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



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.”

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Christopher Pyne’s response to the Coalition’s Arms Trade letter

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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.”

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