Welcome to our April wrap up.
This month, the GAPS team has been finalising the Shadow Report ahead of the Government’s Annual Report to Parliament where where they will present an update on their progress on Women, Peace and Security, alongside our own assessment. The Shadow Report is a direct response to the annual report and is an opportunity for GAPS to hold the Government to account on their WPS commitments. Read our 2020 Shadow Report to find out more.
GAPS has also been working closely with the Sexual Violence in Conflict Working Group to set out positions on the upcoming PSVI conference and ongoing consultations on a possible convention.
In April, GAPS held the APPG on Women, Peace and Security’s AGM to recruit and confirm Chairs and Officers. You can find out more about our APPG events on our website.
Finally, this month, we officially transferred hosts and are now being hosted by Saferworld. During this move, we began the recruitment process for a new Director! You can find out more about the Director role on our website.
Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: April 2022
For April, in which the United Kingdom has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Mali and Western Sahara, and on women, peace and security.
Feminist and Women’s Movements in the Context of Ending Violence against Women and Girls – Implications for Funders and Grant Makers (an External Literature Review)
While there is evidence that women’s rights organisations/movements are key to ending violence against women and girls, they are underresourced and underfunded. This paper presents an external literature review of these movements, and documents key concepts and frameworks that UN Trust Fund and partners can draw when making decisions on funding.
Centring care in Covid-19 economic recovery: a five-point care package
This briefing by the Gender and Development Network and Women’s Budget Group outlines the actions needed in five areas to centre care in Covid-19 economic recovery.
UK Leadership on Gender Equality Globally: A quantitative review
This analysis from CARE International and Development Initiatives provides a review of how the UK Government’s official development assistance have supported Gender Equality in the past decade and how it can be built on in future.
In case you missed it
The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security is hosting an panel discussion on Intersectionality in times of crisis. The event is being held on 18 May 2022 at 10AM BST. Register here.
This month, the Government passed the Nationality and Borders Bill. The Bill which will now become law, puts women and girls seeking protection from war and persecution at risk. Write to your local MP and ask them to repeal this act.
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