Security Sector Reform and Gender (Tool 1)

The tool includes:

- An introduction to SSR and gender 
- The rationale for why integrating gender issues strengthens SSR processes
- Practical ways of integrating gender into SSR policy and programme cycles
- An overview of specific gender and SSR issues in post-conflict, transitional, developing and developed country contexts.

See this page for more information on The GSSR Toolkit and the full range of "Tools" and "Practice Notes."

This tool is designed to provide a basic introduction to SSR and gender issues for the staff of national governments (including in donor countries), security sector institutions, and regional and international organisations, responsible for the development of SSR policy and programming. Civil society organisations, academics and researchers working on gender and security matters will also find it useful. 

For a 4-page introduction to Gender and SSR, see the Practice Note 1.

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

DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW 2008