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Monday, 23 November 2015
Page: 8636


Senator LUDLAM (Western AustraliaCo-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (15:56): I, and also on behalf of Senator Moore move:

That the Senate—

(a) celebrates the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325);

(b) recognises that women and girls are disproportionately affected by armed conflict, and that women's participation in peace processes is vital to international peace and security;

(c) notes the inadequate implementation of UNSCR 1325 internationally, despite repeated commitments from parties to the resolution;

(d) calls:

(i) for the prioritisation of 'women, peace and security' programming in Australian aid delivery, and

(ii) on the Australian Government to update the Senate on concrete actions it has taken to implement UNSCR 1325; and

(e) notes the current independent interim review of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-18.