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In March 2012, the Australian Government launched the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018.
The Action Plan establishes a policy framework for a coordinated, whole of government approach to implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security as well as related resolutions. To this end, it outlines ‘what Australia will do, at home and overseas, to integrate a gender perspective into its peace and security efforts, protect women and girls’ human rights, and promote their participation in conflict prevention, management and resolution’.[16] The Action Plan is guided by five key thematic areas for conceptualising and organising activities in the implementation of the Government’s women, peace and security agenda: prevention; participation; protection; relief and recovery; and normative.[17]

The Government has committed to reporting to the Australian Parliament every two years on its progress in implementing the Action Plan. On 16 July 2014, the first progress report was released: 2014 Progress Report of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012—2018.


 

[16] Australian Government, Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012–2018 (2012), p3. At http://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/05_2012/aus_nap_on_women_2012_2018.pdf (viewed 7 October 2014).
[17] Australian Government, Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012–2018 (2012), p17. At http://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/05_2012/aus_nap_on_women_2012_2018.pdf (viewed 7 October 2014).