National Action Plan


Launched: 2012 Expires: 2018
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  • Led by government’s Women, Peace, and Security Inter Departmental Working Group
  • Involved extensive engagement with civil society before and during NAP development
  • Mandates government report to Parliament every two years on implementation progress


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Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security

2014 Second Annual Civil Society Report Card: Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security

In early 2015, the Steering Committee for Australia’s Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security released this report card on the country’s implementation of its national action plan during 2014. The report includes analysis of the NAP’s goals, as well as department-specific activities. It offers key recommendations to the government, such as developing deeper partnerships with civil society organizations; appointing a senior-level women, peace, and security focal point in each department; and including qualitative and quantitative data in reporting.

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George Washington University

Women in Peace and Security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325: Literature Review, Content Analysis of National Action Plans, and Implementation

In May 2014, the Institute for Global and International Studies at George Washington University released this detailed review of 40 of the 42 national action plans in existence at the time. The report also assessed the status of goals related to women, peace, and security more broadly.

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Government of Australia

2014 Progress Report: Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2012-2018)

Regular reporting of progress and challenges regarding national action plan implementation encourages transparency and keeps a government accountable to the commitments it makes. This is the Australian government's first progress report on the country's NAP. It includes two case studies on how Australia is advancing women, peace, and security in the Pacific region and also outlines the government's next steps in strengthening the NAP's implementation.

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Humanitarian Advisory Group

August 2013 Annual Civil-Society Report Card On Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security

This report is the result of Australia’s inaugural Annual Civil-Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security, which convened key national action plan stakeholders and civil society to discuss progress and challenges associated with implementation.

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

In 2010, representatives of Australian civil society organizations, academic institutions, and UNIFEM (now UN Women) Australia produced this report advocating for an Australian national action plan for UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

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