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Session 8: Integrating Gender in Security Sector Reform: A Practical Approach

Session 8: Integrating Gender in Security Sector Reform: A Practical Approach

Discussion Points:

  • Have recruitment, retention and advancement policies for the MoD and AF been reviewed or are there plans for review and revision? What are some of the challenges connected to making recruitment and retention policies in this sector more gender responsive, and how can they be overcome? How can local and international actors support this process?
  • Are other concrete and targeted measures planned to increase the number of female staff in senior management positions in the MoD and AF? What are some of the challenges connected to this and what needs to be done to overcome these challenges? (This point may overlap with the questions discussed in the panel on women’s leadership and could be dropped, also for the sake of time).
  • Since the adoption of the NAP, has the involvement and participation of women in the development of security policies and strategies increased? Is this something the MoD has been working on, and if so, how? What are some of the lessons learned?

Speakers:

Tanja Miščević‚ State Secretary, Ministry of Defence‚ Republic of Serbia

Biljana Lazarević‚ Police Advisor, Ministry of Interior; former Head of the Serbian police contingent in MINUSTAH

Anja H. Ebnöther‚ Assistant Director and Head of Special Programmes, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Kathrin Quesada‚ Project Coordinator, Gender and Security, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Dragana Petrović‚ Executive Secretary of the Council for Gender Equality‚ Republic of Serbia, (Moderator)