseminate information on the implementation of Australia’s and international commitments to the United Nations’ Women Peace and Security agenda.

Policy & Advocacy

Provide evidence-based advice and critical input to the Commonwealth government and International Institutions on issues related to women, peace and security.

Monitoring & Analysis

Monitor the implementation of the Australian National Action plan on UNSCR 1325 and other international commitments made by the Australian government on issues related to women, peace and security.



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.

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Reports of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security capture key discussions between civil society, government and policy makers on women, peace and security and to contribute to effective implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.  The Coalition also commissions articles that serve as think-pieces to advance the women peace and security agenda.


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