Women in Security Institutions

Military, Police and private security companies

We are talking about the position of women in local, national, regional and international security institutions, ranging from the local police force to a multi-national private security firm, through to UN peacekeeping forces comprising personnel from different countries.

What is of concern is the need to build and sustain institutions and mechanisms that meet the challenges of keeping citizens throughout the world safe and secure, and women are a key component to the achievement of this. Women need to be seen as equal partners in the running of organisations working in the realm of peace and security.