WPSAC’s mission is not only to progress the UN’S Women, Peace and Security agenda but also to extend and challenge it, with the overall objective of using feminist analyses to end violence and militarism at home and abroad.
Terms of Reference
WPSAC was formed:
- to raise awareness and promote knowledge of the WPS agenda in Australia and abroad;
- to facilitate productive collaboration between academic and civil society to progress, extend and challenge the WPS agenda; and
- to meet as needed and conduct research, reporting and monitoring activities to progress, extend and challenge the WPS agenda, with particular reference to the Australian National Action Plan for the implementation of UNSCR 1325.
- To undertake activities that will raise awareness and promote knowledge of the WPS agenda, while challenging and extending its core concepts and provisions, within Australia and abroad.
- To monitor activities in key areas pertinent to the WPS agenda at both the domestic and international levels.
- To hold the Australian government accountable for commitments made during the campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.
- To identify key gaps in the Australian National Action Plan for the implementation of UNSCR 1325.
- To develop strategies and activities to supplement the National Action Plan in key areas.