The role of the OSCE in ensuring gender equality into policies and practices

Keywords: gender equality; security; OSCE; policy; peace.


The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as an organization that has been dealing with security issues in the world for a long time, comprehensively covers the factors that affect them. One of them is the observance of human rights as the highest social value, which among other things, includes the achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. In the process of the establishment of the OSCE, a new policy was created that embodied in practice. It was based on norms of United Nations Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security and other international normative-legal acts in the field of gender equality. As a result, have been created their own mechanisms for combating with gender inequality for achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, peace and security which the world community can use as a model for change.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Adopted 10 December UNGA Res 217 A(III) (UDHR).
History. URL:
CSCE Budapest Document (1994) Towards A Genuine Partnership In A New ERA DOC.RC/1/95 Corrected version 21 December 1994.:
Who we are.:
40 years of OSCE.:
Gender equality.:
UNESCO, Measuring Gender Equality in Science and Engineering (2017): the SAGA Toolkit, SAGA Working Paper 2, Paris.:
Ministerial Council Decision (2004). № 14/04 2004 OSCE Action plan for the promotion of gender equality.
Ministerial Council Decision (2005) №14/05 Women in conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.
Ministerial Council Decision (2005) № 15/05 Preventing and combating violence against women.
Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit (2008).:
Ministerial Council Decision (2009) № 7/09 Women’s participation in political and public life.
Ministerial Council Decision (2011) № 10/11 Promoting equal opportunity for women in the economic sphere.
Guidance Notes on Gender in Security Sector Oversight (2014).
Ministerial Council Decision (2014) № 7/14 Preventing and combating violence against women.
Gender matters in the OSCE.:
Kaminskaya N., Romanova N. (2018). Security and Co-operation Organization in Europe in the field of gender equality conference. (Lviv, November 23, 2018). Lviv: Scientific Research Institute of Lviv Polytechnic National University. P. 144-147. [In Ukrainian]
Women. Peace. Security (2017). Information Handbook on Gender Aspects of Conflicts for Security Sector Specialists. Kiev. 264 p. [In Ukrainian]

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Loshchykhin, O., Kaminska, N., & Romanova, N. (2019). The role of the OSCE in ensuring gender equality into policies and practices. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 34(4), 87-91. Retrieved from