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 a Policy, Advocacy and Communications Manager

Apply by 6pm, Thursday 7th January 2020, GAPS POLICY ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (up to 12 month contract) The GAPS Policy Advocacy and Communications Manager will support the coordination and development of the GAPS network. The GAPS Policy Advocacy and Communications Manager Read More

GAPS Newsletter: December 2020

Updates International Human Rights Day International Human Rights Day falls on the 10th December every year, it is the day that the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The UN’s theme for 2020 Read More

The Key to Change: Supporting Civil Society and Women’s Rights Organisations in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts

The Key to Change: Supporting Civil Society and Women’s Rights Organisations in Fragile and Conflict Affected Contexts is research undertaken by a consortium of organisations including Gender Action Peace and Security (GAPS), Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC), Saferworld, Women for Read More

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