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Gender and Security Sector Reform: Examples from the Ground

1 January, 2011


The Examples from the Ground are concrete illustrations of ways in which a gender perspective has been integrated in different security sector institutions around the world. They range from measures to counter human trafficking in Kosovo, to women's organisations' involvement with security institutions in Nepal, to female parliamentarians' contribution to post-conflict reconstruction in Rwanda. These examples can help policymakers, trainers and educators better understand and demonstrate the linkages between gender and SSR.

The examples are organised around the following nine themes, for which a short introduction is provided:

  • Police Reform and Gender

  • Defence Reform and Gender

  • Justice Reform and Gender

  • Penal Reform and Gender

  • Border Management and Gender

  • Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector and Gender

  • National Security Policy-Making and Gender

  • Civil Society Oversight of the Security Sector and Gender

  • SSR Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender