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

The Gender and SSR Training Resource Package is a series of practical training materials to help trainers integrate gender in SSR training, and deliver effective gender training to SSR audiences.
 It is designed for SSR trainers and educators, and gender trainers working with the security sector, to help you present material on gender and SSR in an interesting and interactive manner. The Gender and SSR Training Resource Package contains a wide range of exercises, discussion topics and examples from the ground that you can adapt and integrate into your SSR or gender training.
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

Editor(s): Megan Bastick, Kristin Valasek

DCAF 2009