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Training Resources on Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector and Gender

1 January, 2009



Gender-responsive parliamentary oversight of the security sector seeks to:

  • respond to the different security needs of women and men, boys and girls' €especially through security legislation and policy
  • consult with a broad range of civil society actors
  • involve female and male parliamentarians equally
  • increase the representation of women within security sector institutions
  • hold security sector institutions accountable for discrimination, gender-based violence and other human rights violations
  • ensure equitable defence budgeting and resource management
  • comply with international and regional laws, instruments and norms concerning security and gender, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action, and UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820


Megan Bastick, Kristin Valasek