Why do we need a Disaster Loss Database? An answer comes from Serbia

by Slobodan Boskovic, Project Officer/Advisor     “We cannot eliminate disasters, but we can mitigate risk. We can reduce damage and we can save more lives”                                                                         ...

What about the Bullets?

by Aleksandrina Mavrodieva, SEESAC intern   According to SEESAC’s 2005 report Biting the Bullet, there are around 600 million small arms and light weapons (SALW) worldwide. At the same time, SIPRI has estimated that between 2005 and 2011, ...

Women in the Police Means a Better Response to Community Needs

by Bojana Balon, Programme ManagerHaving more women police officers is essential if law enforcement agencies are serious about combating sexual and gender based violence. This interrelationship has long been established (see: Progress ...

Life-saving action: Collecting and destroying guns in Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Djordje Milosevic, SEESAC intern @djordje_fpn In late March, UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized consultations about a possible campaign for the collection and destruction of illegal weapons and unexploded ordnance. Representatives ...

How to Destroy 17,000 Weapons in an Hour?

by Djordje Milosevic, SEESAC intern @djordje_fpn Every passing minute another person in the world is killed by a gunshot. Civilians now possess 30 percent more guns than passenger vehicles. What if we started destroying them? Oh wait, we ...

Guns in Serbia: Where are the numbers coming from?

by Djordje Milosevic, SEESAC intern Is Serbia one of the most heavily armed nations in the world? How would you check that? Where would you look for the data? Recently, the Serbian daily newspaper “Vecernje Novosti” published “Serbians are ...

How an Infographic made Arms Trade more Transparent!

by Iva Savic, Communications Officer Weapons fuel conflict. Hence, preventing or at least controlling their flow significantly contributes to international peace and security. In order to do this, we needed data which would help track ...

First Guidelines for Gender Sensitive Policing in South East Europe

by Bojana Balon, WPON Project Officer; Danijela Djurovic, Project Officer/Advisor; and Iva Savic, Communications Officer The Women Police Officers Network in South East Europe with the support of UNDP/SEESAC launched Guidelines for ...

When the Swedish Armed Forces have Designs on Gender Equality

by Danijela Djurovic, Project Officer/Advisor Question: How do you know when gender equality is truly embedded in your country’s armed forces? Answer: When a high-ranking male officer serves coffee to a delegation at an official meeting. ...

Women in the police: challenging stereotypes

by Danijela Djurovic, Project Officer/Advisor This summer, we organized three seminars on gender equality in the security sector, at the request of the Ministry of Interior. Part of the work of the Women Police Officer’s Network, the seminars ...