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GAPS Newsletter: September 2018


Exploring the intersections of violence against women and girls and statebuilding and peacebuilding: lessons from Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Sudan

10:30-12:00, Friday 28 September 2018
The Goldsmith’s Centre, London

This event launches a study on gaps in evidence and understanding on violence against women and girls during post-conflict transition.

Revolution in the making

6-7 October 2018

Join Network Women Weaving the Future for their first international women’s conference.

Young diaspora matters! Women for Peace and Participation

10:30-14:30, Monday 15 October 2018
LSE, London

This event aims to initiate a dialogue around the inclusion of young women in diaspora groups in discussions on Women, Peace and Security. Contact if you are interested in attending the event.

Black British Feminist: past, present and future

18:00-20:00, Tuesday 16 October 2018
Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, LSE, London

Join the LSE Library for a roundtable discussion with academics, activists, writers and politicians reflecting on Black British Feminism.
Speakers: Dawn Butler MP & Dr Suki Ali
Chair: Dr Imaobong Umoren

Looking beyond stereotypes of leadership

19:00, Wednesday 17 October 2018
Bush House, London

This Global Institute for Women’s Leadership event explores the barriers and challenges for women in accessing leadership roles.
Speakers: Jess Phillips MP & Yvette Williams MBE
Chair: Julia Gillard

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.



United Nations Security Council briefing on South Sudan

Grace John Kenyi Geri, from the Community Empowerment for Progress Organisation (CEPO), briefed the UN Security Council on South Sudan from a civil society perspective on 18 September 2018. Read her statement here.

CEDAW & Office of the UNSG Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

The CEDAW Committee and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict signed a Cooperation Framework on 20 July 2018. The Cooperation Framework aims to advance the rights of women and girls by combating conflict-related sexual violence and supporting the relevant WPS UNSC resolutions.

Women, Peace and Security in Nepal

Nepali civil society is preparing for the Shadow Report on the Implementation of Nepal’s National Action Plan and other policies on WPS.

Calls for participation and opportunities

Women Mediators across the Commonwealth

A new network of women mediators spanning the globe is now seeking applications from prospective members! Coordinated by Conciliation Resources, WMC is a platform for the peer-to-peer exchange and learning of women mediators across Commonwealth countries. Membership is open to any women who are involved in mediation in the community, national, regional or global level; who are interested in sharing their experiences and expertise; and who are citizens of a Commonwealth country. The first deadline for applications is Friday 5 October 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

Afghan women police

Oxfam and the Women and Peace Studies Organisation have launched the report “Afghan Women Police: Tomorrow’s force for inclusive security“. It includes assessment of the implementation of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

Strengthening synergies between CEDAW and the WPS resolutions

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders has published a poilcy brief contributing to the discussions on synergies between CEDAW and the Women, Peace and Security resolutions, including analysis on the monitoring, reporting and implementation of both frameworks.

Adolescent girls in the Lake Chad Basin

Plan International has launched a report highlighting the sites of insecurity for adolescent girls, as well as the ways in which they respond to and continue to strive towards building safer communities for themselves and those around them.

Sweden’s feminist foreign policy handbook

This handbook is a resource for international work relating to gender equality and all women’s and girls’ full enjoyment of human rights.

WPS training resources

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


Women for Women International UK:

HR & Operations manager, apply by Sunday 23 September

Director: Women for Women International Germany, apply by Monday 1 October

Administrative Assistant: Women for Women International Germany, apply by Monday 1 October


Tajikistan Project Coordinator, apply by Friday 28 September

Sudan Country Manager, apply by Sunday 7 October

International Alert:

Director of Peacebuilding – Global, apply by Wednesday 17 October

Conciliation Resources:

Programme Director – Smart Peace, apply by Monday 8 October

Horn of Africa Project Manager, apply by Friday 5 October

Plan International UK:

Programme Development Specialist, apply by Monday 24 September

ActionAid UK:

Receptionist/COO Assistant, apply by Sunday 30 September

IATI Specialist, apply by Sunday 30 September

Interim Deputy Director of Humanitarian Policy & Practice, apply by Sunday 30 September

Senior Specialist: Programme Quality and Assurance, apply by Sunday 23 September

Departmental Officer: Policy, Advocacy & Programmes, apply by Sunday 23 September

Deputy Director of Advocacy, apply by Sunday 23 September

World Vision:

MEAL Adviser, apply by Sunday 7 October

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom:

Finance Manager, Geneva, apply by Sunday 23 September


Programme Manager, Yemen, apply by Sunday 30 September

Advocacy & Campaign Lead, Thailand, apply by Sunday 23 September

Consultant for Research in Youth Participation in Development in Kibondo District, Tanzania, apply by Wednesday 3 October

Communications Officer: GRAISEA, apply by Sunday 23 September

Humanitarian Programme Adviser, Myanmar, apply by Monday 1 October

MEAL Officer, Thailand, apply by Wednesday 10 October

Project Manager, Ethiopia, apply by Saturday 29 September

Senior Gender Integration Officer, Bangladesh, apply by Sunday 30 September

Technical Adviser: Women’s Empowerment & Family Promotion, apply by Sunday 30 September


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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