The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security has just released their submission to the Foreign Policy White Paper (2017). This submission recommends the Australia government to identify WPS as a foreign policy priority and that it fully incorporates the pillars of the WPS agenda into the strategic planning of Australia’s foreign policy. These pillars are: prevention, participation, protection, relief and recovery, and mainstreaming.
The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security (‘the Coalition’) is a non-partisan and independent coalition of civil society organisations, networks and individuals working to advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and globally. The Coalition works to progress the implementation and scope of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018, and by working constructively and collaboratively with the Australian Government towards the realisation of the goals set forth in the UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS.