GAPS Newsletter: September 2020

Research & Resources

Women’s participation in forest management in conflict-affected areas of Karen state in Myanmar

This report by International Alert brings a gender analysis to forest management and offers an opening for an inclusive gender-transformative approach that is conducive to building sustainable positive peace. This report builds on previous research by International Alert which explores the key role that gender plays in opportunities for peace-building.

‘A global force for good’: Four pillars for UK leadership on gender equality

This paper by ActionAid UK combines evidence from analysing UK’s aid spend with their technical expertise from working on the frontline to provide practical recommendations to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). This paper focuses on four key pillars that will put the UK in a global leadership position and make a lasting difference to the world’s poorest women and girls.

Halting Lives: The Impact of COVID-19 on Girls and Young Women

Plan International’s report looks specifically at the impact of COVID-19 on girls and young women, collecting data from over 7,000 girls across 14 countries. This report includes extracts from interviews with young women, reflecting on the impact COVID-19 has had on their lives in Mozambique, Brazil, Ghana and Nicaragua.

Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2019

This policy brief outlines the findings from the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG) monitoring and analysis of the United Nations Security Council’s daily work over the course of 2019. In this policy brief, the NGOWG look at the failure of the Security Council to systematically integrate Women, Peace and Security into its actions.

COVID-19 and conflict: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in ceasefires and peace processes

This brief by UN Women addresses the importance of women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation to an effective pandemic response and to peacemaking efforts, and how the Women, Peace and Security agenda can provide a critical framework for inclusive decision-making and sustainable solutions. This brief also provides a preliminary analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on women’s participation in ceasefires and peace processes and offers a series of recommendations.

Power to Advocate for Women-Focused Civil Society Organisations

This toolkit by Women Deliver highlights key actions you can take to be true allies with women-focused civil society organisations from supporting digital communications and advocacy to program implementation and M&E. This toolkit allows for everyone to become effective advocates for gender-sensitive localisation and better support women-focused civil society organisations in humanitarian settings.


Events

New Directions in Women, Peace and Security: Climate, Race, Sexuality, Militarism

Hosted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and GAPS

When: 14:00-15:30 Tuesday 13 October

For more information, click here.

What next for rights and equality?

Hosted by Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform (NIWEP)

When: 13:00-14:00 Thursday 8 October

For more information, click here.

Women can’t wait! Marking 20 years of learning and practice on women, peace and security

Hosted by Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform (NIWEP)

When: 14:00-16:30 Wednesday 14 October

For more information, click here.

Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Global Alliance and 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325

Hosted by the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks, with Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth Network

When: 16:00-18:00 Thursday 8 October

For more information, click here.

Moving Beyond ‘Business as Usual’ Women, Peace and Security in the Next 20 Years

Hosted by the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks, with the Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth Network

When: 16:00-17:30 Thursday 22 October

For more information, click here.

Visions of Feminist Peace

Hosted by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security

When: Monday 14 September – Friday 2 October

For more information, click here.


Opportunities

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.

Our Generation for Inclusive Peace

OGIP Advocates Network, apply by Saturday 3 October

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

Amnesty International UK

Campaign Manager (London), apply by Sunday 4 October

CARE International UK

Programme Funding Officer – Africa (London), apply by Monday 5 October

Head of Women & Markets (London), apply by Tuesday 13 October

Individual Giving Manager (London), apply by Thursday 8 October

Conciliation Resources

Programme Support Officer, South East Asia and Pacific Team (Melbourne), apply by Sunday 25 October

Anti-Racism Consultant, apply by Friday 9 October

International Alert

Project Manager – Lebanon (Beirut), apply by Monday 5 October

International Rescue Committee

Media Manager (London), apply by Sunday 11 October

Director, Global analytics (New York or London)

Senior Manager, Strategy & Planning (New York or London)

Legal Action Worldwide

Operations Director (Geneva), apply by Sunday 4 October

Mercy Corps

Gender Advisor (Khartoum)

Program Manager (Bangassou)

Humanitarian Leadership and Response Team Leader 

Senior Programme Officer, Middle East (Edinburgh or London), apply by Sunday 4 October

Reporting and Program Development Officer (Mogadishu)

Oxfam GB

Programme Director (Addis Ababa), apply by Tuesday 13 October

Partnership Manager (Sana’a), apply by Wednesday 14 October

Beirut Response Coordinator (Beirut), apply by Tuesday 13 October

Plan International UK

Media Officer (London), apply by Friday 2 October

Programme Specialist (London), apply by Monday 12 October

Sponsorship Experience Coordinator (London), apply by Monday 12 October

Saferworld

Project Coordinator (Kassala), apply by Monday 5 October

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Khartoum), apply by Monday 5 October

MEL Coordinator (Khartoum), apply by Monday 5 October

Womankind Worldwide

Finance Officer (London), apply by Friday 9 October

More News

APPG on Women, Peace and Security hosts the UK Government’s Annual Report to Parliament in 2019

On Monday 13 July 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security (APPG-WPS) and Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) co-hosted the UK Government’s oral Report to Parliament in 2019 on the UK National Action Plan on Read More

Getting it Right: Putting Women, Peace and Security at the Centre of the Integrated Review

As the UK Government has resumed the Integrated Review on Security, Defence, Development and policy, GAPS and its members make the submission that this is a key moment for the UK Government to reaffirm its commitments to gender equality, the Read More

Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2019

In this shadow report, GAPS assesses the 2019 Annual Report to Parliament by the UK Government and focuses on how the UK Government has used, and could have used, the second year of implementation for this National Action Plan (NAP) Read More

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