GAPS Newsletter: November 2020

Updates

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The 25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. On the 20th December 1993, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through resolution 48/104, this was followed by resolution 54/134 which was adopted on the 7th February 2000 and officially designated the 25th November as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women aims to apply the rights and principles with regard to equality, security, liberty, integrity and dignity of all human beings to women. This month, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the international community to continue to work to end the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence, read his speech here.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 25th November –International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women kicked off ‘The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’, an international campaign originated and used by activists around the world as an organising strategy to call for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls. to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. The UN supports this civil society-led campaign through the UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign, the theme for this year is Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!


Research & Resources

UNSCR 1325 at 20 years: Perspectives from Feminist Peace Activists and Civil Society

Through a series of global interviews, consultations, and meetings with feminist peace activists, in this report WILPF documented an assessment of the past 20 years of implementation of UNSCR 1325. This report finds that there are three primary challenges to progress on Women, Peace and Security: militarism and militarisation; the patriarchal and political underpinnings of the agenda; and lack of accountability for implementation.

Moving More Money to the Drivers of Change: How bilateral and multilateral funders can resource feminist movements

This report by AWID and Mama Cash contains key practice-based insights on how funding modalities can succeed in providing sustained and direct resources to feminist movements in all their richness, boldness and diversity. In this report, they critically make the distinction between direct funding that intentionally delivers resources to feminist movements in the Global South and funding that is more generally focused on women and girls.

The Future of Advocacy

This brief by the Women’s Major Group summarises their findings on how feminists are adapting their advocacy tools in response to a virtual world when not everyone is online. This briefing will support their members and allied feminist networks in continuing to adapt their advocacy to ever-changing circumstances as well as raise important questions around inclusivity, systemic barriers, and the future of advocacy.

Women, Peace & Security in Action 2019-2020

This report by UN Women demonstrates their work on Women, Peace, and Security in 2019, possibilities of Women, Peace and Security work and the growing capacity to bridge immediate crises with interventions and strategies for prevention and peacebuilding that last for the long term. Read in full here.

NGOWG-WPS Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the November 2020 edition of their Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council. For November, in which Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the NGOWG-WPS’ MAP provides recommendations on Central African Republic, Libya and Yemen. Read in full here.

Cyber Violence Against Women & Girls

This report by CYBERSAFE as part of their ‘Changing Attitudes among teenagers on Cyber Violence against Women and Girls’ project addresses cyberviolence against women and girls that is gender-based. This report specifically looks at cyber violence that happens because of the gender of the victim.

Affirming Rights, Accelerating Progress & Amplifying Action: Monitoring SDG 3

This report by ARROW monitors the progress of Government commitments towards Agenda 2030 in relation to women’s health and wellbeing, in particular around universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. This report draws on secondary data to provide a comparison and measure progress pertaining to women’s health across 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

16 Days Campaign 2020 Toolkit

This 16 Days of Activism toolkit by Graduate Women International aims to raise awareness about and advocate for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence in public and private spheres through a united, global voice and to guide the reader along the path to strategic advocacy against gender-based violence. Read it here.


Events

Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Hosted by the Institute of International Relations, Prague

When:  9:45 – 11.00 GMT, Friday 4 December

For more information, click here.

Women of Colour Working in Emergencies (WeCiE) Festival

Hosted by WeCie

When: Monday 23 November – Saturday 5 December

For more information, click here.

16 Days of Activism: Building Back Better from COVID-19

Hosted by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

When: 13:00-14:30 GMT, Wednesday 9 December

For more information, click here.

The European Arms Trade is a Feminist Issue – and What We Can Do About It

Hosted by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

When: 12:00-13:30 GMT, Thursday 10 December

For more information, click here.


Opportunities

NGO CSW65 Forum

Application for Parallel Event, apply by Monday 14 December

For more information and to apply, click here.

UN Democracy Fund

Call for proposals, apply by Tuesday 1 December

For more information and to apply, click here.

Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

The Rapid Response Window on Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

For more information and to apply, click here.


Jobs & Volunteering

Amnesty International UK

Campaign Manager – Mat cover (Belfast)

CARE International UK

Fundraising Trustee (London), apply by Monday 7 December

Corporate Fundraiser (London), apply by Wednesday 16 December

Conciliation Resources

Papua New Guinea Programme Officer (Melbourne), apply by Friday 11 December

Pacific Programme Director (Melbourne), apply by Friday 4 December

Finance Officer (Melbourne), apply by Sunday 20 December

International Rescue Committee

Digital & Brand Manager (London), apply by Wednesday 2 December

Director, Global analytics (New York or London)

Legal Action Worldwide

Project Manager – Sri Lanka, apply by Tuesday 8 December

Freelance Security Advisor, apply by Friday 18 December

Mercy Corps

Communication and Advocacy Advisor (Goma)

Assistant Program Officer, Crisis Analytics (Edinburgh or The Hague), apply by Sunday 6 December

Peace & Conflict Program Manager (Hasakeh)

Peace & Conflict Advisor

Program Director: Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods (Nairobi)

Senior Director – Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

Oxfam GB

Consultant Final Evaluation in Humanitarian Project (Jakarta), apply by Tuesday 1 December

Women Economic Empowerment officer (Nineveh), apply by Wednesday 9 December

Senior Gender Justice Program Officer (Sana’a), apply by Sunday 13 December

Deputy Country Director (Baghdad), apply by Saturday 26 December

Plan International UK

Programme Development Specialist (London), apply by Tuesday 8 December

Saferworld

Project manager, peace and security (Dushanbe), apply by Wednesday 2 December

Finance and Administration Coordinator (Tajikistan), apply by Wednesday 2 December

Project Coordinator (Sudan), apply by Tuesday 8 December

WILPF

Human Resources Consultant, apply by Sunday 6 December

More News

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