Daniel de Torres

Daniel de Torres is DCAF’s Deputy Head of Special Programmes and oversees DCAF’s gender and security programme. Prior to joining DCAF, Daniel was Research and Advocacy Coordinator at The Initiative for Inclusive Security, a private foundation in Washington, D.C. Over his career he has designed and delivered gender and security training for military and police personnel, prosecutors, judges, parliamentarians, SSR practitioners and civil society organisations. A native of Spain, Daniel worked on trade issues at the Spanish embassy in Washington, D.C., was country director for the NGO MPDL in Bosnia and Herzegovina and served in the Spanish Royal Guard. He has a B.A. in History and Economics from George Mason University in Virginia and an M.A. in International Development from the American University in Washington.

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Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Resolutions in Security Sector Reform (Tool 13)

Reflecting the text of the resolutions, the Tool focuses on reforms in the defence forces, police and the justice sector. Issues examined include: DDR, vetting, specialised services for victims of sexual violence, prosecution of violence against women in armed conflict, measures to increase women’s leadership in police and defence organisations and to promote deployment of women in peacekeeping, peacekeepers’ training , operational strategies to prevent sexual violence, and gender justice. The Tool will also examine progress made in promoting the participation of women in security decision-making, and in integrating Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889 in national security policy-making, including through national action plans.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acronyms

1. Introduction

2. What is security sector reform?
2.1 Security sector reform
2.2 Why women and girls?

3. What are the women, peace and security resolutions?
3.1 Overview
3.2 What do the women, peace and security resolutions mean for UN Member States?

4. How can the women, peace and security resolutions be implemented in security sector reform?
4.1 In national and regional security policies and Action Plans
4.2 Through women’s participation in SSR processes
4.3 In defence reform
4.4 In police reform
4.5 In transitional justice and justice reform
4.6 In preparation for the deployment of personnel to peacekeeping missions
4.7 By Countries involved in armed conflict

5. Key recommendations

6. Additional resources

Tool

Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Resolutions in Security Sector Reform (Tool 13)

This tool is intended for use by policymakers, NGOs and international actors supporting SSR and/or the design and implementation of SCR 1325 National Action Plans. The focus of the Tool is national-level implementation of the standards set by the four United Nations Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security (SCRs 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889) in security sector institutions.

Reflecting the text of the resolutions, the Tool focuses on reforms in the defence forces, police and the justice sector. Issues examined include: DDR, vetting, specialised services for victims of sexual violence, prosecution of violence against women in armed conflict, measures to increase women’s leadership in police and defence organisations and to promote deployment of women in peacekeeping, peacekeepers’ training , operational strategies to prevent sexual violence, and gender justice. The Tool will also examine progress made in promoting the participation of women in security decision-making, and in integrating Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889 in national security policy-making, including through national action plans.

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Policy and Research Papers

Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Resolutions in Security Sector Reform

This tool is intended for use by policymakers, NGOs and international actors supporting SSR and/or the design and implementation of SCR 1325 National Action Plans. The focus of the Tool is national-level implementation of the standards set by the four United Nations Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security (SCRs 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889) in security sector institutions.

Reflecting the text of the resolutions, the Tool focuses on reforms in the defence forces, police and the justice sector. Issues examined include: DDR, vetting, specialised services for victims of sexual violence, prosecution of violence against women in armed conflict, measures to increase women’s leadership in police and defence organisations and to promote deployment of women in peacekeeping, peacekeepers’ training , operational strategies to prevent sexual violence, and gender justice. The Tool will also examine progress made in promoting the participation of women in security decision-making, and in integrating Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889 in national security policy-making, including through national action plans.

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Mise en œuvre des résolutions sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité dans la réforme du secteur de la sécurité

Le Dossier « Mise en œuvre des résolutions sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité dans la réforme du secteur de la sécurité » fait partie de la Boîte à outils « Place du genre dans la réforme du secteur de la sécurité ». Conçue pour expliquer de manière empirique aux décideurs et aux praticiens les questions de genre au regard de la RSS, cette Boîte à outils se compose de treize dossiers, accompagnés des notes pratiques correspondantes. Ce dossier répond notamment à des questions telles que: En quoi consistent les résolutions sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité ? En quoi les résolutions sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité sont-elles importantes pour la RSS ? Comment les résolutions sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité peuvent-elles être appliquées dans la RSS ? Le dossier intègre aussi les questions relatives à la problématique « femmes, paix et sécurité » à inclure dans un examen préliminaire à la RSS. 

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