Author(s): Megan Bastick
DCAF, OSCE, OSCE/ODIHR 2014
Gender Tools and Resources ()
How can police and armed forces monitor whether they provide equal opportunities for men and women? How can they measure whether they address the different security needs of men and women? How can they demonstrate their progress on integrating gender issues? How can they be held accountable?
Designed as a complement to the DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR , UN-INSTRAW Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit, and DCAF’s Gender Self Assessment Guide, the guidance notes focus on integrating gender into systems and processes within police services and armed forces, and on equipping external oversight bodies, such as ombuds institutions and national human rights institutions, to appropriately prioritise gender.
The guidance notes contain checklists, examples and a self assessment table.
They are a practical resource for those working at the strategic or management level in police services, armed forces and other security sector institutions; gender units, gender advisers and gender focal points; equal opportunities officers and others responsible for human resources; ombuds institutions & national human rights institutions; and those supporting the development of good governance and/or gender mainstreaming within the security sector.
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