Gender Mainstreaming of the Security Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina: From the Policy Papers to Reality.

Author:

Tomić, A.

Editor:

Date:

2015

Region:

Europe

Theme:

Gender, Peace Building and Security

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Tomić, A. (2015). Gender Mainstreaming of the Security Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina: From the Policy Papers to Reality. Connections, Vol 14, No. 3 (Summer 2015), pp. 87-102.

This article provides an overview of the situation, pre adoption of the national policy documents, in Bosnia and Herzegovina to determine why the adoption of the AP 1325 was considered a success. There has been positive progress in terms of gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the implementation of the AP1325 and the Gender Action Plan. However, the article finds that if the government wants to fully implement the UNSCR 1325, there should be a zero-tolerance clause on the policies regarding discrimination. The goals of the plan are possible through an inclusive approach by everyone and should focus on human security and its meaning to ensure equal access to services for men and women.