The EU is facing complex and evolving security threats, such as organised crime and terrorism, cyber violence and hybrid threats. This has placed security high on the political agenda. However, security is not gender-neutral. Women and men experience conflict, insecurity and threats differently and the impact of security policies is not equal across different groups.
This policy brief examines the main gender inequalities in the policy area of security:
The complex and evolving security threats the EU is facing, such as organised crime, terrorism, cyberviolence and hybrid threats, have placed security high on the political agenda of both the previous Commission (2014–2019) and the current Commission (2019–2024).