Today 12 April 2022, marks the first Anniversary of Australia's Second Women, Peace and Security (WPS) National Action Plan 2021-2031.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is the leading department responsible in coordinating the whole of government implementation in order to advance this second National Action Plan. The other departments and agencies committed in championing the WPS agenda are, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Department of Home Affairs, as well as the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC).
The newly developed Framework for Civil Society-Government Engagement was endorsed by the Inter-Departmental Committee on 29 March 2022.
On behalf of all Implementing Partners, ACMC would like to thank the civil society organisations for working with us to produce a mutually agreed Framework for Civil Society-Government Engagement on WPS. In particular, in time for the first Anniversary of Australia's Second Women, Peace and Security National Action Plan 2021-2031.
ACMC look forward to continuing the development of this Framework together with our Implementing Partners, and the Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security.