International Engagement

international engagement

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) works as a conduit across national and global issues, to bring the voices of women from rural, regional and remote areas of Australia into national and international policy discussions, debates and agreements and to return the outcomes back to communities most affected by these agreements.   

Issues for Rural, Regional and Remote communities sit not only in the national agenda they are also present within a global agenda.  Working at the International Level allows for experiences to be shared, solutions to be sought, networks to be built and most importantly brings our women into the International Policy arena where monitoring and evaluation of human rights commitments take place.

The key areas of international engagement for NRWC are:

Quick Reference Documents

The Commission on the Status of Women

Beijing Platform for Action updates

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals

Generation Equality (2021 – 2022)

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 


CEDAW at a Glance

Key Gender and Climate change documents:

COP25 Gender Action Plan  

Gender & Climate Change FCCC/CP/2019/L.3 Conference of Paris Agreement


Australia and the SDGs

Report on the Sustainable Development Goals (Australia) 2018) DFAT UN High Level Forum on Sustainable Development (2018)