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Institute for Security Studies to conduct Gender Course for SADC/SARPCCO region
2 Jun 2014
On 13-25 July 2014, ISS will commence the development of a two-week sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) course and a two-week integrated gender course.  The courses will comprise of all dimensions of gender, as a gender advisor course for Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African region for Police in Peacekeeping missions. These courses are based on a comprehensive gender manual which is currently being prepared for printing. With support from the Norwegian National Police Directorate (POD) the ISS will be supported by Chief Inspector Erina Hammer and Chief Superintendent Tor Damkaas from the Norwegian Police Service, as well as Superintendent Bjanrne Askolm and Inspector Niels Jessen Hansen from the Danish Police Service. The Gender Course will be facilitated by international gender experts Kristine St. Pierre and Almero Retief who also developed the Gender Manual. The course is aimed at developing critical foundational knowledge, insight, skills and personal qualities to more effectively support the women, peace and security mandate of United Nations and African Union (UN/AU) peacekeeping missions as part of their daily duties and responsibilities in peacekeeping operations, considering the rule of law (ROL) and UN and international standards and best practices regarding gender equality, human rights and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) prevention and response. For more information: ISS TfP UNPOL SGBV Prevention and Response Course

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