About the author
Eleanor Gordon is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Monash University, Deputy
Director of the Masters in International Development Practice and sits on the Monash Gender, Peace and
Security Steering Committee. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Security Governance and Associate
Editor of Stability: International Journal of Security and Development. Eleanor has spent 20 years working on
conflict-related security and justice issues, including ten years in management and advisory roles with the
United Nations and other international organizations in conflict-affected environments. Her research and
practice focus on inclusive approaches to building security and justice after conflict.
Editor
Megan Bastick, DCAF
Acknowledgements
The author is grateful to the justice and gender experts and practitioners who generously gave their time to
participate in interviews for this Tool, particularly Louise Simonsen Aaen, David Chuter, Asher Flynn, Bunafsha
Gulakova, Majda Halilovic, Chamila Hemmathagama, Veronika Kristkova, Francesca del Mese, Sven Pfeiffer
and Manuela Ramirez.
DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR and UN Women would like to express their gratitude to the many individuals who
contributed to this project. These include individuals who reviewed and provided input on the drafts of this
Tool: Pilar Domingo (ODI), Majda Halilovic (Atlantic Initiative), Brad Orchard and colleagues at UN Women,
Graziella Pavone and Omer Fisher (OSCE/ODIHR), and Lorraine Serrano and Callum Watson (DCAF). Particular
thanks go to Marta Ghittoni of DCAF for her co-ordination of the production of the Toolkit.
Thanks to Atlantic Initiative, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs
of Sierra Leone, the Office of the e Safety Commissioner of Australia, the San Diego County District Attorney’s
Office, UNDP Iraq, UNDP Sierra Leone and Žene Ženama for providing photos for this publication.
DCAF acknowledges the support of Switzerland, Sweden and UK DfID in the production of this Toolkit.
This Toolkit was published with the support of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
(OSCE/ODIHR). Its content does not necessarily reflect the policy and position of OSCE/ODIHR.
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a number of signs of Venus – representing women – intending to stress the magnitude of femicidal violence,
and the need to eradicate it © UN Women/Dzilam Mendez.

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