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YOUR COMMITMENTS

We support institutions and individuals who have committed to advance gender, peace and security, human development, human rights, the rule of law and violence prevention and response, particularly in fragile, crisis, conflict and post-conflict situations.

WE PROVIDE

A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS WITH HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS

Gender Associations offers a wealth of knowledge and skills on a wide variety of issues related to gender, peace and security. We form individual teams of experts for each project to support the diverse needs of our clients and their context in the following areas:

LAW AND JUSTICE

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Our work is guided by the international legislative framework on gender, peace and security. We work to support the implementation of international human rights and humanitarian law, the re-establishment and maintenance of the rule of law and access to justice, particularly through transitional justice mechanisms, truth and reconciliation mechanisms, as well as justice reform efforts, to ensure that all members of society affected by conflict, instability and insecurity have equal access to justice and have equal protection under the law.
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THE SECURITY SECTOR
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PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS

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The security sector is mandated to respond to the protection needs of all people, which becomes especially relevant in times of fragility and post-conflict. This includes the conventional security actors such as military, police, detention centers and border control, but also less conventional actors such as the media and civil society, including religious groups. In the (post-)conflict context, international peace support operations are yet another actor on the ground. Gender Associations works to provide gender-sensitive conflict analysis, support for security sector reform and capacity development and training to professionalize the provision of security and peacekeeping and ensure equal and inclusive outcomes.
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CLIMATE SECURITY,
MIGRATION & LIVELIHOODS

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Our experts understand the intricate relationship between conflict, climate change and environmental degradation and the differential impacts on the lives of diverse populations in different parts of the world. Many people either choose or are forced to migrate as a result of the loss of their livelihoods and security due to conflict, environmental degradation and climate change.. We support our clients to create gender-responsive strategies and sustainable solutions to meet the diverse needs of affected populations towards sustainable peace and development.
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VIOLENCE PREVENTION
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RESPONSE

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Sexual and gender-based violence remains widespread and systematic in times of peace and conflict. Our expertise on the prevention and response to such violence includes a deep understanding of context-specific socio-cultural dynamics, gender stereotypes and masculinities, as well as a need for gender-sensitive education, and improved access to quality services, including an effective referral system. We support clients to better understand the root causes of gender-based violence and to establish effective strategies, policies and services for violence prevention and response.
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PEACE PROCESSES
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PEACEBUILDING

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Building lasting peace has to involve the whole range of actors involved and affected by armed conflict. Gender Associations works to support efforts to integrate a gender and diversity perspective in peace agreements to, for example, increase women’s participation in formal and informal peace processes, including as negotiators and mediators, and to increase the recognition and role of civil society and other diverse actors in peacebuilding at the international, state and community level. We work with intersectional, gender-sensitive conflict analysis tools, transformative capacity-development methods and inclusive decision-making processes to support sustainable peacebuilding initiatives.
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POST-CONFLICT RECONSTRUCTION
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RECONCILIATION

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Gender Associations supports governments and other actors to mainstream gender and diversity in post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery processes. This support may include the establishment of rule of law and justice services for survivors of violence; support for veterans and ex-combatants; gender analyses to better inform programmes for skills-building and employment; and increased participation of diverse and vulnerable groups in local and national governance and development processes to promote the equal prioritization of their needs during the recovery and reconstruction period.
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