Tag: Gender

Security Sector Reform and the Paradoxical Tension between Local Ownership and Gender Equality

Based on research published in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, this blog contribution analyzes the tension that can exist between the principles of local ownership and gender equality that guide Security Sector Reform (SSR) programmes when gender discrimination and patriarchal values characterize the local environment.

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Gender, Security and SSR in Lebanon

This report is part of a series of publications that explore Lebanese citizens’ perceptions of security institutions and threats. This report focuses specifically on the links between gender and security. It examines “the role of gender in Lebanese security perceptions, Lebanese perceptions of security institutions, as well as gender dynamics within security institutions.” This summary will discuss the most important points of the report in these areas.

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New! A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform

Women’s participation in security sector reform (SSR) is often stated on paper, but overlooked in practice. With the goal of addressing this gap, the Institute for Inclusive Security and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) has released a vital Toolkit: A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform.

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New DCAF Reports on Gender and SSR

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces has just released two volumes on gender and the security sector. The first, entitled The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa, and the second volume, entitled Gender and Security Sector Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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