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GAPS’s Response to the International Development Strategy

GAPS has written a response to the FCDO’s International Development Strategy (IDS) that was released last week outlining concerns that the Government’s ‘three E’s’ of education, empowerment, and ending violence silos efforts to tackle gender inequality under a ‘women and girls’ approach rather than addressing its root causes.

While we welcome some parts of the strategy, the Government has failed to integrate gender equality throughout and therefore misses key opportunities to recognise and respond to the disproportionate impact of conflict, climate and global health crises on women, girls, and sex- and gender-based minority groups.

Read the full response here, which recommends how the Government can make sure upcoming strategies such as the Women and Girls Strategy and the Strategic Conflict Framework embed a conflict prevention approach that reduces women, girls and marginalised groups’ vulnerability to existing and emerging crises.

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