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Women in Security

On International Women’s Day, GISF celebrates the role of women in NGO security risk management. The number of women working in security is by no means negligible nor are the contributions of women to the sector hard to discern. GISF has asked its network of female colleagues who work in NGO security risk management to share some of their experiences with us and the following blog is a reflection of what they have shared.

8 Mar 2017 Blog

Report: Inclusion and Security Of LGBTI Aid Workers, Workshop 22/01/2016

RedR UK and GISF hosted a workshop on Friday 22nd January 2016, exploring current practices and issues that international development and humanitarian organisations encounter when approaching the inclusion and security of both international and national LGBTI aid workers. The need…

25 Aug 2016 Resource

In the News: Sexual violence against aid workers

Humanitarian response evaluations habitually find gender-based harassment to be a problem, with measures to prevent and respond to incidents proving inadequate. Subsequent rhetoric often fails to translate into reality and harassment continues on a day-to-day basis, both for civilians and aid workers. This article is largely centred on sexual violence against humanitarian workers, exploring the pervasive issue and potential responses.

29 Oct 2015 Blog

Gender in Peacekeeping

This comprehensive guide (2014) is part of the Institute for Security Studies’ (ISS) contribution to advancing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and ensuring that conflict management and peacebuilding efforts respect and promote the human…

17 Dec 2014 Resource