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WILPF and the Women Peace and Security Agenda

Now out - the first civil society report on the Australian Government National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security.

In response to the unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, WILPF developed the Peacewomen Project in 2001 to monitor implementation of SCR1325 and advocate for its full and rapid implementation.

In 2009, WILPF facilitated consultations by the Australian Government on implementing SCR1325, as part of which the website 1325australia was developed with funding provided by the Australian Government Office of the Status of Women through the WomenSpeak Network.

WILPF, UN Women Australia, and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) agreed to implement a monitoring process by hosting an annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women Peace and Security and preparing an annual Report Card on the National Action Plan.

On 15 April 2013, the first Annual Civil Society Dialogue on the NAP was held in Canberra, co-hosted by ACFID, WILPF, UN Women and the Australian National University Gender Institute, to:

  • showcase the contribution of civil society organisations to the women, peace and security agenda;
  • facilitate effective dialogue between civil society and the Australian Government on women, peace and security;
  • support shadow reporting against the Australian National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security; and
  • elevate the national discussion on women, peace and security.


1325-logo1325australia was originally an action site for the Australian Women, including WILPF, working to implement UNSCR1325 within the Australian context. It is a record of the discussions, negotiations and research undertaken in civil society during the development of Australia's National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security 2012-2018.

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 "There is no way to peace; peace is the way."  
Edith Greene Balch, founding member of WILPF and Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1946.