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.

Personal Commitments

Develop a plan for implementing the OECD-DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker DCAF-wide and take concrete steps for its operationalization in 2021.
Strengthen the transparency and accountability of DCAF’s work towards gender equality by adopting a DCAF wide Gender Action Plan, conducting a Gender Pay Equality Audit and setting up a Participatory Gender Assesment.