Tag: Gender Equality

Gender Sensitive Police Reform and Political Representation: One without the Other?

In post-conflict settings, security sector reform (SSR) has primarily been a male dominated discourse. However, in the past decade, the significance of female perspectives and their contributive role has become a cornerstone of SSR practice. Despite this recognition, scant attention is paid to the facilitating conditions that would enable implementing bodies, such as the police, to engage in sustainable gender sensitive SSR.

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Security Sector Reform and Gender Equality

It is broadly agreed that local ownership, mainstreaming gender issues and promoting gender equality in security sector reform projects are recognised as essential to achieving successful programmes. And though the core principles of local ownership and gender equality are intertwined, there are cases where local actors may not share the Western liberal norms and values underpinning democratic governance, human rights and gender equality.

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