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Promoting good governance of the security sector
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Strengthening global support for better security sector reform
Strengthening global support
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Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
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A tribute to DCAF’s founding Director This week we paid homage to Dr. Theodor Winkler, a Swiss diplomat, security policy expert, and the founding Director of DCAF. Dr. Winkler’s leadership and vision not only created DCAF, but also fostered the Maison de la Paix where we are headquartered in Geneva. A hub of international expertise, it nurtures innovative solutions to promote peace, human security, and sustainable development. Now retired, Dr. Winkler is still active in the realm of peace and security. His latest book, Living in an Unruly World: The Challenges We Face looks at the transition from a US-led to a multipolar world. 03 Feb 2023

  • A tribute to DCAF’s founding Director

    This week we paid homage to Dr. Theodor Winkler, a Swiss diplomat, security policy expert, and the founding Director of DCAF. Dr. Winkler’s leadership and vision not only created DCAF, but also fostered the Maison de la Paix where we are headquartered in Geneva. A hub of international expertise, it nurtures innovative solutions to promote peace, human security, and sustainable development. Now retired, Dr. Winkler is still active in the realm of peace and security. His latest book, Living in an Unruly World: The Challenges We Face looks at the transition from a US-led to a multipolar world.

    03 Feb 2023

Gearing up for ICOAF 15 This week we kicked off preparations for the 15th annual International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces to be held in Austria later this year. Gathering in Vienna were representatives of this year’s co-host, the Austrian Parliamentary Commission for the Federal Armed Forces, as well as the German Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, the Parliamentary Ombud’s Committee for the Norwegian Armed Forces. We support ombuds institutions for the armed forces to be effective in their crucial role in preventing and responding to both maladministration and human rights abuses within, and by, the armed forces.   03 Feb 2023

  • Gearing up for ICOAF 15

    This week we kicked off preparations for the 15th annual International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces to be held in Austria later this year. Gathering in Vienna were representatives of this year’s co-host, the Austrian Parliamentary Commission for the Federal Armed Forces, as well as the German Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, the Parliamentary Ombud’s Committee for the Norwegian Armed Forces. We support ombuds institutions for the armed forces to be effective in their crucial role in preventing and responding to both maladministration and human rights abuses within, and by, the armed forces.  

    03 Feb 2023

Training in human rights for private security companies in Nigeria With our partners the African Law Foundation and the Association of Licenced Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria we held two workshops with private security companies to strengthen their capacity to protect human rights in the course of day-to-day duties. The workshops in Abuja and Enugu gave practical information and recommendations to help address real-life challenges, and advance private security and human rights in Nigeria in line with international norms and standards.     02 Feb 2023

  • Training in human rights for private security companies in Nigeria

    With our partners the African Law Foundation and the Association of Licenced Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria we held two workshops with private security companies to strengthen their capacity to protect human rights in the course of day-to-day duties. The workshops in Abuja and Enugu gave practical information and recommendations to help address real-life challenges, and advance private security and human rights in Nigeria in line with international norms and standards.    

    02 Feb 2023

Best practices in policing public assemblies in Zambia Members of the Zambia Police Service took a three-day training on management of public assemblies and protecting human rights.  The training, done in partnership with the ZPS and the Southern African Centre for Constructive Resolutions of Disputes (SACCORD) emphasized the key importance of police behaviour and effective oversight to ensure the freedom of assembly. This training was supported by Sweden and is part of our project to help strengthen oversight and accountability within the ZPS.  01 Feb 2023

  • Best practices in policing public assemblies in Zambia

    Members of the Zambia Police Service took a three-day training on management of public assemblies and protecting human rights. 
    The training, done in partnership with the ZPS and the Southern African Centre for Constructive Resolutions of Disputes (SACCORD) emphasized the key importance of police behaviour and effective oversight to ensure the freedom of assembly. This training was supported by Sweden and is part of our project to help strengthen oversight and accountability within the ZPS. 

    01 Feb 2023

Supporting better civilian-military relations in Lebanon This week the first drug treatment center in Northern Lebanon was officially opened as the result of a partnership between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and two local NGOs. Funded by the Netherlands, it’s hoped that this rehabilitation center will be able to reduce drug addiction and in turn lead to a decrease in violence, crime, socioeconomic deprivation, and any serious harm that might result from it. This community-based project is part of LAF’s commitment to work with civil society to help foster social cohesion and promote peaceful coexistence.  31 Jan 2023

  • Supporting better civilian-military relations in Lebanon

    This week the first drug treatment center in Northern Lebanon was officially opened as the result of a partnership between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and two local NGOs. Funded by the Netherlands, it’s hoped that this rehabilitation center will be able to reduce drug addiction and in turn lead to a decrease in violence, crime, socioeconomic deprivation, and any serious harm that might result from it. This community-based project is part of LAF’s commitment to work with civil society to help foster social cohesion and promote peaceful coexistence

    31 Jan 2023

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article SSG/R for beginners: what it is, and why it matters 30 Jan 2023

Event Implementing responsible security management in complex environments 27 Jan 2023

Event Towards gender-responsive border management 24 Jan 2023

Publications Climate Security and the Security Sector in Southeast Asia 24 Jan 2023

Publications National human rights institutions in conflict-affected and fragile settings: examining their contribution to SDG 16 and the sustaining peace agenda 20 Jan 2023

Publications Maximising the internal security benefits of international police missions: what works 12 Jan 2023

Publications Protecting migrants through good security sector governance in Southeast Asia 09 Jan 2023

Publications Ombuds Institutions, SDG 16, and security sector governance: towards peaceful, just, and inclusive societies in Sub-Saharan Africa 19 Dec 2022

Publications Norwegian Armed Forces MOWIP Report 19 Dec 2022

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