Afghan Police trained in Gender Issues

The tool on Police Reform and Gender has been translated into Dari by the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The translated version serves the Afghan community, strengthening the capacity of the police force to understand and address the security needs of men, women, boys and girls from a perspective of gender equality and inclusive security.

“Police Reform and Gender” is part of the Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit, published earlier this year by UN-INSTRAW, the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE (ODIHR).

Police officers are responsible for the maintenance of public order and the protection of Afghan men, women, boys and girls.

Incorporating a gender perspective into police reform is essential to ensuring that officers recognize the differential impacts of crime and violence and provide an appropriate and effective response.

Download the Dari version of Police Reform and Gender

Read the Press Release about the Security Sector Reform Toolkit:

From INSTRAW August 2008 e-newsletter

UN-INSTRAW is an Institute devoted to applied research, training and knowledge management in partnership with governments, the United Nations Agencies, civil society and academia to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.


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