GPG newsletter
May 2022


Discover our recent blogs

Human trafficking: A faceless crime, millions of faces

Our anti-modern slavery team have recently been studying the sorts of mechanisms legislatures and governments can put in place to tackle human trafficking at the national and regional levels. GPG Associate Gavin Callaghan reflects on challenges to this task and lessons learnt from our collaborations and work. 

Calling Tashkent: Zooming in on human rights in Uzbekistan

At the end of our project with Uzbekistan’s parliament, the Oliy Majlis, GPG Associate and former clerk at the House of Commons Nick Walker reflects on the challenges and successes of those past two years.

Our latest Associate Profile is available in Arabic

Moataz Ghaddar is a Lebanese researcher, trainer, and consultant who has dedicated the past few years to providing trainings in a wide range of topics relating to human rights and gender equality. He has been involved with our Lebanon work since 2020. Discover his Associate Profile!

Central Asia

Impact of Afghanistan’s security situation in Central Asia

GPGF recently completed a project examining regional security in Central Asia. Relevant countries were assessed with respect to potential security threats arising from the current political and security situation in Afghanistan. At the end of April, GPGF’s Research team presented research deliverables to relevant stakeholder groups and received great feedback from which we are currently building our next steps.


Lebanon project entering its new Male Allies phase

Our Women Political Participation project in Lebanon will be starting its next strand in June.

The team will kick off the new phase with a visit to Lebanon, where we will hold a roundtable event with high-level representatives of different institutions in the country, including members of the media, municipal council members, and researchers for national and international organisations.

Our project’s participants will attend this event and will be able to exchange with the speakers about Male Allies and the importance of securing men’s support for women’s political engagement. All four groups will gather to network and share experiences with GPGF International and Local Associates.

Later in the summer, trainings session will be held around the topic of Male Allies.

On a more political note, national elections were held on 15 May in Lebanon and a record number of 8 women were elected to Parliament. We are honoured and delighted to announce that our Local Associate Halime Al Kaakour won in her constituency of Mount Lebanon IV – Chouf! We send her our warmest congratulations.

GPG: Business update

New projects for GPG

GPG is delighted to have been asked to expand its reach in regions we are currently working on, as well as confirmation of new projects. We look forward to sharing more with you very soon, until then, keep an eye on our social media and newsletter for the latest updates!