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GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security)

Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS)

GAPS and Women for Women International

Women for Women International is a member of several NGO networks, including GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security), BOND and the Gender and Development Network. GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security) is hosted by Women for Women International. Brita Fernandez Schmidt is Chair of GAPS.

GAPS is a network of development, human rights, humanitarian and peacebuilding NGOs and the UK’s only Women, Peace and Security civil society network.

GAPS promotes, facilitates and monitors the meaningful inclusion of gender in all aspects of UK policy and practice on peace and security.

Afghan Women’s Voices

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 report presents a summary of the findings from the consultation in Afghanistan which took place in February 2017. The consultations were led by Women for Women International UK and Medica Afghanistan.