The role of Gender & Youth Unit
Our Gender and Youth Team handles all matters of this area of thematic focus. They formulate strategies on mainstreaming gender and Women’s Perspectives on Security (WPS). They identify emerging WPS issues relevant to the agency’s mandates, analyse implications and recommend possible strategies.
They plan and implement operational activities related to gender and WPS work of the Agency (conflict prevention, post conflict rehabilitation, civil society support work etc). They provide technical support to gender and WPS related mediation processes.
The team is responsible for ensuring gender balance in all the agency’s activities.They liaise with the research team to organise, coordinate research on a variety of gender and mediation as well as WPS issues. They also propose policy directives and plan of action on gender and WPS issues.