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GAPS Newsletter: January 2019

Research & Resources

GAPS 2018 Shadow Report

On Monday 21 January, GAPS published its shadow report “Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2018”. In this report, GAPS assesses the 2018 Annual Report to Parliament by the UK Government and focuses on how the UK Government has used, and could have used, the first year of implementation for this National Action Plan (NAP) to lay a strong foundation for the full five years of the NAP.

Read more in GAPS’s news item here, and download the report by following this link.

Civil Society & Women, Peace & Security in Australia

In 2018, the Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security (WPS Coalition) brought together diverse women and civil society organisations to determine how best to strengthen civil society engagement during the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Australia’s second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The sixth Annual Civil Society Dialogue report provides clear recommendations on how to strengthen this engagement. 

Men, masculinities, conflict and peacebuilding in Afghanistan

International Alert, in partnership with the Peace Training and Research Organisation (PTRO) have launched their research report “Navigating Norms and Insecurity: men, masculinities, conflict and peacebuilding in Afghanistan”. The focus of this paper is how men and masculinities in Afghanistan have been shaped by – and themselves shape – conflict and peacebuilding, and what this means for the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. This focus comes out of an understanding that gender norms, roles and power dynamics are formed and play out in relation to each other, and that therefore promoting women’s empowerment also requires working with men and boys in a transformative manner.

Engaging with LGBT+ Advocates

Stonewall has published a guide on engaging with LGBT+ advocates for UK officials working abroad. This guide aims to complement the UK Government’s work to protect LGBT+ rights by highlighting the vital role that UK officials deployed abroad can play in advancing equality and supporting LGBT+ civil society. It provides best-practice examples and practical advice and addresses the common challenges that UK officials deployed abroad may face while working on LGBT+ rights .

Global Report on Trafficking

UNODC has released its 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. This edition of the report is based on information collected from 142 countries. It includes analysis of the impact of conflict on trafficking as well as the gendered impacts.


Ipsos Mori & King’s College London event for International Women’s Day

Join Ipsos Mori & King’s College London on Tuesday 5 March at 18:30 to discuss the shared responsibility to achieve a gender-balanced world, based on the 2019 International Women’s Day campaign #BalanceForBetter.

LSE Public Events & Lectures

Giving Peace a Chance: from the League of Nations to Greenham Common, Monday 14 January-Wednesday 17 April 2019

OUTing the past: Activist Founders, Friday 1 February 2019

In Memory of Naomi Hersi: the impalpable lives and history of queer and trans and intersex people of colour, Monday 4 February 2019

Emerging Issues in Women, Peace and Security, Tuesday 5 February 2019

The Protection of Refugees Living in Camps: the gap between law & practice, Wednesday 6 February 2019

Politics of Struggle: current issues in feminist knowledge production, Tuesday 12 February 2019

Global Security Cultures, Wednesday 20 February 2019

Peacemaking after the First World War, Monday 25 February 2019

Beyond Journeys: a dialogue with migrants & refugees, Wednesday 27 February 2019

Human Flow, Friday 1 March 2019

Protesting Inequalities, Saturday 2 March 2019

“These Dangerous Women”, Wednesday 6 March 2019


Women for Women International UK:

Programme Funding & Partnerships Manager, apply by Sunday 3 February

Conciliation Resources:

Project Manager: Central African Republic, apply by Monday 4 February

Pacific Programme Consultant: Melbourne, apply by Wednesday 6 February

Programme Director: Caucasus, apply by Monday 11 February

Project Manager: Caucasus, apply by Monday 11 February

Finance Officer, apply by Friday 22 February

International Rescue Committee:

Director of Communications, apply by Thursday 7 February

Senior Programme Development Adviser

Technical Adviser: Women’s Protection & Empowerment

Technical Adviser: Protection & Rule of Law

Technical Adviser: Reproductive Health


Head of Policy & Advocacy, apply by Friday 15 February

Gender Justice Consultancy: Kenya, apply by Wednesday 6 February

Women’s Rights & Economic Empowerment Manager: Rwanda, apply by Friday 8 February

World Vision UK:

Government Relations Manager, apply by Monday 11 February

ActionAid UK:

Senior Women’s Rights Campaign Specialist, apply by Monday 11 February

CARE International UK:

Programme Management Coordinator: Asia, apply by Thursday 7 February

Senior Advocacy & Policy Adviser: Humanitarian & Gender in Emergencies, apply by Wednesday 13 February

Senior Advocacy & Policy Adviser: Financial Inclusion, apply by Wednesday 13 February

Humanitarian Programme Management Coordinator, apply by Thursday 7 February


Policy & Advocacy Manager: Hargeisa, Somalia, apply by Sunday 10 February

Safeguarding Training Development Consultancy, apply by Friday 15 February

Better Aid Learning Adviser: South Sudan, apply by Monday 25 February

Project Officer: Juba, South Sudan, apply by Monday 25 February

Project Coordinator: Bentiu, South Sudan, apply by Thursday 28 February

Project Coordinator: Malakal, South Sudan, apply by Thursday 28 February

Crisis Action:

Campaign & Research Assistant, apply by Tuesday 5 February


Women in Conflict 1325 Fellowship

The Women in Conflict 1325 Fellowship is based will take place in Edinburgh from April 27th – May 4th 2019 (including travel days). This programme is open to applicants from the Middle East and North Africa, and applications can be submitted in Arabic or English. Read more about the programme and apply!

Trust, Diplomacy & Conflict Transformation Training

Registration is open for the University of Birmingham Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security training programme from 8-12 April 2019, “Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation”. This 5-day programme uses lectures, workshops, and role play simulations, for participants to gain practical insights into mediation and diplomacy in deeply adversarial settings. Learn more about the fees and the course here.

Fellowship Programme for Young African Women Leaders

The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2019 Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development Fellows Programme. The programme targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The programme equips fellows with world-class knowledge, skills, values, and networks. Applications are invited from young African women 19–25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora. Apply by Friday 22 February 2019.

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