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Somali Women’s Voices in the UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

In November 2016 the UK Government partnered with GAPS to consult with women’s civil society organisations and women human rights defenders on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) priorities in their contexts. This video presents a summary of the findings from the consultation in Somalia which took place in March 2017. The consultations were led by GAPS member Saferworld, and two of Saferworld’s local partners and established women’s rights groups: the Somali Women Development Centre (Mogadishu) and the Somalia Women Solidarity Organisation (Kismayo). The overarching theme from these consultations is that women are politically absent from decision making.

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GAPS is hiring!

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Apply by 6pm on Thursday 19 September to be the GAPS Network Assistant! The GAPS Network Assistant will support the coordination and development of the GAPS network. The role works closely with the GAPS Director, the GAPS Policy, Advocacy and Read More

APPG on Women, Peace and Security: “Life in Limbo – adolescent girls in crisis and conflict”

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This report was written by Poppy Kennedy, Policy, Advocacy and Research Assistant at Plan International UK. A full version of the report, including a summary of the Q&A, is available as a PDF here. On the week of World Refugee Read More

APPG on Women, Peace and Security: “Gender and Conflict in the Middle East – what next for Women, Peace and Security and displacement?”

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This report was authored by Yasmine Kherfi, Projects Assistant at the LSE Middle East Centre. Yasmine is interested in feminist theory and praxis, transnational solidarity movements, and development planning in (post-)conflict settings. Find Yasmine on Twitter @yasmine_kherfi. On Wednesday 10 Read More

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