In January 2018 GAPS welcomed the UK Government’s latest, fourth National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. Exactly six months on, GAPS is launching the GAPS NAP Six Month Check-In, our response to the 2018-2022 NAP. The response outlines GAPS’s reflections both on the NAP itself and its implementation, including the ongoing development of the UK Government’s Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan.
The GAPS NAP Six-Month Check-In welcomes the consultative process of the development of the NAP and the cross-government approach. It encourages: progress on the development of a robust MEL framework; a strengthened focus on the conflict prevention pillar of the Women, Peace and Security agenda; increased funding for Women, Peace and Security; and support for Women’s Rights Organisations, Women Human Rights Defenders, peacebuilders and Civil Society Organisations in Fragile and Conflict Affected States.