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GAPS is a membership network of UK based organisations. The network consists of human rights, women’s rights, girls’ rights, humanitarian, development and peacebuilding NGOs. GAPS works closely with our membership on a coordinated Women, Peace and Security programme to support the aims of GAPS and achieve our strategy.

GAPS also works with partners outside of the UK, this includes; international Governments on developing their National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. This has included the Governments of Canada, Germany and the Netherlands as well as the League of Arab States and the UN Women facilitated Women Peace and Security Focal Points Network.


ActionAid is a leading development NGO which works to eliminate poverty by working on HIV and AIDS, international aid, economic justice, women’s rights, education, emergencies and conflicts.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is human rights NGO which works to protect human rights worldwide wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.


CARE fights poverty and injustice in 86 countries around the world to help the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty.

International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee is a humanitarian organisation which responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.


Saferworld is a peacebuilding NGO which works with governments and civil society internationally to research, promote and implement strategies that work to prevent violent conflict and build lasting peace.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation working in more than 40 countries around the world, many of which are the most fragile. Mercy Corps empowers people to survive crises, build better lives and transform their communities — and the world — for good.


Formed in 1915, WILPF is an international non-profit anti-war organisation that brings women together to oppose conflict, violence and global militarisation.


Womankind is an international women’s human rights charity working with grassroots organisations to help women transform their lives in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Women for Women International

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

UK National Committee for UN Women

The UK National Committee for UN Women is the voice and champion of UN Women in the UK.

Northern Ireland Women's Platform

NIWEP represents the UK on the European Women’s Lobby with partners in England, Scotland and Wales and works with sister organisations in Ireland and across Europe.


SecurityWomen is an advocacy and research based non-profit organisation calling for more awareness of gender equality issues within the security sector and for women’s greater participation globally, as part of the implementation of UNSCR 1325.

Conciliation Resources

Conciliation Resources is an international organisation committed to stopping violent conflict and creating more peaceful societies.

International Alert

International Alert is an independent peacebuilding organisation that works with people and communities directly affected by conflict.


Oxfam is a globally renowned aid and development organisation with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in 94 countries worldwide.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is a humanitarian and development organisation working with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in 29 countries worldwide. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations seeking to eradicate extreme poverty and create lasting change.

Peace Direct

Peace Direct is an international NGO dedicated to shifting power and resources in favour of local peacebuilders, which it does through partnerships in 14 conflict-affected countries, research, communications and advocacy.

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