Women, Peace & Security Dialogues
The Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security brings 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.
What do peace and security mean to diverse women in Australia? Consultation findings
The Coalition is in the process of delivering a multi-year project, funded by the Australian Civil Military Centre, designed to support civil society dialogue and engagement on WPS as part of the implementation of Australia’s Second National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security (2021-2031). The first phase of the project involved a consultation to explore understandings of peace and security amongst women and gender diverse people in Australia, how perceptions of peace and security have been shaped by the changing national and global context, and what action diverse communities want to see the Australian Government take to build a safer and more peaceful world. The responses gathered through the consultation process have yielded a rich seam of data, which is outlined in this report and will inform the second phase of the project, aiming to generate detailed recommendations to inform the implementation and monitoring of Australia’s second National Action Plan on WPS.
Strengthening the Engagement of Australian Civil Society in Australia’s Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
The sixth Annual Civil Society Dialogue report provides clear recommendations on how to strengthen this engagement. The Second National Action Plan is still in the early stages of development. The critical issues, recommendations, and implementation options presented in this report, therefore, provide a timely and useful resource for the development of second National Action Plan during 2019. They offer a clear articulation of principles, processes, and mechanisms that will promote and strengthen ongoing engagement between civil society and the government.
2018 Civil Society Roundtable Summary
The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women Peace and Security (the WPS Coalition) as part of its 2018 Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security, organised Civil Society Roundtables in October 2018. The purpose was to engage with civil society organisations (CSOs) and diverse women to discuss what the role of civil society should be in the development, implementation and monitoring of the second NAP.
This report provides an overview of the key themes discussed at the Civil Society Roundtables, which will inform the Civil Society – Government Policy Dialogue on 29 November 2018. Summarised below are key recommendations from the Roundtables. The intention was to generate ideas for ongoing dialogue about processes/mechanisms within civil society and between civil society and government on women, peace and security.
The Fifth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security
“Listening to Women’s Voices and Making the Connections to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”
Women Shape The Women, Peace And Security Agenda: Roundtable Discussion Summary
The Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
Launched by the Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security and Monash Gender, Peace and Security. Funded by the Australian Civil Military Centre.
The Third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
The release of the Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the adoption of UNSCR 2242 offer renewed emphasis on the importance of women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, while ongoing conflicts in Syria and around the world provide daily reminders of the imperative of WPS implementation.
The Second Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
Internationally Australia has promoted the WPS agenda during its term on the UN Security Council and at the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict, while at home Government departments have taken measures to mainstream the WPS agenda into their policy and programs.
The First Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
Released in 2012, it aims to bring together actors across the Australian Government and civil society to ensure that both domestically and when we act overseas, Australia listens to and includes the voices of women in defence, peace and security initiatives.