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GAPS Newsletter: February 2019

GAPS Newsletter: February 2019

Research & Resources

Global Britain in the United Nations

Read UNA-UK‘s latest report “Global Britain in the United Nations“, the outcome of a research project by academics from the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Southampton on behalf of the United Nations Association. The report includes recommendations for the UK to demonstrate its added value to the United Nations and adopt a principled and values-driven foreign policy in order to maintain its current influence after it leaves the EU.

Peace talks in Afghanistan

Read the Afghan Women’s Network’s public statement on the Doha Peace Talks including a call for firm and explicit guarantees that Afghan women’s gains are protected in any peace process. This builds on their previous statement calling for fair and lasting peace, which requires the full, equal and meaningful participation of women.

Women Human Rights Defenders

Read this report from the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of women human rights defenders. Women human rights defenders often face additional and different risks and obstacles that are gendered, intersectional and shaped by entrenched gender stereotypes and deeply held ideas and norms about who women are and how women should be. The report contains recommendations and examples of good practices to support the building of diverse, inclusive and strong movements of women human rights defenders, and recommendations addressed to all stakeholders to ensure that women defenders are supported and strengthened to promote and protect human rights.

The Human Rights Defender Hub at the University of York has published a policy brief titled “Gender, Intersectionality, and Security” that examines how gender and intersectionality affect women human rights defenders’ risks, the issues they face, and their experiences of security and protection.



A list of all the parallel events is available in the NGO CSW63 Forum Handbook.

GAPS – along with GAPS members Women for Women International UK, Womankind Worldwide, Saferworld and Amnesty International UK – will host the event “Beyond Consultations: A tool for meaningfully consulting with women in fragile and conflict-affected states” on Wednesday 13 March, 14:30-16:00 in the Blue Room, 4 W 43rd Street, New York.

GAGE, ODI, DFID and UNICEF are hosting the event “Gender- and adolescent-responsive social protection: unleashing the potential of social protection for adolescent girls and women” on Tuesday 12 March, 10:00-11:15 in Conference Room 1, UN Headquarters.


Next Generation Gender, Peace & Security Symposium

Women In International Security has opened applications for the 2019 Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security Symposium. The Symposium will convene an international cohort of 20-24 graduate students and young professionals for a 5-day programme in November 2019, examining international security challenges from a gender perspective.


Women for Women International UK:

Head of Policy & Advocacy, apply by Sunday 3 March 2019

Director of Fundraising & Marketing, apply by Tuesday 12 March 2019

Conciliation Resources:

Project Manager – South Asia, apply by Monday 4 March 2019

PA – Executive Management Team, apply by Tuesday 5 March 2019

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, apply by Tuesday 19 March 2019

International Rescue Committee:

Senior Programme Development Advisor

Learning & Training Manager

Policy Advisor – Women’s Protection & Empowerment, apply by Friday 1 March

Technical Advisor – Women’s Protection & Empowerment

ActionAid UK:

Head of Corporate Partnerships, apply by Sunday 3 March

Strategic Funding Specialist, apply by Sunday 10 March

Plan International UK:

Grants Finance Specialist, apply by Monday 4 March

Programme Management Specialist, apply by Monday 4 March

End Period Shame Campaigns Manager, apply by Wednesday 6 March

World Vision UK:

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer, apply by Thursday 7 March


Head of Policy & Advocacy, apply by Monday 4 March

Gender Advisor, apply by Friday 15 March

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom:

Finance Manager, apply by Thursday 7 March

International Alert:

Executive Director, apply by Thursday 7 March 2019

Research Consultant – Tunisia, apply by Sunday 10 March 2019

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