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GAPS Newsletter: January 2023

GAPS January Newsletter

Welcome to our January Newsletter. We hope you have had a good start to the year.

January has been an opportunity for GAPS to prepare and plan for the year ahead, with key national and global moments upcoming, including the launch of the UK National Action Plan on WPS and the Commission on the Status of Women.

January has also seen worrying developments on the situation in Afghanistan, with reprisals against women and girls and women-led civil society continuing. At the end of 2022, we saw the Taliban ban female staff from working in national and international NGO’s and on the 14th of January, former MP Mursal Nabizada was killed in her home in Kabul. GAPS continues to be in contact with partners and members and is advocating collectively for the UK government and international actors to take action in partnership with women-led civil society.

January Reads

Monthly Action Points (MAP)for the Security Council: Jan 2023

For January, in which Norway has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Lybia, Syria and Yemen, as well as the thematic agenda item women, peace and security. 

Death in Slow Motion: Women and Girls under Taliban Rule

This research by Amnesty International highlights what life is like for women and girls’ in Afghanistan in one year of Taliban rule, providing recommendations to a range of authorities in Afghanistan, including the de facto authorities, donors, and the international community. 




“They are the revolution”: Afghan women fighting for their future under the Taliban rule

This report highlights the achievements of 16 women human rights defenders in Afghanistan, serving as a reminder of how much Afghan women have achieved over the last 20 years despite political instability and conflict and the heightened risks that they now face under the present regime.


Saferworld’s Warpod episode 18: Protecting civilians in Iraq

Listen to the first Warpod podcast of 2023 that discusses the Global Public Policy Institute’s Report on prevention efforts that hinder future harms rather than mitigating the effects of past violations.



Breaking the silence: The ten most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2022

This report from CARE brings a focus to the crises that received the least media attention over the course of 2022. In 2022, for the first time since the report began publishing annually in 2016, all ten f the most under-reported humanitarian crises were in Africa.

IRC 2023 Emergency Watchlist 

This report by the International Rescue Committee provides an assessment of the 20 countries at greatest risk of new humanitarian emergency each year.  The set of 20 countries provides a unique lens to understand the global humanitarian situation. Unprecedented levels of need are concentrated within the small number of watchlist countries.



In case you missed it

GAPS is hiring a Policy, Advocacy and Communications Officer! This is a great role for someone interested in supporting policy and advocacy on gender equality, peace and security. Find out more and apply by 23:59 on 31st Jan 2023.

Job Board

Action Aid
EU Women’s Rights and Migration Advocacy Advisor, (Brussels). Apply by 10 Feb.

Economic Justice Lead – Global, (Johannesburg, Nairobi, London). Apply by 7 Feb.

Amnesty International
Multiple Global Roles

CARE International
Senior Programme Development Specialist, (London). Apply by 5 Feb.

(Senior) Climate Change and Resilience Advisor, (London/flexible). Apply by 30 Jan.

Social Media Manager, (London). Apply by 20 Feb.

Bilingual Integration Officer – Arabic Speaking, (multiple roles and locations).

Digital Content and SEO Officer, (London or remote). Apply by 7 Feb.

Programme Award Officer – French/English Speaker (multiple roles, London).

IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Anti-racism and Solidarity) co-ordinator, (London or other Saferworld Location). Apply by 9 Feb.

Mid-Term Review of ‘Advancing Women’s Engagement’ in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, (remote). Apply by 1 Feb.

Legal Action Worldwide
Head of Advocacy Policy and Research, (Geneva). Apply by 3 Feb.

Conciliation Resources 

Programme Officer, South Caucasus, (London). Apply by 6 Feb.


Multiple global roles

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