This SSR Backgrounder is about gender equality and the principles of good security sector governance (SSG). Gender equality means ensuring that women and men have equal access to opportunities, resources and participation. The principles of good governance cannot be applied to the security sector without gender equality, because good SSG requires that the specific security and justice needs of men, women, boys and girls are addressed in the provision, management and oversight of security. This SSR Backgrounder explains why gender equality is a constituent part of good SSG.
This SSR Backgrounder answers the following questions: