Thomas Guerber
Director, DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
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 support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Continue implementing the OECD-DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker DCAF-wide by producing gender analysis and mainstreaming tools to guide operational activities.
Work towards promoting gender equality within DCAF by implementing a Participatory Gender Assessment as part of the DCAF Gender Action Plan and present a set of actionable recommendations.