Policy and Research Papers

The Federal Government of Germany - Interministerial Strategy to Support Security Sector Reform (SSR)

The Federal Government of Germany's SSR Strategy Interministerial Strategy  to Support Security Sector Reform (SSR). 

First, it describes interministerial objectives and principles of action, thereby creating a framework for improving coherence among ministries in the planning and implementation of SSR measures. Second, the strategy defines concrete interministerial measures to achieve these goals.

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Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes. As a source of high-quality data and policy analysis, the report is a key reference and accountability tool for policymakers, women’s organizations, the UN system, and other stakeholders.

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An introduction to Human Rights and Security Sector Reform

Successful Security Sector Reform (SSR) must be guided by the understanding of people as rights-holders and the state, including core security actors, as duty-bearers in providing security as a service to the people. Human rights and security are closely linked. Human rights violations can be a cause of conflict, a result of conflict or an early warning of conflict.

This paper describes international human rights obligations, the concept of SSR, how human rights are relevant to successful SSR, what a human rights-based approach to SSR entails and provide practical examples of specific human rights.

 

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PRÉVENIR LES CONFLITS TRANSFORMER LA JUSTICE OBTENIR LA PAIX

Il y a quinze ans, la résolution 1325 du Conseil de sécurité a réaffirmé l’importance de l’égalité de participation et de la pleine implication des femmes dans tous les efforts visant à maintenir et à promouvoir la paix et la sécurité. Au cours des années qui ont suivi, le Conseil de sécurité a étayé cette décision en adoptant six autres résolutions sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité.

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"Like the military of the village”: Security, justice and community defence groups in south-east South Sudan

This report explores how the various providers of security and justice have responded to violence associated with the civil war, intercommunal conflict, and gender-based violence in Torit and Kapoeta, south-east South Sudan. It asks to what extent the security and justice providers are effective, inclusive, and whether people see them as legitimate. The report aims to inform efforts to enhance people’s security and access to justice.

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