[PDF] Private Military and Security Companies and Gender (Toolkit 10)

Author: Sabrina Schulz and Christina Yeung, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW, Published on: 18 May 2010

In order to ensure the effectiveness…of security sector reform (SSR) involving Private Security Companies (PSCs) and Private Military Companies (PMCs) it is indispensable to integrate gender aspects into all operations...Initiatives to integrate gender into PMSCs’ operations, in particular SSR operations, should thus include combined approaches of…gender issues in contractual obligations and quality control processes. Developing specific internal policies on sexual harassment and abuse. Industry mainstreaming of gender issues in hiring, staffing, training and vetting…Including gender issues in evolving industry selfregulation. [Report refers to Blackwater, Dyncorp]

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Related companies: Blackwater DynCorp Xe (formerly Blackwater)