Presented by Security Sector Governance Programme
This seminar will unpack the achievements and challenges of creating a more gender representative and gender responsive security sector in line with UNSCR 1325. Reports on the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October 2010 revealed slow progress in the number of women deployed in Peace Support Operations. There is however, marked improvement in the numbers of African women now serving within the security sector and their deployment in peace missions. The majority of peace missions (10 out of 18) now also have gender advisors and gender is included in all new peacekeeping mandates.
This seminar brings together a wealth of experience and knowledge on gender and peacekeeping and the representation of women in the security sector in Africa. The aim is to have a discussion on the areas where progress has been discernable and the remaining challenges we need to confront in efforts to mainstream gender in the security sector.CHAIRPERSON:
- Prof Maxi Schoeman - Head of Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.
- LCDR Ella van den Heuvel - Dutch Armed Forces on ââ‚¬Å“The Role, Challenges and Achievements of the Gender Advisor in peace missions.ââ‚¬Â
- Dr Cheryl Hendricks - Security Sector Governance Program, ISS ââ‚¬Å“SADC`s progress in implementing UNSCR 1325ââ‚¬Â.
- Mr Daniel De Torres - DCAF, Deputy Head of Special Programmes "Gender Integration in the Security Sector in West Africa".
- Brigadier Kestoria Kabia - Gender Equality Office of the Sierra Leone Armed Forces ââ‚¬Å“Gender in the Defence Sector of Sierra Leone".
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