Resources on this page are organised by topic.
Some ideas for getting started
- WILPF Australia Research Report – Militarisation in Australia: Normalisation and Mythology, May 2021.
- Radio interview with WILPF’s Barb O’Dwyer and Ludmilla Kwitko on the state of militarisation in Australia, 3CR 855AM Community Radio, 5 June 2021
- Breaking Through the Addiction to Weapons: Feminist Critiques of Militarism, webinar providing WILPF’s on-the-ground analyses and insights from five countries: Australia, Aotearoa, Germany, Italy and Japan, 26 May 2021.
Reaching Critical Will (RCW) is the international disarmament programme of WILPF and provides a wide range of resources.
RCW leads WILPF’s analysis and advocacy for disarmament, the reduction of global military spending and militarism, and the investigation of gendered aspects of the impact of weapons and of disarmament processes.
- Bringing feminist perspectives to disarmament
- The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty: A resource guide for WILPF, March 2018. Suggestions for action in working with governments and others in civil society to ensure the Treaty’s rapid and effective implementation.
- Gender, weapons, and power: the importance of feminism for disarmament, 13 December 2018.
Letters, Submissions, Statements, Discussion Papers
- WILPF Australia Media Release – WILPF Australia calls for urgent public scrutiny into Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines, 16 September 2021
- Draft Letter – for use by WILPF members to lobby their local MPs and Senators re Afghanistan
- WILPF Australia Letter to Minister Payne re Afghanistan, 18 August 2021
- WILPF Australia Letter to Foreign Minister Payne re Korea,15 July 2021
- WILPF Australia submission to IPAN Peoples Inquiry 2021, 31 May 2021
- WILPF Australia Letter to Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Opposition, supporting Labor’s position on the TPNW, 28 December 2020
- WILPF Australia Letter to Prime Minister calling on Australia to sign the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), 29 October 2020
- WILPF Australia Letter to Editor Sydney Morning Herald re Australian Defence Force (ADF) Domestic Deployment Law, 19 August 2020
- WILPF Australia Letter to Prime Minister re US Troops in Darwin, 31 May 2020
- WILPF GDAMS Statement – How to Demilitarize Global and Local Crisis Action (1 page), 05 May 2020
- WILPF GDAMS Statement – How to Demilitarize Global and Local Crisis Action, 05 May 2020 (2 page)
- WILPF Australia Statement for ICAN Choosing Humanity publication, 16 April 2020
- WILPF Australia Letter to Prime Minister re Iran and Working for Peace in Middle East, 13 February 2020
- WILPF Australia Letter to Prime Minister re Gun Control Laws, 09 September 2019
- Choosing Humanity: Why Australia must join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), July 2019
- WILPF Australia Letter to Defence Minister re Korea Peace and Lifting Sanctions, 22 July 2019
- WILPF Australia Letter to Prime Minister re Christchurch Massacre, 20 March 2019
- WILPF Australia Statement on Aust Govt Arms Industry Program, 06 February 2018
- WILPF Australia Response to Foreign Affairs White Paper, 30 March 2018
- WILPF Australia Statement on Aust Govt Arms Industry Program, 6 February 2018
- WILPF Australia Letter to Prime Minister re Korea and Women’s Peace Efforts, 22 January 2018
- WILPF Australia Submission re Draft Labor National Platform, 2018
- WILPF Australia Submission re Foreign Policy White Paper, 2017
- WILPF Australia Response to Defence White Paper, 2016
- WILPF Australia Submission re Defence White Paper, 2015
Webinars and Podcasts
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki Webinar 2021, 5 August 2021. Presented by Brisbane Peace Groups – WILPF Qld, Friends of the Earth, and Just Peace.
Ideas for getting started
- PeaceWomen is the Women, Peace and Security Programme of WILPF. The RCW website features information about women peace leaders, WILPF’s monitoring of the United Nations Security Council and other UN fora, and contains almost 30,000 resources on issues of gender, peace and security in its Resource Centre.
- Towards a Feminist Security Council, WILPF website
- What You Can Do, PeaceWomen website
- The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security is a non-partisan and independent coalition of civil society organisations, networks and individuals working to advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Australia, Asia and the Pacific region and globally.
- WILPF Australia WPS 2020 Webinar Series was held to build understanding and awareness of the WPS agenda and to help inform discussion and action on how to promote and support women’s meaningful participation in building sustainable peace.
- Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012 – 2018, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government, 2012
Letters, Submissions, Statements, Discussion Papers
- 2020 Women, Peace and Security Civil Society Open Letter, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOPWG) 2 October 2020
- Working Together for Equality: Australia NGO Caucus. Beijing+25 Review, October 2019
- WILPF Australia Submission on 2nd WPS National Action Plan, 30 July 2018
- 2018 Strengthening the Engagement of Australian Civil Society in Australia’s Second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. Sixth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security, 2018
- 2017 Listening to Women’s Voices And Making The Connections To The Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Fifth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security, 2017
- Women Shape the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Roundtable Discussion Summary. Australian Civil Society Coalition for Women, Peace and Security, 23 November 2017
- Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, 2016
- Third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, 2015
- WILPF Australia Submission to UN Global Study on Women, Peace and Security, 2015
- WILPF Australia PeaceWomen Awards, May 2015
- Second Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, 2014
- 2013 Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, 2013
Webinars and Podcasts
Note: Intern Reports are research papers. WILPF does not necessarily endorse their findings.
- Women and Peace: An Investigation into the Obstacles to and Triumphs of Women’s Participation in Peace Processes. Micaela Burgess, Sarinah Golden, Madeleine Midgley and Carmen Thomsen, University of Queensland
- WILPF: Australia on the UN Security Council: An Evaluation of Outcomes for Australia and Women in Conflict, Harriet Smith, University of Queensland, 2015
- IHL, IHRL and Complementarity: A Feminist Approach, Jane Bowness, University of Queensland, 2015
- WILPF Australia Intern Webinar – IHL, IHRL and Complementarity – a Feminist Approach, December 2015
- WILPF Australia Research Internship Program, overview, 2015
- Winners All – Cooperative games for all ages. Non Violence and Children’s Working Group, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Religious Society of Friends
- WILPF Documenting and Analysing Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis, April 2020
- Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women website
- WILPF Australia – What Can One Woman Do to Bring About a Sustainable Global Peace? Stories from Aiustralian women who have a passion for being part of the solution. Ebook, October 2020
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