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Training Resources on Civil Society Oversight of the Security Sector and Gender



Megan Bastick, Kristin Valasek



Gender-responsive civil society oversight of the security sector seeks to:

  • reflect the different security needs, views and priorities of women and men, boys and girls
  • include women and men and women's organisations in oversight processes
  • monitor how security sector institutions address gender-based violence
  • hold security sector institutions accountable for discrimination and human rights violations
  • advocate for equal participation of men and women in security sector institutions
  • promote the implementation of international and regional laws, instruments and norms concerning security and gender, such as the Beijing Platform for Action and UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820