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.

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$1.7 Trillion Global Spending on Military in 2017: Highest since End of Cold War

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018: According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in total, countries around the world spent $ 1.739 billion on arms in 2017. Although there was a marginal increase of 1.1 percent rise in real terms on 2016, the total global spending in 2017 is the highest since the end of the cold war.

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The Private Security Monitor

March 1, 2018

The University of Denver, in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) has a research project which monitors private security across the world.

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The Future of Warfighter Conference, November 2017, London

February 21, 2018

The Future of Warfighter Conference was held by RUSI, Royal United Services Institute on 23 November 2017. The event took place at the Institute`s WhiteHall building. The conference brought together 11 professionals to share their experiences and to debate the future developments of the British Military. This report aims to provide a brief background of speeches and more importantly, to identify the discourse in relation to gender and women`s inclusion in military recruitment.

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Cyber-security as a career for girls

September 15, 2017

Lucy Owen, A-level student from Stroud High School, Gloucestershire, UK, talks about Cyber-Security as a career. She is present at the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017 (CSW) in New York

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