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Creating a safer environment for sustainable development
Driving innovation in policy and practice
Driving innovation
in policy and practice
Promoting good governance of the security sector
Promoting good governance
of the security sector
Strengthening global support for better security sector reform
Strengthening global support
for better security sector reform
Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
for inclusive security
 

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Presenting the impact of climate change on gender and security Cristina Finch, DCAF Head of the Gender and Security division, presented our work at the NATO conference “Climate change in Africa and its overall impact on human security”. She explained how climate change exacerbates security risks and endangers efforts to secure peace and security while deepening gender inequalities.  She also shared the experience of 68 women’s rights organizations that took part in our report Women Speak. The report explains how they work to put climate change on the agenda in peace and security processes.  01 Dec 2022

  • Presenting the impact of climate change on gender and security

    Cristina Finch, DCAF Head of the Gender and Security division, presented our work at the NATO conference “Climate change in Africa and its overall impact on human security”. She explained how climate change exacerbates security risks and endangers efforts to secure peace and security while deepening gender inequalities. 
    She also shared the experience of 68 women’s rights organizations that took part in our report Women Speak. The report explains how they work to put climate change on the agenda in peace and security processes. 

    01 Dec 2022

Raising women's visibility in the police forces The Colombian Police Unit for Peacebuilding held its third international congress on peacebuilding. Thanks to the support of the Royal Embassy of Norway in Bogotá, we were there to award 20 policewomen for their outstanding contributions to peacebuilding. Since 2019, this initiative has increased the visibility of women in the police force and acknowledged their crucial role in building peace through gender-responsive police service provision.  30 Nov 2022

  • Raising women's visibility in the police forces

    The Colombian Police Unit for Peacebuilding held its third international congress on peacebuilding. Thanks to the support of the Royal Embassy of Norway in Bogotá, we were there to award 20 policewomen for their outstanding contributions to peacebuilding. Since 2019, this initiative has increased the visibility of women in the police force and acknowledged their crucial role in building peace through gender-responsive police service provision. 

    30 Nov 2022

Featuring the frontline work of our civil society partners The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights kicked off yesterday in Geneva. It will feature the frontline work of three of our civil society partners from Mozambique and the DRC, with our two Congolese partners in town for the week. Eric Kajemba from the Observatoire Gouvernance et Paix will share insights from his decades-long activism to promote human rights in South Kivu. Adriano Nuvunga from the Centre for Democracy and Development and Timothee Mbuya from Justicia Asbl will explain the challenges and opportunities faced by multinationals in developing mining operations and promoting responsible security management in copper- and cobalt production. 29 Nov 2022

  • Featuring the frontline work of our civil society partners

    The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights kicked off yesterday in Geneva. It will feature the frontline work of three of our civil society partners from Mozambique and the DRC, with our two Congolese partners in town for the week. Eric Kajemba from the Observatoire Gouvernance et Paix will share insights from his decades-long activism to promote human rights in South Kivu. Adriano Nuvunga from the Centre for Democracy and Development and Timothee Mbuya from Justicia Asbl will explain the challenges and opportunities faced by multinationals in developing mining operations and promoting responsible security management in copper- and cobalt production.

    29 Nov 2022

Tackling violence against women in the security sector The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicked off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. We share daily posts on our Twitter account about how to tackle #gender issues in #security: publications, videos and more. Stay tuned. Visit our Twitter @DCAF_Geneva 28 Nov 2022

  • Tackling violence against women in the security sector

    The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicked off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. We share daily posts on our Twitter account about how to tackle #gender issues in #security: publications, videos and more. Stay tuned. Visit our Twitter @DCAF_Geneva

    28 Nov 2022

Sharing insights with the SDG Community In partnership with the SDG Lab, we hosted one of the monthly SDG Community Coffees that bring together SDG practitioners to connect, share experiences and expand knowledge on SDG-related work in Geneva and beyond. Our team members Richard Steyne and Solène Brabant joined Achille Sommo from Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund welcome members of the SDG Community to explore the role of SDG 16 and SDG 5 in realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   25 Nov 2022

  • Sharing insights with the SDG Community

    In partnership with the SDG Lab, we hosted one of the monthly SDG Community Coffees that bring together SDG practitioners to connect, share experiences and expand knowledge on SDG-related work in Geneva and beyond. Our team members Richard Steyne and Solène Brabant joined Achille Sommo from Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund welcome members of the SDG Community to explore the role of SDG 16 and SDG 5 in realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
     

    25 Nov 2022

Latest

E-learning Cyber hygiene course for civil servants 01 Dec 2022

Event Frontline voices: how civil society, company, and government dialogue can improve human rights in DRC’s mining sector 23 Nov 2022

Publications 2022 UN High-Level Political Forum side event: building partnerships to promote SSR and sustainable development 21 Nov 2022

Publications Security and human rights implementation mechanism annual report 2021 16 Nov 2022

Multimedia Climate security in the Amazon basin 15 Nov 2022

Multimedia Annual review conference on intelligence and security sector reforms 15 Nov 2022

Publications The right to a bar-assigned lawyer during preliminary investigations in Lebanon: barriers to implementation 14 Nov 2022

Publications Security sectors in the MENA: the economics of governance in crisis - Part 2 11 Nov 2022

Publications Security sectors in the MENA: the economics of governance in crisis - Part 1 11 Nov 2022

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