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Policy-oriented research



DCAF develops and provides high-quality, policy-oriented research and guidance products on gender and SSG/R to the international community, in particular multilateral institutions, national governments and CSOs engaged in SSG/R and on the implementation of SDGs 5 and 16. Through its outreach initiatives and capacity development, DCAF shares and promotes norms and good practices on gender equality in security and justice.

DCAF’s credibility as a leader in the gender and SSG/R field is largely derived from its practice-oriented approach, based on its operational capacity and experience and practice of collaboration with other researchers and practitioners.