Institutionalising Women, Peace and Security

Analyses of Australia's Second National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) 2021-2031 (2021)

Our Monash GPS researchers provided thematic analyses of Australia's second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2021-2031). Themes covered in the report include: feminist credentials in the new NAP Australia, monitoring and evaluation, women's participation in peace processes, sexual and gender-based violence in fragile and conflicted-affected settings, countering and preventing violent extremism, inclusive economies, climate change, humanitarian action, stabilisation and disaster management, health emergencies, young women, and children.

Analyses of Australia's second national action plan (NAP) on women, peace and security (WPS) 2021-2031

Enhancing the Role of Military Gender Advisors

Investigators: Katrina Lee-Koo & Eleanor Gordon

Funder:  Australian Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grants Program


This project reviews the efficacy of military Gender Advisers (GENADs) within the Women, Peace and Security and Gender Perspective frameworks in both operations and internally to armed forces organisations. The review looks at successes, challenges and opportunities to develop the GENAD capability globally and draws from over 50 interviews with current and former GENADs and colleagues across the world.

A Global Review of the Development of Military Gender Advisor Capabilities

The Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda: ASEAN and the Region (2018)

Investigators: Katrina Lee-Koo & Sara Davies

Project Type: Background Paper


The purpose of this background paper is not just to introduce the WPS agenda and existing implementation strategies, but also to highlight the implementation strategies already employed in the region by ASEAN and other actors. In doing so it demonstrates the growing momentum for WPS engagement and the opportunities the region has for strong leadership in this area.

Background Paper: Implementation of WPS: ASEAN and the region

National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security: Eight Countries in Focus (2017-2018)

Investigators: Katrina Lee-Koo & Barbara Trojanowska

Funding Partner: The Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC)


The report provides a comparative analysis of seventeen NAPs to identify best practice and emerging approaches to engaging increasingly complex global realities. It begins with an analysis of the global issues that challenge WPS implementation, follow by a technically focused comparative analysis of the details of NAPs. The annexes provide the reader with ready-access to the specific of each NAP, coded by  issues, country, and feature.

Report: NAPs on WPS: Eight Countries in Focus

Annual Civil Society Report Cards on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015-2017)

Investigators: Katrina Lee-Koo (Third and Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Cards), Hannah Jay, Luke Johnson & Barbara Trojanowska (Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Card)

Project Type: Civil Society Reports


This project draws upon analysis of civil society views to produce the annual shadow report of the Australian Government’s implementation of its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. It addresses the themes of Government-civil society engagement, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and overall impact. Using data gathered through online submissions and at the Annual Civil Society Dialogue, this Report seeks to provide overview, analysis and recommendations of Australia’s engagement with the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Card

Third Annual Civil Society Report Card

Other Publications

Discussion Paper: WPS in Asia Pacific: Emerging Issues in NAPs for WPS