Women Organising for an Australian National Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325

Sunday, August 1, 2010
Carole Shaw, Anuradha Mundkur, Meghan Cooper
Peacewomen Comment: 

This resource was submitted as part of the 1325+10 PeaceWomen initiative to compile a repository of papers dealing with a broad range of issues around the implementation of 1325, as part of the Women, Peace and Security: From Resolution to Action Geneva High-Level Consultation 15-16 September 2010, Geneva.

The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the Australian experience of seeking a National Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325. This article will both reflect past advocacy on this issue, outline key legal frameworks and use the Australian national consultation on the Beijing Platform for Action 15 year review as a recent cast study to reflect current opinion on contemporary issues of women and armed conflict as it pertains to the Australian context.

This article will endeavor to establish a context of UN SCR 1325 in Australia, followed by an evaluation of the discussions held with Australian women across the country.

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Australian NAP 1325, Shaw Mundkur Cooper, Aug 2010