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Gender Training For The Security Sector : Lessons identified and practical resources

Gender Training For The Security Sector : Lessons identified and practical resources

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Published by N R Dewi Nurmayani
On 4-6 June 2012, DCAF hosted a three-day workshop on gender training for the security sector in Geneva, Switzerland. The workshop brought together thirty-six gender training experts from around the world to share and discuss good practices and lessons learned in delivering gender training to defence, police and other security audiences.

The topics covered during the workshop were:

-Gender training needs assessment
-Importance of gender – debating different approaches
-Simulation exercises and role plays
-Favourite gender training exercises
-Exchange and analysis of gender training agendas
-Gender training for men
-Gender and diversity training
-Exchange and analysis of case studies
-Gender training exercises to promote attitude change
-Follow-up and evaluating the impact of gender training

The workshop was held as part of DCAF’s ongoing project on Gender and Security Sector Reform Capacity Building. The report provides an invaluable resource to anyone involved in training in the field of gender and security as it includes numerous lessons identified as well as useful tips and pointers on how to overcome some of the greatest challenges that gender trainers currently face. Furthermore, the report contains a sizeable collection of tried-and-tested gender training exercises as well as an extensive list of additional resources such as publications, short videos and other electronic training materials.
On 4-6 June 2012, DCAF hosted a three-day workshop on gender training for the security sector in Geneva, Switzerland. The workshop brought together thirty-six gender training experts from around the world to share and discuss good practices and lessons learned in delivering gender training to defence, police and other security audiences.

The topics covered during the workshop were:

-Gender training needs assessment
-Importance of gender – debating different approaches
-Simulation exercises and role plays
-Favourite gender training exercises
-Exchange and analysis of gender training agendas
-Gender training for men
-Gender and diversity training
-Exchange and analysis of case studies
-Gender training exercises to promote attitude change
-Follow-up and evaluating the impact of gender training

The workshop was held as part of DCAF’s ongoing project on Gender and Security Sector Reform Capacity Building. The report provides an invaluable resource to anyone involved in training in the field of gender and security as it includes numerous lessons identified as well as useful tips and pointers on how to overcome some of the greatest challenges that gender trainers currently face. Furthermore, the report contains a sizeable collection of tried-and-tested gender training exercises as well as an extensive list of additional resources such as publications, short videos and other electronic training materials.

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GENDER TRAINING FORTHE SECURITY SECTOR
Lessons identied and practical resources
Outcomes rom the Expert Trainer Workshopheld in Geneva on 4-6 June 2012
 
Author
: Analee Pepper (DCAF)
Editors
: Kristin Valasek and Callum Watson (DCAF)
Copy editor
: Cherry EtkinsWe would like to thank all the workshop participants or sharing their expertise and providing input or this workshop report.In particular, we would like to thank the DCAF Gender and Security Programme or their excellent contributions.DCAF, a centre or security, development and the rule o law, is an international oundation ocused on supporting securitysector reorm and governance. DCAF provides in-country advisory support and practical assistance programmes, developsand promotes appropriate democratic norms at the international and national levels, advocates good practices, providescapacity building and training, and conducts policy-related research to ensure eective democratic governance o thesecurity sector. Visit us at: www.dca.chDCAF grateully acknowledges the support o the Norwegian Ministry o Foreign Aairs, which enabled this workshop totake place.© DCAF 2012. All rights reserved.
 
ISBN: 978-92-9222-237-6
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by Acumen Publishing Solutions and Ink Design, Cape Town, South Arica
Cover image:
Ocers o the Timorese National Police take part in a joint training exercise with their UN counterparts oncoordinating response and planning in the event o civil disorder, 12 January 2012. ©Martine Perret/UN Photo
 
CONTENTS
Preace 2Background 3DAY ONE: Welcome remarks and introduction 4SESSION 1:Conducting gender training needs assessments 5SESSION 2:Why is gender important? Debating dierent approaches: legal/normativeramework, human rights/security or operational eectiveness 11SESSION 3:Eective simulation exercises and role play 18DAY TWO: Welcome remarks 22SESSION 4:Exchange and analysis o gender training agendas 24SESSION 5:Gender training or men 27SESSION 6:Gender and diversity training 32SESSION 7:Exchange and analysis o case study exercises 38SESSION 8:Gender exercises to promote attitude change 42SESSION 9:Follow-up and evaluating the impact o gender training 49CLOSING SESSION 55ANNEX 1:Workshop agenda 56ANNEX 2:Participant list 59ANNEX 3:Favourite exercises 61ANNEX 4:Additional resources 74

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