GAPS Director presenting the GAPS Shadow Report at the Annual Report to Parliament with Ministers from the then DFID, FCO (now FCDO) and MOD.

The APPG-WPS holds meetings and events with civil society, INGOs, Parliamentarians and Governments. Events by the APPG-WPS allow civil society, INGOs, Parliamentarians and Governments to have dialogue on Women, Peace and Security issues and open up access for collaborative efforts to eliminate gender inequality. Public events by the APPG-WPS are free to attend and there is always a Q&A section for the audience to ask questions.

An important event in the APPG-WPS calendar is the NAP Report to Parliament. At this annual event, the UK Government orally present their progress on the UK National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security to Parliament. This includes Ministers from the UK Departments who implement the UK NAP which is the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Ministry of Defence. GAPS will review this Annual Report and present its own Shadow Report, written by civil society. Civil society use this event to ask questions to the UK Government and give feedback on its progress on the NAP, read the report from the latest Report to Parliament here.

Events by the APPG-WPS are chaired by Baroness Fiona Hodgson of Abinger CBE, co-chair of the APPG-WPS.

For any questions on events run by the APPG-WPS, or to request to be added to the database to receive event invitations, please contact the coordinator at appg-wps@gaps-uk.org

View events from 2019 and 2020 below.

2020 Meetings

7 January: 2020 Inaugural Meeting of the APPG on Women, Peace and Security
4 February: “Feminist Leadership and Inclusive Peacebuilding” with GAPS, the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan and Oxfam
3 March: “International Women’s Day 2020: Brave women on the frontlines of peace and rights” with GAPS, the APPG on Human Rights and Amnesty International UK                                                                        23 May: “Call to Action: Now and the Future, COVID-19 and Gender Equality, Global Peace and Security” with GAPS                                                                                                                                                                     13 July:Assessing UK Government Progress on Women, Peace and Security in 2019” with GAPS                20 October: “The Past, Present and Future of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda” with GAPS          16 November: “Women, Peace and Human Security: Parliamentary Engagement During and Post COVID-19” with UNDP

2019 Meetings

21 January: “Assessing UK Government Progress on Women, Peace and Security in 2018” with GAPS
7 March: “Women Mediators across the Commonwealth: experiences and stories from around the globe” with the network of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth and GAPS
18 March: “Paying the Price: women and girls in Yemen’s war” with the APPG for Yemen, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and GAPS
3 April: “The Global Humanitarian Landscape: how the UN is addressing crises in Yemen and across the world” with the APPG on the United Nations, the APPG for Yemen, and the APPG on Global Security and Non-Proliferation
5 June: “Gender, Conflict and Access to Medical Care: mothers and children in Yemen”
18 June: “Life in Limbo: adolescent girls in crisis and conflict” with Plan International UK, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), ActionAid UK and GAPS
10 July
: “Gender and Conflict in the Middle East: what next for Women, Peace and Security and displacement?” with the LSE Middle East Centre, the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and GAPS
21 October: 2019 Annual General Meeting

For more information contact the APPG coordinator on appg-wps@gaps-uk.org

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