The GAPS Strategy 2023-2027
How we work:
Through our collective advocacy, campaigning, policy and research, GAPS highlights the realities of women, girls, and
marginalised groups living in conflict-affected countries to decision-makers and practitioners and promotes their meaningful
participation at all levels. Specifically;
We work in solidarity with women, girls and marginalised groups in the UK and globally to ensure our work is rooted
in rights, needs, and experiences.
We support our members and partners in their advocacy on WPS by identifying, building and managing relationships
with key stakeholders and creating channels of influence to decision-makers within government, parliament and civil
We amplify our members’ and partners’ collective analysis, research, resources and influence to highlight to decisionmakers the differing realities of women, girls, men, boys and gender and sexual minorities in conflict settings as well
as how gender inequality is a driver of conflict and make clear their needs and recommendations for peace.
We advocate for evidence-based changes in policies and practices that directly affect women and girls’ rights,
security and ability to live safe, peaceful and fulfilling lives.
We challenge policies and practices that undermine peace, perpetuate or exacerbate conflict, and do not consider
or uphold the rights of women and girls.
We collaborate with partners, members, governments, parliaments, multilateral institutions, international and local
CSOs, WROs and WLOs, NGOs, human rights defenders, and peacebuilders to achieve better policies and practices
for gender equality and women and girls’ rights.
We learn with members, partners and allies around the world lessons learned and best practices for advancing WPS.
We communicate clearly, openly, and democratically with our members, partners, government officials and ministers,
We commit to advancing a decolonising aid agenda rooted in intersectional feminism, inclusivity, anti-racism,
equality, and representation.
We ensure our work addresses both existing and emerging crises as well as priority issue areas such as climate
change, migration, and arms control.