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Training Resources on Civil Society Oversight of the Security Sector and Gender

1 January, 2009



Gender-responsive civil society oversight of the security sector seeks to:

  • reflect the different security needs, views and priorities of women and men, boys and girls
  • include women and men and women's organisations in oversight processes
  • monitor how security sector institutions address gender-based violence
  • hold security sector institutions accountable for discrimination and human rights violations
  • advocate for equal participation of men and women in security sector institutions
  • promote the implementation of international and regional laws, instruments and norms concerning security and gender, such as the Beijing Platform for Action and UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820


Megan Bastick, Kristin Valasek