Ana Dangova is Research Assistant with the Gender and SSR programme at DCAF. Her main tasks include supporting research for and development of the programme. She is currently assisting in the preparation of the Gender and Security Sector Reform Training Resources Package. Ana’s research focuses on the linkages between security sector reforms and international human rights law.
Security sector reform (SSR) is increasingly prioritised by governments, and on the agenda of international development, peace and security communities. SSR opens a window of possibility to transform security policies, institutions and programmes, creating opportunities to integrate gender issues
Despite this recognition of the importance of integrating gender issues in SSR, there has been a lack of resources on the topic. This Toolkit is an initial response to the need for information and analysis on gender and SSR. It is designed to provide policymakers and practitioners with a practical introduction to why gender issues are important in SSR and what can be done to integrate them.
The Toolkit Annex is a compilation of key laws and instruments relevant to gender and SSR, referencing specific articles that relate to particular security sector institutions.Section 1 includes more general standards relating to SSR and gender, as well as a section on norms guiding security sector reform and a compilation of international and regional instruments. Each subsequent chapter refers to a particular area of SSR covered in the Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit .
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