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Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2017

January 11, 2018

The Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) is the UK’s only Women, Peace and Security (WPS) civil society network. WILPF is among its members and contributed to the drafting of this report. In particular on Yemen and the Arms Trade Treaty chapter, WILPF highlighted how women and girls are disproportionately affected by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

This shadow report outlines GAPS’ analysis of the UK’s WPS work over the past year as well as recommendations for the UK National Action Plan 2018-2022, that was launched on 16 January 2018. The shadow report also addresses the impact of different UK policies with regards to promote women’s active participation at UK-hosted peace-building events; to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse; to promote a stronger gendered approach at the UN Security Council; to respect its obligations in Yemen under the Arms Tread Treaty; to prevent sexual gender-based violence committed by fundamentalist groups; and to strengthen the approach to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Download Shadow Report: Assessing UK Government Action on Women, Peace and Security in 2017

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