In order to integrate gender more systematically into its regional work in West Africa, FES had commissioned gender analyses of its thematic project areas in 2010.
The paper at hand is an extract of the gender analysis on FES’s regional project on security policy. It summarizes those general parts that might also be of interest to others working on security policy in West Africa.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.