EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III: An Ambitious Agenda for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in EU External Action

GAP III is an ambitious plan to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union. The Women, Peace and Security agenda is one of GAP III’s key areas.

The Gender Action Plan III provides the EU with a policy framework with five pillars of action for accelerating progress towards meeting international commitments and a world in which everyone has space to thrive. It makes the promotion of gender equality a priority of all external policies and actions; offers a roadmap for working together with stakeholders at national, regional and multilateral levels; steps up action in strategic thematic areas; calls for the institutions to lead by example, and ensures the transparency of the results. GAP III will promote a transformative and intersectional approach and will mainstream gender in all policies and actions.

Reference: European Union, European Commission (2020). Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council: EU Gender Action Plan (Gap) III – an Ambitious Agenda for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in EU External Action. 


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