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GAPS Newsletter May 2021


Feminist Peace Series Magazine.

The first edition of the Feminist Peace Series from Women’s International Peace Centre provides various understanding of Feminist Peace with perspectives from practitioners, partners and colleagues in the field of peace building. Feminist Peace is that which takes into account the differential impact of conflict on women, girls and gender diverse people and profiles their voices, needs and perspective in all peacebuilding processes.

UK Government decisions to cut UK Aid are disproportionately falling on women and girls.

This cross-sector briefing outlines analysis and case studies of UK Aid programmes for gender equality which have been cut, and the impact of these decisions. Reduced support for areas including girls’ education, sexual and reproductive health and rights and humanitarian action will impact on women and girls and put lives at risk.

Conflict, Stability and Security Fund gender, peace and security: calls for bids 2021 to 2022.

Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) gender, peace and security portfolio calls for bids 2021 to 2022. Bid for funding projects on gender-transformative ways to manage natural resources, supporting women’s rights organisations, and including marginalised groups. Deadline is 10 June.

Research & Resources

GAPS Shadow Report 2020

In its Shadow Report, GAPS assesses the 2020 Annual Report to Parliament by the UK Government and focuses on how the UK Government has used, and could have used, the third year of implementation for this National Action Plan (NAP) to lay a strong foundation for the remaining years of the NAP. The report builds on previous GAPS documents (including previous annual shadow reports) which include analysis of, and recommendations for, the UK Government’s work on WPS.

Women 7 Summit Communique is live

Following the Women 7 Summit, Gender and Development Network published the W7 Communique which calls on the G7 to commit to, and fund the long-term transformative change needed to achieve Gender Equality. Its policy recommendations ensure that feminist perspectives, expertise of women’s rights organisations, and the lived realities of people of all genders are front and centre in the G7 process.

Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace

The report by LSE WPS and GAPS explores the intersection between Climate Security and women and girls’ right to peace – responding to an urgent need to explore how the WPS and Climate Change agendas relate. This report is based on interviews with practitioners, experts, academics and activists.

Peacebuilding and Ending SGBV Movements in South Sudan, Burundi, DRC and the Great Lakes Region

Over the years, women and women’s organisations have been at the core of advocating for the restoration of peace and an end to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in cyclic conflicts. This research study by Women’s International Peace Centre investigates the evolution of women-led efforts and women organising around peacebuilding and preventing & ending SGBV in DRC, South Sudan, Burundi and in the Great Lakes region.

Reflections on Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: Gains, Gaps & Goals by Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada

What has been achieved now that Canada’s second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (CNAP) in more than half-way through its implementation period? In this publication, WPSN-Canada members contributed short pieces addressing a wide range of issues related to the CNAP & Women Peace and Security.

Focus on the Frontlines: How the Grand Bargain can deliver on its promise to improve humanitarian aid?

A new position paper by IRC with a vision for the future of the Grand Bargain based on experience on the ground. The paper contributes to current discussions on the ‘Grand Bargain 2.0’ as envisaged in the recent proposal by the Facilitation Group.



Climate justice & conflict: Gender, peace and environmental rights – GAPS event

When:  6 July at 1pm. To save the date and register, click here

More details on the speakers will be announced shortly.

The Generation Equality Forum:  an opportunity for governments, multilaterals, and Civil Society to achieve the SDGs and advance Women Peace and Security.

Organised by the All-parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security and the All-Parliamentary Group on the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

When: Wednesday 9 June. To save the date and register, click here

More details on the speakers will be announced shortly.

A World in Revolution is an online feminist conference

Hosted by LSE Gender and LSE Middle East.

When: Thursday and Friday on 10 – 11 June

For more information, click here

Why do we need a decolonial feminism? A conversation with Nivedita Menon.

Organised by Goldsmiths, Sociology

When: Thursday 10 June

For more information, click here


Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy is calling women to register their expert profile, to empower women experts to diversify foreign and security processes, from conferences to delegations and expert meetings.

You can sign up here

Feminist Peace Series Magazine

Call for Articles for the Feminist Peace Series Magazine 2nd Edition.  Deadline 28 June

For information on submission and themes, click here

Jobs & Volunteering

ActionAid UK

Senior Web Analyst (Central London). Apply by 24 June

Amnesty International UK

Digital Marketing Specialist, (London EC2A / Initially remote).  Apply by 8 June

Tele-fundraising Manager (London EC2A / Initially remote).  Apply by 8 June

International Alert

Communications Officer (London or Hague). Apply by 13 June

Director of Programmes (London). Apply by 20 June.

Director of Resource Development – maternity cover. (London (UK), The Hague (Netherlands), DRC, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda or Tunisia).  Apply by 10 June

International Rescue Committee

Associate Director, Product Development and Operational Partnerships. (London)

High Value Assistant (London). Apply by 4 June

Oxfam GB

Impact Evaluation Adviser (Flexible). Apply by 13 June

Policy Advisor (Oxford). Apply by 7 June

Head of humanitarian actions. (Mali). Apply by 6 June


Global Operations Manager (London). Apply by 2 June

Plan UK

Senior Programme Development Manager (London). Apply by 6 June

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