To influence global and UK policy and practice on gender, peace and security, GAPS works not only with Governments, but also Parliaments. GAPS works most closely with the UK Parliament where GAPS meets with Parliamentarians to increase parliamentary focus and scrutiny on Women, Peace and Security. When appropriate, GAPS submits evidence to Parliamentary committees such as the International Development and Foreign Affairs Committees.
GAPS also provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security (APPG-WPS). GAPS organises all meetings and events for this group. The APPG-WPS is a forum in Parliament for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to Women, Peace and Security. The meetings and events focus on thematic Women, Peace and Security issues as well as country focuses, and the group brings together Parliamentarians, policy makers and civil society. Read more about the APPG-WPS here, the members of the APPG-WPS and learn about the events hosted by the APPG-WPS here.