About the dialogues
The Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security is held each year to bring together civil society, government and policy makers to discuss women, peace and security and to contribute to effective implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. To date the Dialogue has aimed to:
- Showcase the contribution of civil society organisations to the women, peace and security agenda in the context of UNSCR 1325.
- Facilitate effective dialogue between civil society and the Australian Government on women, peace and security in the context of UNSCR 1325.
- Support shadow reporting on the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
- Elevate the national discussion on women, peace and security.
The Australian Civil Society Coalition for Women, Peace and Security views the 2017 Dialogue as a key opportunity to consider what we mean by peace and security in the current global climate and the context of emerging issues in our region, and to hear from the diversity of women’s voices. The 2017 Dialogue builds on the previous Civil Society Dialogues (2013-2016).
In 2017 the Dialogue will provide a forum for Australian women and women from the region, to discuss how their practical understandings and experiences of WPS translate into building an informed and effective WPS policy and action in Australia.
Each of the sessions was recorded for you to listen to at your convenience. Please click on the following titles to link through to the podcasts:
- Introductory remarks and message from the Australian Government
- Panel session: Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar
- Panel session: Women, Peace and Security in Solomon Islands
- In conversation: what is men’s leadership for Women, Peace and Security?
- Plenary session: reporting back on small group discussions about Australia’s National Action Plan; and the concluding remarks, providing a good summary of the day.
The 2014 Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan is due to be launched by the Minister in February 2015.
The 2013 Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security was launched by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash on 16 October.