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Training Resources on Police Reform and Gender

1 January, 2009



A gender-responsive police reform process seeks to:

  • prevent and respond to the different forms of crime and insecurity faced by men, women, girls and boys, including gender-based violence
  • promote the equal participation of men and women in the police service for more effective policing
  • ensure equal access of men and women to police services
  • end any discrimination or human rights violations by police
  • 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