Women, peace and security as an ASEAN priority

Davies, Sara E., Nackers, Kimberly, & Teitt, Sarah (2014) Women, peace and security as an ASEAN priority. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 68(3), pp. 333-355.

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The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and its member states have repeatedly professed their commitment to the protection and advancement of women’s economic and human rights. Such commitments have included the Declaration on the Advancement of Women in ASEAN in 1988, the ASEAN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 2004, and the ASEAN Declaration of Human Rights in 2012, as well as the establishment of the ASEAN Committee on Women in 2002 and the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Women and Children in 2009. However, none of these regional commitments or institutions expressly take up the core concern of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda set out in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 in 2000. ASEAN has no 1325 regional action plan and amongst the ASEAN membership, the Philippines is the only state that has adopted a 1325 National Action Plan (NAP). We explore the possible reasons for lack of ASEAN institutional engagement with 1325, outline the case for regional engagement, and suggest specific roles for ASEAN Secretariat, donor governments and individual member states to commit to UNSCR 1325 as a regional priority.

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ID Code: 74796
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue: Australia on the UN Security Council: Progressing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Keywords: women, peace and security, ASEAN, Political-Security Community, Violence Against Women, Conflict, Humanitarian situations
DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2014.902030
ISSN: 1465-332X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > International Relations (160607)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 07 Aug 2014 22:05
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 23:45

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