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The photo is by Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID. It is of 89 new Rwandan police women in 2010 who arrived at El Fasher (Darfur) to work for UNAMID

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 operates on a global basis.

SecurityWomen aims to highlight news items, academic papers, publications and reports on the subject of Women Peace and Security, and to monitor progress in the development of gender equality in security institutions, in particular, the increase of women in decision-making positions and advances towards a 50:50 gender balance.

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March 3, 2021

UK Cyber Security Boss Calls on More Women to Join Her

A leading cyber security firm boss is calling for other women to join her in the industry.

March 2, 2021

IHSG International Conference 2021 on Gender Security and Global Politics: 25/26 February 2021: Inaugural Address by Dr Juliet Colman

March 2, 2021

UNSCR 2553 reaffirms increased women's inclusion in security reform

February 18, 2021

U.S. Department of Defense's Adoption of Women, Peace, and Security Framework Incorporates New Approach to Human Rights

The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) approach to international human rights law (IHRL) has been the subject of substantial criticism, focused on the perception that the U.S. rejects a role for IHRL during military operations. The reality is more nuanced. The department’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Strategic Framework, issued last year, is a valuable illustration of this subtlety, and portends a shift in DOD’s relationship with and the interpretation and applicability of IHRL.

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February 8, 2021

UN Women Launches A New Global Police Handbook

Today, UN Women, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) launched a new Handbook on Gender-Responsive Police Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence.

UN Women
January 26, 2021

U.S. Military Leaders Given 2 Weeks to Show Their Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts Are Working

In one of his first actions as defense secretary, Lloyd Austin is ordering his top generals to report on the measures they're taking to prevent sexual assault and harassment in the ranks -- and how they know they're working.

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