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.