Women's organisations have been lobbying for years to have the UK recognise the applicability of UNSCR 1325 in Northern Ireland because of the conflict that took place. While women in the UK receive equal treatment under the law, they remain underrepresented in top positions in politics and business. The UK is ranked 15 out of 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) of 2017. The UK ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1986. In 2017, $47.1 billion was spent by the UK on its military. Women enjoy the same legal status and rights as men under family law, labor law, property law, and inheritance law. Women in the UK also have a long history of active advocacy regarding Women, Peace and Security issues such as disarmament, peacebuilding and conflict prevention. There is a WILPF UK branch, where members lobby and challenge government, explore root causes of conflict and mobilise women in preventing war and building peace. Women in the UK face challenges including the lack of women in key leadership positions and in decision making. The UK has also passed a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security from 2018-2022.