Champion
Thomas Guerber
Director, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Thomas Guerber

Over the years, DCAF has gathered plenty of evidence which shows that the inclusion of the principles of gender equality into the security sectors of partner countries is crucially important for increasing operational effectiveness, enhancing local ownership and strengthening oversight. Conversely, discrimination because of gender identity or gender expression has a negative impact on the security sector. It is also unacceptable from a human rights perspective which is why we at DCAF will never tolerate it, neither in our programmatic work, nor as part of our organizational culture.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Ensure a work environment which fosters a healthy family-work balance and embraces diversity in DCAF's staff, fully reflected in new rules and regulations to be adopted in 2018.

  • Institutionalize capacity building on gender equality for all staff at every level which will ensure a better integration of gender equality throughout DCAF's work.