GAPS November Newsletter
Welcome to our November wrap-up.
This month, all eyes were on COP26 as global leaders, civil society and climate change activists gathered in Glasgow to discuss solutions to the climate crisis. As part of an effort to integrate the women, peace and security and climate change agendas, GAPS launched a policy briefing alongside the Women’s International Peace Centre and the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security as part of its Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace project. GAPS launched its policy brief at an event co-hosted with UNA-UK that discussed the gender-climate-security nexus with a panel of fantastic speakers. You can read all about that event and watch a recording of it. COP26 has been branded the most exclusionary climate summit ever, with civil society activists “locked-out” of key negotiation spaces, and COVID-19 acting as a barrier to access for many across the world. While the summit recognised that women bear the brunt of the climate crisis, the outcomes achieved didn’t reflect the need to integrate the needs of women and girls. Climate-justice and gender-justice are intrinsically linked and must be tackled hand in hand for real transformative change! You can read GAPS’ policy brief here which outlines recommendations that address the lived realities of women at the intersection of climate change, conflict and gender inequality.
Looking forward to December, GAPS as part of The LEAP4Peace Consortium is launching our first paper: Pillars for Peace: Women, Peace and Security. We are holding two global launch events, and you can find more details about how to register and join these events below.
Finally, we are currently a few days into the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Follow us on Twitter to keep up with what our members are doing to mark this campaign!
Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: November 2021
For November, in which Mexico has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, and Sudan.
Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace
To mark the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26), this policy brief outlines the the gendered impact of climate change, how this intersects with women and girls’ rights to peace, and provides recommendations to different actors which address the lived realities of women at the intersection of climate change, conflict and gender inequality.
Women on the Frontline: Healing the earth, seeking justice
This report from Christian Aid uses global case studies to advocate for women’s initiatives to be supported in tackling the climate crisis, and highlights how women are at the heart of a just response to climate change. The report provides recommendations on how to address the impacts of climate change on the world’s most at risk.
Intrinsically Linked: Gender Equality, Climate and Biodiversity: Concrete proposals for an integrated policy
The publication by ActionAid, Both ENDS, WECF and WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform explains how gender equality, climate and biodiversity is linked, explains the challenges that exist and provide solutions.
Outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have released the advanced unedited versions of all the outcomes reached at the COP26 conference. The full reports are being published in due course.
In case you missed it
As part of the Leap4Peace Consortium, GAPS is hosting two events to launch a new paper on Pillars for Peace: Women, Peace and Security. To find out more, click on the relevant links below to find out more:
Event 1 is being held on Wednesday 1st December at 9 AM UTC. Register here.
Event 2 is being held on Wednesday 1st December at 3 PM UTC. Register here.
Age International are holding an event on Older Women: The Hidden Workforce – building global solidarity for older women’s access to economic justice. The event is on 6th December at 12 PM GMT and you can find out more and register here.
To mark the 16 Days of Action on Gender-Based Violence, The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security are holding an event titled Why Women’s Lives Don’t Matter: Ignoring sexual violence in conflict. The event is on 7th December at 1 PM GMT and you can find out more and register here.
As part of COP26, a side event focused on Sustainability, Equality, Peace: Integrating Climate Change & WPS Agendas was screened. You can watch the recording here.
The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security have released a call for abtracts on Feminist ‘Political Economy and Peace: An Interdisciplinary Workshop’ . The deadline is 5th December 2021. You can find out more here.
Policy Officer, (Scotland). Apply by 3 December
Head of Gender and Peacebuilding, (London or Brussels). Apply by 9 December
International Rescue Committee
Team Administrator. (London). Apply by 7 December
Adolescent Girls Specialist – Maternity Cover, (New York). Open
Violence Prevention and Response in Emergencies Specialist. (Flexible). Open
Multiple Opportunities, (Global).
Gender Officer, (Ethiopia). Apply by 5 December
Gender Coordinator, (Bangladesh). Apply by 10 December
Project Manager – Gender Justice, (Philippines). Apply by 10 December
Gender and Inclusion Advisor, (Kenya). Open