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GAPS Newsletter: July 2018


FiLiA Feminist Conference 2018

20-21 October 2018
Salford, Greater Manchester

The FiLiA 2018 conference brings together sisters taking down patriarchy, fighting injustices across the world, fighting violence towards women, pay disparity, discrimination against refugees, racism, classism.

What’s feminism got to do with it?

Thursday 6 September 2018, 09:30-15:00
School of Economic Science, 11 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ

Join The Women’s Resource Centre at this London-focused event to explore feminism’s role in civil society and tackling violence against women and girls.

Calls for participation and opportunities

Call for Evidence – “Beyond Consultations” Project

GAPS, Women for Women International, Saferworld, Amnesty UK and Womankind Worldwide are conducting a research study titled “Beyond Consultations” looking at what constitutes meaningful participation/engagement with women human rights defenders and organisations, and how ongoing dialogues and one-off consultations can be done in fragile and conflict-affected states. The project will produce toolkits for meaningful consultation and analysis. We are really interested in your help to support a call for evidence of good practice examples where meaningful participation and consultations with women in FCAS has been done well and resulted in positive outcomes for the community. Please share examples of toolkits, guidance, frameworks, approaches or any other resources that governments, donors and INGOs in FCAS have used to listen to or meaningful connect with women they seek to support through their policy and advocacy work by Friday 31 August. Please contact Frances ( if you would like to speak to anyone in more detail about the research or if you have more valuable insights to share and would like to be more involved in the project.

Gender with Age Marker Training

You are invited to a practical session to learn about and use the revised Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender with Age Marker which will be facilitated by a trainer from GenCap at Plan International UK offices.

Please email Keren Simons ( to register for either of the following sessions on Monday 6 August 2018: Session 1, 09:30-12:30; Session 2, 14:00-17:00.

Global Network of Women Peacebuilders – Sustaining Peace

Join the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) survey on sustaining peace in 15 countries: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Burundi; Canada; Colombia; Liberia; Libya; Mali; Mexico; the Philippines; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Sweden; Syria; Ukraine.

This is a unique opportunity to bring local women’s voices, perspectives and experiences to the global policy discussions and on-the-ground work to achieve Sustainable Peace.
Provide your responses by Friday 31 August 2018.

Gender & Development Journal

The Gender and Development journal is seeking contributions for its next edition examining the theme of humanitarian action and crisis response through the lens of gender equality and women’s empowerment. This edition will be co-edited by UN Women in collaboration with its Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response Office.

Please send a paragraph outlining your proposal for an article in an email (no attachments) to Caroline Sweetman ( by 30 September 2018.

Research and resources

Written submission to Foreign Affairs Committee on FCO’s human rights work

Read the written evidence from Amnesty International UK, including on behalf of GAPS, submitted to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry.

Gender inclusion and peacebuilding

Conciliation Resources has launched two reports on the importance of gender inclusion to peacebuilding and how international and national actors can support it effectively. The report “Inclusion of gender and sexual minorities in peacebuilding” draws on case studies from Colombia and Nigeria and explores the barriers to, and benefits of, meaningful participation of gender and sexual minorities in peace processes. The report “Gendered political settlements” explores how gender inclusion is negotiated in elite-led peace processes and political settlements based on the analysis of three contexts: Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia.

Critical assessment of Afghanistan’s NAP

The Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organisation has published its assessment examining progress toward implementing Afghanistan’s NAP with a focus on the budgeting process for implementation.

Gender & Development Journal

The July 2018 issue of Gender and Development focuses on information and communications technologies (ICTs) from the perspective of women’s rights and gender justice.

WPS training resources

Inclusive Security have launched an expanded set of free online training resources on Women, Peace and Security available here.

Women as peacebuilders in Yemen

This research on women, conflict and peacebuilding in Yemen sought to build a detailed local picture of how women are affected by conflict and how they are engaging in conflict prevention, peace and stability activities to make recommendations for how external actors can provide support. The research was implemented by Social Development Direct with the Yemen Polling Centre and funded by the UK’s Conflict, Security and Stability Fund.


Womankind Worldwide:

Philanthropy Manager, apply by Tuesday 7 August

Policy & Programmes Officer, apply by Wednesday 8 August

Director of Policy & Communications, apply by Sunday 19 August

Women for Women International UK:

Fundraising & Marketing Assistant, apply by Sunday 5 August

Director – Women for Women International DE, based in Germany, apply by Sunday 19 August


Yemen Programme Manager, apply by Sunday 5 August

Yemen Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser, based in Yemen, apply by Sunday 12 August

Partnerships Development Manager, based in South Sudan, apply by Wednesday 22 August

International Rescue Committee:

Project Manager, apply by Monday 6 August

ActionAid UK:

Project Manager: Programme Quality & Assurance Procedures Development, apply by Thursday 2 August

Plan International UK:

Policy & Advocacy Advisor: Humanitarian, apply by Monday 20 August

Public Affairs Officer, apply by Monday 13 August

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist, apply by Monday 6 August

World Vision UK:

Senior Child Protection Programmes Adviser, apply by Friday 24 August


Gender Team Leader, based in Bangladesh, apply by Monday 6 August


GAPS provides the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security (APPG-WPS). The APPG-WPS holds events throughout the year that explore the situation for Women, Peace and Security around the world through thematic or country focuses. If you would like to be notified of upcoming events through the APPG-WPS, please inform us at

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