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Women's Participation in the Security Sector
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Calling for Greater Gender Equality within the Security Sector
SecurityWomen was established in 2015, gained UK registered Charity status in 2016 and US 501(c)(3) non-profit listing in 2018. Registered UK Charity Number: 1169486
Set up in 2015, SecurityWomen is an advocacy organisation for the inclusion of more women in security sector institutions, including the military and police, in countries throughout the world.
- We highlight academic papers, publications and reports about Women Peace and Security, monitor progress on gender equality in security institutions, to increase women in decision-making roles towards a 50:50 gender balance.
- We examine the barriers to women’s progress, from how to attract women to join the military and police, to how to develop a professional working environment free from gender discrimination.
- The purpose of SecurityWomen is to act as an advocacy organisation for the inclusion of more women in security sector institutions, including the military and police forces.
- SecurityWomen recognises that goals in the post 2015 development agenda, which aim to eradicate poverty and prevent environmental degradation, require progress towards a world in which gender equality is essential.
- SecurityWomen seeks to highlight learning and development practices within the security sector and the use of gender-sensitive training for all.
- We aim to gather information on women’s roles in peacekeeping, and their position in conflict negotiations and efforts in peacebuilding.
- We seek to evaluate women’s contribution and progress towards equality of representation within UN peacekeeping forces.
- We raise awareness of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 which reaffirms the importance of women in the resolution of conflicts in peace-building.