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How Gender Bias Harms the Security Sector


Unconscious ideas about men and women – gender bias - affect how individuals behave and how institutions operate. Within security and justice institutions, gender bias results in practices that exclude women and some groups of men and alienate some parts of the community, damaging both personnel and the services they provide.

This DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR and UN Women film urges security and justice actors to become aware of institutional biases and find ways to overcome them.

Find strategies to eliminate gender bias in the Gender and Security Toolkit.

This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK government, however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.