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DCAF | Ukraine Democratic Security Sector Governance Website

The Ukraine Democratic Security Sector Governance Website is part of a project on SSR in Ukraine that is implemented by DCAF in cooperation with the Razumkov Centre and with funding by the Netherlands. Organised around six main topics and six main actors, the website provides a valuable Best Practices section that aims to support democratic security sector governance in Ukraine.


Resource Library

Policy and Research Papers

Assessing the Impact of Orthodox Security Sector Reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina

This paper by the Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is part of a multi year CSG research project titled "Exploring the transition from first to second generation SSR in conflict-affected societies". Some twenty years after the Dayton peace agreement, the paper analyses the role of the international community in the SSR process in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and explores the issues raised by the lack of local ownership and the competing visions of local actors.

Women, Peace and Security in Iraq

This Policy Report by Zeynep N. Kaya from the LSE assesses Iraq's National Action Plan to implement the Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. What are the issues faced by women in Iraq? How does the National Action Plan address specific issues related to conflict and insecurity in Iraq?

Other Documents

Rule of Law Checklist

The Rule of Law Checklist by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe intends to build on the improvement in qualitative measurement of Rule of Law indicators in the context of the SDGs. The checklist provides a tool for assessing the Rule of Law in a given country through the constitutional and legal structures, the legislation in force, and existing case-law.


Winter Academy and CAS-Research Programme in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, Mediation, Security and Intercultural Dialogue | Baar, Switzerland

The Institute for Peace & Dialogue (IPD) will hold its International Winter Programs in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, Mediation, Security and Intercultural Dialogue in Switzerland from February until May 2016. Applications for the 10 day Winter Academy or the 3 Month CAS-Research Program can be submitted until Tuesday 1 November.

Course on Security Sector Reform | Sando, Sweden

The Folke Bernadotte Academy is organising a course from 6 to 10 February 2017 where participants will acquire an understanding of the concept of SSR and how the approach has evolved. Please note that the last application date is Sunday 20 November.



Is SSR male dominated?

Megan Bastick's thought-provoking question continues to garner responses, including different reasons as to how we may be "guilty of applying a 'male gaze' in the SSR process and its implementation". Is there a lack of showcasing women's efforts in the implementation process that may perpetuate the idea that SSR is male-led, hence male-dominated? Log on to engage with the latest comments and feedback.


Launch of the Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) eCourse | Monday 26 September | Geneva

This operational e-learning tool is aimed at the civil-military coordination community around the world. It looks at the military as a key operative in humanitarian action and seeks to enhance good coordination practices in natural disasters and complex emergencies. The eCourse offers the opportunity to review the basics of Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in a dynamic learning environment, a necessary and important requirement for all participants in OCHA’s face-to-face UN-CMCoord courses.

Violent Extremism: Setting Priorities for Research | Thursday 29 September | 09:00 - 12:30 | Washington

What motivates individuals or groups attracted to political rhetoric advocating violence to take the next step of carrying out violent action? How is this type of violence different from other forms of political violence? When, and under what conditions, do communities choose to support, abstain from or actively reject violent social movements and extremist groups?


Police and Justice Advisers | Adam Smith International | Nairobi | Deadline: until position is filled

Senior Analyst | International Crisis Group | Mexico City | Deadline: 1 October 2016

Tip of the Week

Want to learn about good practice in security and justice programming? Explore ISSAT's SSR in Practice page. It contains explanations of key concepts, recommended activities, and a growing collection of case studies, tools, examples, lessons, and other resources drawn from the collective experience of the community.