Third Annual Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Authored by: Laura Howieson, Beth Sargent, Grace Hill, et al

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Human Development, International Agreements, National Action Plans, UN Resolutions
Country: Australia
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
Year: 2015
Citation: Howieson, Laura, Beth Sargent, Grace Hill, et al. Third Annual Report Card on Australia's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. Australia Council for International Development, UN Women National Committee Australia, Australian National University Gender Institute, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 2015.

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Executive Summary

2015 has been an important year for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in terms of both developments and challenges. 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 implemention. These events underlie Australia’s momentum in its global leadership on WPS. In Australia, 2015 has additional importance as it marks the mid-point of our National Action Plan (NAP), providing Government and civil society with an opportunity to reflect upon implementation successes, opportunities, and areas in need of reform. This assessment will be undertaken in the Government’s Interim Review. However it is also the purpose of this independent Annual Civil Society Report Card.