Civil society, research centres and networks

If your organisation is working on or interested in the UN’s ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda and you would like it to be listed below, please email Laura Shepherd or tweet @drljshepherd.

1325 Australia: A project of WILPF Australia engaging Australian women with the implementation of UNSCR 1325.

Border Crossing Observatory: Research centre based at Monash University. Provides independent, interdisciplinary research on borders and security. With a focus on the complex local and globalised processes of border crossings, their causes and consequences, the aim of the Observatory is to enhance scholarly and public policy debates about crime and justice, governance and peacebuilding at state, regional and international levels.

Centre for Refugee Research: Research centre based at the University of New South Wales focussing on international refugee flows, internally displaced people, forced migration and resettlement issues.

PeaceWomen: Facilitates engagement, monitors and encourages dialogue with the UN in relation to the WPS agenda.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF): Pursuing peace since 1915.

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security: Advocates at the UN for progress on the WPS agenda.

Gender, Peace and Security Research Hub: Aims to provide researchers, policy shapers, and practitioners with the evidence needed to advance their work and contribute to increasing women’s security and improve the gender responsiveness of peacebuilding policies, programmes and institutions.

International Centre for Gender, Peace and Security: Aims to strengthen intellectual leadership in the field of gender, peace and security and build a global community practice.

GAPS (UK): Gender Action for Peace and Security, an expert working group of peace and development NGOs, academics and grassroots peace builders.

Amnesty International (Australia): In 2013, the Australian, USA and UK offices of Amnesty International are prioritising the empowerment, capacity building and protection of women in Afghanistan.

Women, Peace and Security Research Institute (RIWPS): A research institute that promotes peace and security in Afghanistan and incorporates the perspective of women.

Young Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (YWILPF) Australia: A global movement of young women involved in and supporting the objectives of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

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