How can we keep women in the police?

by Ivan Zverzhanovski, UNDP/SEESAC Team Leader More women are represented in the security sector in the Balkans than ever before. The numbers of women in the police are increasing. In the past few years, the star performers in the region include ...

Minimizing the Threat of Small Arms in the Western Balkans

by Ivan Zverzhanovski, SEESAC Coordinator What do the places like Sevelievo (Bulgaria), Padjane (Croatia) and Evangelos - Florakis, (Cyprus) have in common? They are among the many ammunition storage sites where an accident took place ...

Empowering Women Police Officers in South East Europe

by Bojana Balon, Project Officer and WPON Project Manager It is now past midnight in Zlatibor, Serbia, and I have just said goodbye to members of the Women Police Officers Network in South East Europe. We spent the past two days working to improve ...

Fighting for Gender Equality on the Battlefield

by Koh Miyaoi, Regional Gender Team Leader at UNDP March 22 was an exciting day for me.  For the first time in my life, I was seated in the Central Army Hall in Belgrade, shoulder to shoulder (well, almost) with Generals, Colonels and Lieutenants ...