SEESAC Regional Security Sector Reform Platform (RSSRP) is based on regional network of experts in small arms and light weapons and gender mainstreaming in security.
- RSSRP is a regional platform for addressing global stabilization needs, based on SEESAC’s unique network of security experts with experience in the area of Security Sector Reform (SSR) with a particular focus on Arms Control and Gender Mainstreaming in Security Policy,
- RSSRP is a South-South knowledge transfer mechanism. RSSRP creates an opportunity for South East European states to become stronger contributors to global security whilst enhancing South-South cooperation around major Rule of Law challenges.
- RSSRP is a regional mechanism that will deliver quick, effective and demand-driven responses to Rule of Law needs at the technical level in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel and further afield.
- RSSRP consists of the combination of SEESAC practical implementation capacity, backed by the regional Roster of Experts, approved by the participating states, and selected for their proven track-record and current hands-on experience of national policy design and implementation coupled with participation in SEESAC regional projects and initiatives.
The expertise that RSSRP offers is organized in two streams: SALW Control and Gender Mainstreaming in SSR.
- Policy development support: support for legislative and strategic policy development; support for coordination measures including the establishment and capacitation of SALW Commissions; support for evidence based policy making through SALW Surveys and research; data management.
- Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM): capacity development including training, infrastructure improvements; maintenance and record keeping; stockpile reduction through destruction of SALW and ammunition.
- Marking, Tracing and Registration: Support for legislative framework development and harmonization with international standards; support for the development of national registers of firearms in civilian possession; record-keeping solutions development and implementation; regional networking of firearms experts; capacity development and training.
- Collection Campaigns and Awareness raising: Design and implementation support for collection and awareness raising campaigns including research legislation and outreach.
- Arms exports control: Support for legislative framework development and harmonization with international standards and best-practices; Technical support and capacity development for licensing authorities; support for increased transparency and reporting in line with ATT and EU standards; development of record-keeping databases; brokering database; industry outreach.
- Policy development support: technical support and expert advisory services for mainstreaming gender in legislative and strategic policy development and implementation;
Gender Mainstreaming in Security Sector Reform:
- Raising Gender Awareness in the Military and Police: design and implementation of gender awareness training and workshops; technical support for development of gender training for the military and police;
- Capacity Development for Gender Equality Mechanisms: technical support and advice for gender equality mechanisms (gender focal points, gender advisors, gender equality coordinators, gender equality committees) established in the police and the military; on how to implement their mandates with limited resources, how to advocate for gender equality, create networks of supporters, formulate evidence based policies and regulations, how to mainstream gender in policy development and implementation.
- Mainstreaming Gender in Military and Police Recruitment and Retention: technical support and advice on how to conduct gender analysis of human resources and public relations policies and practices on recruitment; how to conduct gender analysis of policies and practices contributing to retention of personnel; how to mainstream gender in recruitment and ensure retention of personnel; collection and analysis of gender sensitive statistics;
- Mainstreaming Gender in Military and Police Training and Education: technical support and advise on how to conduct gender analysis of military and police training and education; technical advise on how to mainstream gender in military and police training and education;
- Integration of Gender in Military Operations: advice and technical support on the integration of a gender perspective in planning and implementation of military operations;
- Technical support in the Establishment of Women’s Networks in the Security Sector: technical support and advice on the establishment and management of women’s networks; capacity development including training for gender advocacy, project development and implementation; Strengthening Capacities of Police to Combat Gender Based Violence: advice and training on how to develop initiatives to strengthen police response to sexual and gender based violence;
- Gender research and analysis; technical support for development of methodology, development of gender sensitive indicators, strengthening of capacities of police and the military for gender analysis.
RSSRP as an instrument of international development and assistance, including in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- RSSRP creates an opportunity for South East European states to become stronger contributors to global security whilst enhancing South-South cooperation around key Rule of Law challenges.
- Expenditures in the relevant Security Sector Reform and other Rule of Law activities, as well as Small Arms Control are ODA eligible. Therefore, RSSRP activities can ensure ODA visibility for the participating countries.
- Current negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG #16 on “promoting peace and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions”, fits perfectly with the RSSRP scope of expertise.
- By enabling the South-South and East-East Cooperation, RSSRP is supporting the goals of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) hosted by the UNDP.
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