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23 Nov 2022

24 November 2022: Geneva SDG Community Coffee: Peace, Justice, and Gender Equality

Hosted in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), and UN Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund, the November edition of SDG Community Coffee will explore the interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and (SDG) 5 on Gender Equality.

Please register by 23 November COB at the latest to save your seat.

Time and date: 24 November 2022, 08:30 – 09:30 CET/Geneva
Venue: DCAF offices, Pétale 5, 9th Floor of the Maison de la paix buildings

Following the Geneva Peace Week 2022 (31 October-4 November 2022), this event will also explore challenges and opportunities related to gender-responsive data collection and data disaggregation and how practitioners can enhance synergies between these two goals towards contributing to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustaining Peace Agenda.


  • Welcome remarks by DCAF
  • The role of Good Security Sector Governance in advancing progress towards SDG 5 and SDG 16- Richard Steyne, DCAF
  • Gender and Security Division, Solène Brabant, DCAF
  • Gender- sensitive data collection- Achille Sommo, UN Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for transformative action by all countries to achieve peace and prosperity for all people. Within this framework, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on Peace, Just and Inclusive Societies formally links development with peace and security and recognizes how inequality and poor governance give rise to violence, insecurity, and injustice. The goal aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

Good governance of the security sector means that the security needs of all people are considered, and that all people must have equal access to justice. Measures to ensure gender equality are integral to effective rule of law, ensuring access to justice for all, and institutions being effective, accountable, and inclusive. SDG 5 in the 2030 Agenda aims to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

To be effective, the security and justice sector must provide services to respond to the distinct security and justice needs of women and girls. To be accountable and inclusive, the security and justice sector must recognize the agency of women and girls and ensure their inclusion in security and justice institutions and decision-making.

Promoting the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda, DCAF and UN Women will share insights on how SDG 5 and SDG 16 can be pursued jointly in practice and how practitioners can enhance synergies between these two goals. The event will also be an opportunity to discuss both the opportunities and challenges of gender-responsive data collection by the security and justice sector in implementing the SDGs.

Taking place every month from 8:30 am – 9:30 am the Community Coffee is a time to connect, exchange, and expand your knowledge of ongoing SDG-related work in Geneva and beyond. Make a stop on your way to work for a chance to meet new partners or reconnect with friends in the community (Click here to see the events calendar).

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