GAPS Position Paper: Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016

As the UK prepares to co-host the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016, GAPS is calling on the Government to ensure that the rights and needs of women and girls are prioritised in line Women, Peace and Security commitments and international humanitarian law.

The Conference, which begins on 4th February in London, aims “to raise significant new funding to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of those affected” by the Syrian crisis, and is co-hosted by the UK along with Germany, Kuwait, Norway, and the United Nations.

GAPS members are concerned that the Conference fails to highlight the needs and experiences of Syrian women and that their voices remain largely unheard. The conflict has had a devastating impact on women and girls and our members continue to work with and support them.

Our new position paper, co-authored with the Gender and Development Network (GADN), sets out ten recommendations to the UK Government to ensure that Syrian women and girls. You can read it here.

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