About a year ago, I had the pleasure of doing an online interview
with Christine Persaud on gender issues that relate to humanitarian safety and security practice. Shortly afterwards, Christine was engaged by the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) to conduct research and write a series of guidelines on gender and security. EISF has just released Christine's work in digital format, titled: Gender and Security: Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender in Security Risk Management
. It's a very well put together and useful 60-page PDF document that delves into security challenges associated with gender and practical ways to address them. The content, writing, and formatting make the manual quite accessible and readable. Kudos to Christine, Hye Jin Zumkehr, and EISF for providing this much needed reference to the humanitarian community. I highly recommend this volume to NGO managers (especially those in the field) and feel it should be required required reading for all safety and security practitioners.