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GAPS’ policy work is integral to our advocacy.

In partnership with members and other organisations, we regularly produce policy and campaign documents that reflect on our work with the UK government and broader Women, Peace and Security policy.

These include policy briefings, reports and recommendations. These documents can be found below.

Documents

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Experts’ Meeting: Sexual Violence in Conflict and the UK’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda – Chairs’ Summary

One year after the conclusions of the UN’s High Level Review on Women, Peace and Security, we, along with the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and Women for Women International (UK) held a series of roundtables on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the UK’s Women, Peace and Security work.  This Chairs’ Summary outlines the Experts’ recommendations.

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Assessing UK Government Action in 2016: GAPS Women, Peace and Security Shadow Report

In this new report GAPS welcomes the 2016 annual report to Parliament by the UK Government, analyses the UK’s Women, Peace and Security work over the past year and makes recommendations for the upcoming new UK National Action Plan (NAP).

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Three years too many: the impact of conflict for women and girls in South Sudan

As the civil war in South Sudan enters into its fourth year, the levels of displacement, insecurity and violence are reaching unprecedented levels. The majority of the displaced are women and girls, who continue to bear the brunt of thed armed conflict. More is needed from the international community to achieve safety, protection, empowerment and long-lasting peace for women and girls in South Sudan. In line with its commitments to WPS, we urge the UK government to immediately undertake the recommendations outlined in this paper.

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Next Steps for the New, Forward Looking NAP 2018+

GAPS has developed feedback on the UK’s midline evaluation of its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAP).  This will feed into the UK’s development of it’s upcoming NAP: NAP 2018+.

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Supporting Syria and the Region 2016 Conference – GAPS & GADN Joint Position Paper

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GAPS Report: Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2015

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GAPS Submission to the Lords Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict

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GAPS Position Paper on the High Level Review

 

 

 

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World Humanitarian Summit – GAPS joint position paper with GADN and InterAction

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GAPS-BAAG Policy Paper: Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

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Turning Promises Into Progress – Gender equality and rights for women and girls. Section 1, Part 2: Women, Peace and Security

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Syria Conflict Fourth Anniversary – GAPS Position Paper to UK government

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Turning Promises Into Progress – Gender equality and rights for women and girls – lessons learnt and actions needed (summary briefing)

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Turning Promises Into Progress – Gender equality and rights for women and girls – lessons learnt and actions needed (full report)

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Supporting Women’s Rights and Peace in Afghanistan (case study)

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Afghan Women’s Network Political Participation Protest Press Release

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Northern Ireland Inquiry since the Peace Agreement – Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform Summary Report

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GAPS-BAAG (British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group) Women’s Rights Paper for the London Development Conference

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GAPS Organisational Strategy 2014-2017

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UK NAP Workshop in Somaliland, hosted by GAPS and CARE International

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GAPS Final Response to the 2014-17 UK National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325

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UK NAP Workshop in Myanmar, hosted by GAPS, Oxfam and WON

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GAPS briefing on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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GAPS Position Paper on NATO Summit – Afghanistan Recommendations

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GAPS Gender, Peace and Security Workshop and Parliamentary Event Report

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UK NAP Workshop in Afghanistan, hosted by GAPS, WfWI and AWN

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Associate Parliamentary Group Briefing on the UK government National Action Plan Development

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UK National Action Plan Workshop 3 – Bilateral Section

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Associate Parliamentary Group Briefing on the 2013 UK National Action Plan Report to Parliament

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GAPS UK Thematic Briefing Paper on Resourcing National Action Plans

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UK National Action Plan Workshop 2 – Participation and Relief and Recovery

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UK National Action Plan Workshop 1 – Prevention and Protection

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GAPS response to the 2011-2013 UK National Action Plan review and the development of the 2014-2017 UK National Action Plan

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GAPS recommendations for the 2014-2017 UK National Action Plan

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Associate Parliamentary Group Submission to the International Development Select Committee on Violence Against Women and Girls

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Putting Women’s Rights Into the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) GAPS Report

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Women, Peace and Security Toolkit for the UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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GAPS and Gender and Development Network Recommendations for the Building Stability Overseas Strategy

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