European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
The European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) is the platform of European NGOs, networks of NGOs and think tanks active in the field of peacebuilding, who share an interest in promoting sustainable peacebuilding policies among decision-makers in the European Union.
For more information, please visit: www.eplo.org
Gender, Peace and Security (GPS)
EPLO's Gender, Peace and Security Working Group (GPS) works to promote the inclusion of a gender perspective and the meaningful participation of women in European peace / security policy and practice. GPS has the following objectives:
- Promoting the inclusion of women and a gender perspective in EU peace / security policy and practice, inclusing in the current EU institutional reform process;
- Exchanging information, joint advocacy and promoting cooperation, between governments / institutions and civil society, and among civil society organisations, on EU and EU Member States' implementation of women, peace and security (WPS) commitments - including seeking to act as the platform in Brussels / Europe for gender, peace and security issues;
- Designing and promoting WPS accountability mechanisms;
- Ensuring and enabling the inclusion of a gender perspective in EPLO's work and in the work of interested EPLO member organisations; and
- Increasing the participation of women in policy processes pertaining to peace / security, in
For more information, please visit: www.eplo.org/gender-peace-and-security
Sanne Tielemans joined the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) in January 2009. As a policy officer, she coordinates the EPLO working group on gender, peace and security (GPS). Previously, Sanne worked at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Search for Common Ground (both members of EPLO), and the Conflict Research Unit at Clingendael. Sanne holds an MA degree in International Conflict Studies from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and a BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht.