17 November 2015
The Third Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security (Dialogue) was hosted on Thursday October 22nd by the National Committee for UN Women, the Australian Council for International Development (DFAT), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the ANU Gender Institute.
This year, the Dialogue bought together more than 100 participants from across government, civil society and academia to reflect on the impacts of the women, peace and security agenda as well as the progress of Australia’s National Action Plan (NAP). The Dialogue focused on country-specific panels discussing the implications of the women, peace and security movement and Australia’s NAP in Myanmar and Solomon Islands. The Dialogue also included a session featuring male leaders from Defence, Academia and Civil Society discussing what it means to be a male leader working on women, peace and security and a reflection on individual actions that can be taken to further the agenda.