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November 30, 2020 | 2:30 PM (CET)

Police Violence, Accountability, Institutional Cultures and Gender

In recent months, numerous incidents of police violence exposed globally have been met with popular outrage and demands for structural reforms of police forces. While police violence is a multi-faced phenomenon and often context-based, common features can be found across institutional cultures that do employ excessive or disproportionate use of force. 

As outlined in the DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR and UN Women Tool 2 on Policing and Gender in the Gender and Security Toolkit, respectful and inclusive policing culture values gender diversity as well as diversity of age, ethnicity, race, religion, region, class and other identity markers. 

Join UN Women, OSCE ODIHR and DCAF and a panel of experts for a discussion framing some of the main issues inherent to police violence and providing good practices for a transformative notion of policing. Simultaneous translation in English, French, Russian, and Spanish will be provided.


   - Mr Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights – US 
   - Ms Natalia Taubina- Director Public Verdict Foundation – Russia  
   - Ms Jane Gordon- Legal Director Sisters for Change – UK 
   - Mr Johann Rebert - Deputy Country Representative Asia Foundation – Sri Lanka 
   - Ms Kristina Roth- Senior Advocate, Amnesty International – US  

   - Natasha Lamoreux, Policy Specialist for Community of Practice for WPSHA, UN Women 

   - Andrea Huber, Head of Human Rights Department, OSCE ODIHR 


To register for this virtual event, click here