About the author
Ilja Luciak is Professor of Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. For the past
30 years he has conducted field research in Mexico, Central America, Cuba, Peru and Colombia focusing on
gender, security and peace. He has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Office of the Special Adviser to the
Secretary-General on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI) and the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Professor Luciak holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Vienna
and a PhD from the University of Iowa.
Editors
Graziella Pavone, OSCE/ODIHR, and Megan Bastick, DCAF
Acknowledgements
DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR and UN Women would like to express their gratitude to the many individuals who
contributed to this project. These include the participants in the review workshop which took place in
December 2018 in Geneva, and the individuals who reviewed and provided input on the drafts of this Tool:
Ornella Moderan, Nazli Yildirim Schierkolk, Jennifer Croft and Tiina Kukkamaa-Bah (ODIHR), Brad Orchard
(UN Women) and Anna-Lena Schluchter and Lorraine Serrano (DCAF). Particular thanks to Marta Ghittoni of
DCAF for her co-ordination of the production of the Toolkit.
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.
Published in Switzerland by the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF).
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Cover photo: Participants at the OSCE/ODIHR co-organized International Forum of Women Leaders in Minsk,
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