Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) is the UK’s only Women, Peace and Security civil society network. It is a membership organisation of 17 NGOs and experts in the field of development, human rights, humanitarian and peacebuilding.
It is founded to progress the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security . Its role is to promote and hold the UK government to account on its international commitments to women in conflict areas worldwide.
How it works
Through its collaborative advocacy, campaigning and research, GAPS highlights the realities of women living in conflict-affected countries to decision-makers and practitioners and to promote their participation at all levels.It is dedicated to promoting, facilitating and monitoring the inclusion of gender perspectives in all aspects of UK government peace and security policy and practice and work in close partnership with UK government ministers and civil servants.
By providing the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security it ensures progress on Women, Peace and Security benefits from the influence and scrutiny of parliamentarians. GAPS does this through the powerful No Women, No Peace. campaign launched in October 2010 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security as well as its lobbying and advocacy work.
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