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Western Balkans: Gender and SSR

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Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE)

Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP, formerly Centre for Civil and Military Relations)

Atlantic Initiative (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Žene Ženama (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 

Other Publications

“Backgrounder: Quotas in the Serbian security sector - do they constrain or promote women?

Author: Maja Bjeloš
 Editor: Sonja Stojanović

© Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP)
 ISBN: 978-86-6237-006-8

Download: in English in Serbian

Worldwide, the security sector is dominated by men, and Serbia is no exception to this. Recent times have seen some changes to this situation, with the quota system being among the factors responsible for this. Quotas are provisional measures which set a minimum proportion of women in security sector institutions. In the Serbian security sector, a quota system is used for the enrolment of women in police or military schools or in training for police or military jobs. Are quotas suitable for resolving the problem of inequality between women and men? Do they constrict or encourage the recruitment and promotion of women in traditional security institutions? Do they alter the prevailing perception of the role of women in the security sector, or do they reinforce existing preconceptions?

This policy brief is a product of the project “Implementing the National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 in Security Sector Reform in Serbia: Series of Gender and SSR policy briefs and roundtables“, supported by DCAF.

 

Policy Brief: Gender Advisors in the Serbian Security Sector

Author: Gorana Odanović
Editor: Sonja Stojanović©
Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP)
ISBN: 978-86-6237-002-0

Download: in English in Serbian

The National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Serbia envisages the introduction of a gender advisor in several security sector institutions and in the composition of Serbian contingents in multinational operations. This policy brief highlights the role and functions of gender advisors with good practices from other countries and provides concrete recommendations regarding an effective introduction of gender advisors into Serbian security institutions.

This policy brief is a product of the project “Implementing the National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 in Security Sector Reform in Serbia: Series of Gender and SSR policy briefs and roundtables“, supported by DCAF.