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National Police and National Gendarmerie of Senegal MOWIP Report 2020-2021

31 March, 2022



The Methodology for the Evaluation of Opportunities for Women in Peacekeeping Operations (MOWIP) for the Senegalese National Police and National Gendarmerie examines the capacity of these two security institutions to deploy women in United Nations (UN) peace operations and ensure women’s meaningful participation in them. The report outlines good practices that are already being implemented by the National Police and the National Gendarmerie of Senegal, as well as contains a set of recommendations to overcome the identified barriers.

The evaluation was carried out using the MOWIP methodology, developed in collaboration with Cornell University and professionals from eight partner countries, including Senegal. The national assessment was implemented in collaboration with the Centre des Hautes Études de Défense et de Sécurité (CHEDS), which was in charge of data collection for this project. This assessment was performed with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations, launched by Canada in 2017. Learn more about DCAF's work under the Elsie Initiative here.

The MOWIP Methodology is the standard methodology for assessments required for applications to the Elsie Initiative Fund. All data collection tools, templates, and explainers are available on the MOWIP Toolkit web page.

Troop- and police-contributing countries seeking support to implement the MOWIP Methodology in their own armed forces, police or gendarmerie can contact DCAF's MOWIP helpdesk for further guidance and information: