Coalition Submission to the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade Inquiry into Australia’s New Development Policy
This submission was delivered to the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade in November 2022. It calls on the Australian Government to view the development of its new development policy as an opportunity to drive more ambitious action on gender equality using a Women, Peace and Security lens.
Coalition Statement on Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar
The statement was prepared for the briefing on Myanmar hosted by the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade on the 27th May 2022. It calls on the Australian Government to take action to protect the rights of women and girls, particularly women human rights defenders, impacted by rising violence and insecurity in Myanmar and to promote women’s participation in efforts to end the crisis.
Coalition Statement on Women, Peace and Security in Afghanistan
The statement was prepared for the civil society dialogue hosted by the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade on the 14th December 2021. It calls for investment in tangible efforts to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda through Australia’s efforts to foster peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
Submission Response to Policy Discussion Paper on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
The Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office for Women released a policy discussion paper to be the centre of national consultations seeking broader stakeholder and community views on the vision, priorities and context of Australia’s next National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
The submission responds to the discussion paper by providing a number of recommendations for improving National Action Plan approach, scope, and accountability.
CEDAW Shadow Report Submission
The Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security has made a submission to the 70th session of the United Nations Conventions on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The shadow report provides recommendations for Australia’s 2nd National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
Advocacy letter to the Prime Minister
“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
Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
“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.”