In a quest for different security experiences and priorities, the United Nations Security Council in year 2000 adopted Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 to create a gender equal, gender-sensitive and gender-responsive security sector. The efforts at gender mainstreaming in peace and security have been accompanied by state-level attempts to increase the participation of women in security sector. However, despite all the frameworks, agenda setting, national action plan advocacy and training, progress made in improving women’s participation in security structures, and processes has been chequered.

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