Police Reform and Gender (Tool 2)

This tool is designed as a reference tool, with a mix of background information and practical examples and tips to assist in the design and/or implementation of the reform process. The following information can be used as a starting point for incorporating gender issues into a police reform processes The tool includes:

- An introduction to police reform
- The rationale behind integrating gender issues and ways in which this can strengthen police reform initiatives
- Entry points for incorporating gender issues into different aspects of police reform, including practical tips and examples
- An examination of particular gender and police reform issues in post-conflict, transitional, developing and developed country contexts

This tool is intended for use by various actors working on police reform including: police officers and recruitment staff, government officials, international and regional organisations and civil society organisations as well as parliamentarians and researchers.

For a 4-page introduction to Police Reform and Gender, see the Practice Note 2.

For Arabic, Dari, French, Russian, Montenegrin, and Indonesian translations, click here.

DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW 2008

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