Skip to main content


Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2021–2031 one-pager


Australia will make the most of the transformative potential of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, by placing women’s meaningful participation at the centre of all our efforts to protect and promote women’s and girls’ human rights, prevent and resolve conflict and establish enduring peace.


  • A ‘do no harm’ approach
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • A human rights-based approach
  • Recognising and responding to diverse experiences


  1. Supporting women’s meaningful participation and needs in peace processes
    • Increasing women’s participation in conflict prevention
    • Increasing women’s participation in all peace processes
  2. Reducing sexual and gender-based violence
    • Reducing harmful gender norms
    • Increasing women’s and girls’ safety and security
    • Increasing access to justice
  3. Supporting resilience, crisis, and security, law and justice efforts to meet the needs and rights of all women and girls
    • Security, law and justice responses
    • Preventing and countering violent extremism
    • Humanitarian action, stabilisation and disaster management
  4. Demonstrating leadership and accountability for WPS
    • Australia demonstrates global leadership
    • Australia demonstrates accountability for results

We will strengthen implementation by:

  • increasing women’s participation and leadership in the peace and security sector
  • building knowledge and capabilities
  • using evidence-based approaches
  • strengthening our partnership with civil society

Implementation plans are delivered by:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Civil-Military Centre
Back to top