In order to support the drive for gender-responsive SSR, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) and the United Nations International Research and Training Institution for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW, now part of UN Women) published a Toolkit on Gender and Security Sector Reform in February 2008.

During the development of the Toolkit it became clear that there was also a need for practical training materials on Gender and Security Sector Reform. This is the purpose of this Gender and Security Sector Reform Training Resource Package.

These training resources are a companion to the SSR and Gender Toolkit. They are designed for SSR trainers and educators, 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 training. Gender trainers working with the security sector will also find the content useful. For more about this Gender and Security Sector Reform Training Resource Package and how to use it, read ‘Using the TRP’.

 

Updates

 

April 2016 

New case studies on gender-related human resources policies in the armed forces from Ghana, Albania and The Netherlands have now been added to our series Examples from the Ground

 

February 2016 

The publication entitled Gender and Complaints Mechanisms: Handbook for Armed Forces and Ombuds Institutions to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Related Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Abuse by Megan Bastick is now available in French.

 

January 2016 

A new publication entitled The Security Sector and Gender: A survey of the National Police, Civil Protection, the Armed and Security Forces, the Justice system and Penal services of Mali written by Veerle Triquet and Lorraine Serrano is now available on the Additional Training Resources page.

 

December 2015

A new publication entitled Survivors Speak: Reflections on Criminal Justice System Responses to Domestic Violence written by Majda Halilovic and edited by Heather Huhtanen is now available on the Additional Training Resources page.

 

December 2015

DCAF launched a new SSR backgrounders series. The series provides clear and concise introductions to different aspects of SSR and good governance. There are two gender and SSR backgrounders: Gender Equality and Security Sector Reform: Mainstreaming gender equality in security provision, management and oversight and Gender Equality and Good Security Sector Governance: Gender equality for state and human security. The backgrounders are available on the Additional Training Resources page.

 

October 2015 

A new publication entitled Gender and Complaints Mechanisms: Handbook for Armed Forces and Ombuds Institutions to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Related Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Abuse by Megan Bastick is now available now available on the Additional Training Resources page.

 

11 December 2014 

Several new publications developed by the Partnership for Peace Consortium SSR Working Group are now available on the additional resources page, namely a list of course evaluation criteria, a reference sheet for gender-responsive course evaluations and hints and tips for coaching and mentoring. In addition, an inventory of gender and security e-learning courses has also been added.

 

30 July 2014 

UN Women has translated DCAF's joint publication with the Institute for Inclusive Security, A Women's Guide to Security Sector Reform into Albanian. This compliments the existing DCAF translations of the English version into Arabic, Bosnian and French.

 

5 June 2014 

A new publication entitled "Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Domestic Violence against Men: a Guidance Note for Security Sector Institutions" is now available now available on the Additional Training Resources page.

 

8 May 2014 

Three new DCAF/OSCE/ODIHR guidance notes on Integrating a Gender Perspective into Internal Oversight within Armed Forces, Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight and Integrating Gender into Oversight of the Security Sector by Ombuds Institutions & National Human Rights Institutions are now available on the Additional Training Resources page.

 

27 March 2014 

A new additional exercise entitled Gender vs. Sex is now available on Security Sector Reform page.

 

1 March 2013

A new joint publication between DCAF and the Institute for Inclusive Security, A Women's Guide to Security Sector Reform, is now available on the Additional Training Resources Page (under Security Sector Reform and Gender).

 

6 February 2013

DCAF's new publication, Gender Training for the Security Sector: Lessons identified and practical resources - Outcomes from the Expert Trainer Workshop is now available on the Additional Training Resources Page (under Security Sector Reform and Gender).