ACMC supported the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Civil Society-Government Dialogue, in partnership with DFAT and the Australian Civil Society Coalition for WPS.
The forum in Canberra brought together Government agencies implementing Australia’s WPS National Action Plan (NAP) with civil society representatives to discuss opportunities and challenges in progressing the NAP.
“The Indo-Pacific region faces an increasing number of strategic challenges. The core tenets of WPS are participation, prevention and protection - fundamental elements in fostering stability and security and building community resilience,” ACMC Executive Director Nicola Rosenblum said.
“ACMC plays an important role in WPS. We are committed to facilitating civil society engagement and ensuring there is a diversity of perspectives as Australia’s National Action Plan moves forward.”
The Australian Civil Society Coalition for WPS shared findings from their research conducted this year, which included input from Indigenous, migrant, refugee and diaspora communities.
Outcomes from the forum will help shape Australia’s ongoing implementation of the WPS National Action Plan.
As part of supporting the NAP, ACMC consistently promotes WPS in our capacity building and engagement across the Pacific and South East Asia.