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July 2014

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Welcome to the July issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.

We would love to hear your feedback via our social media channels or direct to us at communications@saferworld.org.uk 


Women and the security sector in Yemen

Women have an essential role to play in linking the security forces with communities, helping the security sector become more gender-sensitive and ensuring that internal police procedures promote equality and fairness. Yet in Yemen social norms and traditional prejudices are challenging women’s capacity to work within the sector, particularly as police and prison officers.

Our latest short film, produced with partner Support Yemen, an independent media collective of young Yemeni men and women, features interviews with staff from Yemen's security forces, the Reform and Rehabilitation Authority, and the Ministry of Interior.

Watch the film here.


Tackling transnational organised crime

Transnational organised crime is a complex phenomenon, which is deeply embedded within social, political and economic systems at the local, national and international levels. As such, it is inherently connected to development processes.

In Identifying approaches and measuring impacts of programmes focused on transnational organised crime we explore the implications for governments, civil society and multilaterals attempting to tackle it, both at home and abroad.

Read the briefing here.

Read an accompanying comment piece from the authors.


Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The first global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict (ESVC) took place in London last month. Saferworld hosted an expert delegation of staff and civil society partners from Nepal, Libya and Yemen who participated in panel discussions and put forward recommendations to governments on how they can help prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in conflict by addressing its root causes.

Our briefing produced for the summit explores some of the changes that can be made to security and justice systems as part of a broader approach to prevention. A blog explores why a holistic approach to conflict is needed to make progress against sexual violence. Moving forward, it is crucial that governments stand by and implement their existing commitments.

Read the briefing here.

Read the blog here.

Small arms and light weapons proliferation in Kenya

The international community met in New York last month to evaluate progress under the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons. Based on our work in Kenya, in this comment piece James Ndung’u and Kat Achilles argue that a community-focused approach is needed to successfully address small arms and light weapons proliferation and misuse.

Read the comment piece here.


Brazil, peace and post-2015

 

The latest in our series of research reports on Rising Powers and post-2015 analyses Brazil’s position on the inclusion of peace within the post-2015 development agenda and explores some of the arguments that Brazil has made to date.

Read the briefing here.


Open working group on post-2015

Read Saferworld's response to peace and governance references within the zero draft of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals who met for their 12th session last month.

Read Saferworld's comments here.


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