Security Sector Reform and Gender

Authored by: Kristin Valasek

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Political Transitions, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Region: No Region
Year: 2008
Citation: Valasek, Kristin. "Security Sector Reform and Gender." In Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit, edited by Megan Bastick and Kristin Valasek. Geneva: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, 2008.

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Executive Summary

This guide provides a basic introduction to security sector reform (SSR) and gender issues, and highlights practical ways of integrating gender into SSR programming.This guide is designed for the staffs of national governments, security sector institutions, and regional and international organizations responsible for the development of SSR policy and programming.