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GAPS Newsletter: October 2020


UNSCR 1325 Anniversary Month!

October marked the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, also known as the Women, Peace and Security agenda. This year’s anniversary month looked very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst there would be celebrations in person in New York marking this year under a Women, Peace and Security week, we instead tuned into events and webinars over the month, commemorating this anniversary virtually. The Security Council had its open debate on Women, Peace and Security as planned, read a summary from WILPF here.

This month GAPS held an event to mark the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325, in which we reflected on the past and look to the future of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. GAPS also joined UN Women, UNDP and the Norway Mission to the UN to discuss Women’s Leadership for Resilient COVID-19 Responses, and co-hosted an event with the UK Mission to the EU on Gender, Climate and Conflict: Women, Peace and Security in a Vulnerable World.

Research & Resources

Facilitation Guide: Gender-Sensitive Conflict Analysis

GAPS Members Conciliation Resources and Saferworld produced this facilitation guide to support facilitators to undertake a participatory gender-sensitive conflict analysis. This guide provides step-by-step guidance and tools to analyse gender, peace, violence and conflict for any conflict context.

Twenty years of implementing UNSCR 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda

This policy paper by GAPS Member International Alert offers donors, national governments and peace practitioners practically orientated insights into some of the challenges to, and opportunities for, ensuring the effective implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. It draws from International Alert’s 20-year history working with women peacebuilders, read in full here.

Women Mediators: Bridging the Peace Gap

This report by Conciliation Resources and Women Mediators across the Commonwealth network highlights some of the key challenges and barriers faced by women mediators operating across a range of contexts – both geographical and thematic – and across the various spaces of mediation being carried out at the local, national and regional/ international levels.

Sustainable Development Goals: Building Back Better

This report by GAPS Member UNA UK looks at the ways COVID-19 has impacted progress across the 17 SDGs, offering comprehensive recommendations not only for how to recover from this crisis, but how we build back better and ensure the targets of the 2030 Agenda are met. Read in full here.

Addressing the Needs of Adolescent Girls During COVID & Beyond

This report by CARE International highlights the initial impact of the pandemic on the health, well-being and safety of adolescent girls as well as their access to, and involvement in, essential services. This report also provides examples of program innovations developed during the pandemic to show the ways in which CARE’s work has been adapted to address the unique needs of adolescent girls.

Women Building Peace from the Grassroots – Advancing the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) and UN Women conducted a series of consultations on Women, Peace and Security and the Sustaining Peace resolutions with women from civil society in Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Uganda. This report reflects the voices, priorities and recommendations of the women consulted.

Yemen’s Women, Peace and Security National Action Plan

Peace Track Initiative tell you everything you need to know about Yemen’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security in this report. They shed light on the initially civil society-led process regarding advancing the agenda of Women, Peace, and Security in Yemen, and then focus on the government of Yemen’s subsequent efforts in developing the NAP, read here.

COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data Tracker

This COVID-19 Sex-Disaggregated Data Tracker is the world’s largest database of sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19. This dashboard illustrates how COVID-19 affects the health of men and women differently across the globe while increasing the number of countries monitored.


Gender-Sensitive Conflict Analysis: Impact & Lessons from Yemen & Nigeria

Co-hosted by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld

When: 13:00-14:30 GMT, Thursday 12 November

For more information, click here.

Advancing Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

When: 16:45-17:45  GMT, Wednesday 11 November

For more information, 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.

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Beijing +25 Advocacy Grants Program, apply by Sunday 15 November

For more information and to apply, click here.

Jobs & Volunteering

Conciliation Resources

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

International Alert

Media Relations Advisor (London), apply by Sunday 8 November

International Rescue Committee

Director, Global analytics (New York or London)

Legal Action Worldwide

Communications Advisor (Beirut), apply by Sunday 8 November

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer (Beirut), apply by Sunday 8 November

Mercy Corps

Policy & Advocacy Advisor (Erbil)

Peace & Conflict Program Manager (Hasakeh City)

Communication and Advocacy Advisor (Goma)

Director of Research and Evidence (Nairobi)

Country Director (Monrovia)

Program Manager – Gender & Livelihoods (Port-au-Prince)

Peace & Conflict Advisor

Oxfam GB

Project Manager (Baghdad), apply by Tuesday 10 November

Gender Project Officer (Diyala), apply by Tuesday 17 November

Gender Capacity Builder (Cox’s Bazar), apply by Tuesday 10 November

Project Officer (Dhaka), apply by Thursday 12 November

Country Relations Senior Broker, apply by Wednesday 18 November

Plan International UK

Gender in Emergencies Adviser (London), apply by Tuesday 10 November

Gender Equality Advisor (London), apply by Monday 9 November

Womankind Worldwide

Major Grants Manager- Maternity Cover (London), apply by Monday 16 November

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