With representatives from government and civil society, this roundtable and audience discussion will examine the opportunities for Australia to shape and contribute to the global debate on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The speakers will reflect upon recent major reports and events to ask: ‘what can Australia do to make a genuine, lasting and positive impact upon the lives of women and girls affected by armed conflict?’

Roundtable, Reception & Launch:‘Opportunities for Australia’s Women, Peace and Security agenda post-2015’

While the past twelve months has seen important progress in advancing the United Nations Women, Peace and Security agenda, the ongoing violence committed against women by ISIS and the failure to return the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are just two timely reminders that the international community is far from achieving the goals set out in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000).
With representatives from government and civil society, this roundtable and audience discussion will examine the opportunities for Australia to shape and contribute to the global debate on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The speakers will reflect upon recent major reports and events to ask: ‘what can Australia do to make a genuine, lasting and positive impact upon the lives of women and girls affected by armed conflict?’
During this event Dr Alan Ryan (Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre) will also launch the Third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s implementation of its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. This civil society shadow report is designed to independently review, support and advocate for the Australian Government’s continued commitment to this crucial cross-cutting agenda.
Brought to you by WILPF Australia, UN Women Australia, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), ANU Gender Institute in collaboration with many organisations and individuals, including the support of Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security and Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre.
 
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For further background, you can read the recent Interim Review of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, which The Gender Agency was part of the consultancy team for in 2015.
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