Joining the Dots: Gender, Corruption and Insecurity

Thu 14th Mar 2024
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As gender advocates gather at the United Nations for the sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, corruption and conflict are notably absent from the agenda.

Transparency International Defence and Security explored how conflict, insecurity and corruption fuel gender inequality, and what the international community can do to prioritise this cross-cutting concern in the future in the first webinar in their new series. 

Gender inequality, corruption and insecurity are part of a vicious cycle. Corruption is shaped by gendered dynamics which often exacerbate insecurity.

At the same time, gender concerns are rarely integrated into anti-corruption measures, and anti-corruption efforts are often missing from high-level discussions about women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Whether we are looking at conflict prevention, conflict response, or peacebuilding processes, integrating gender into anti-corruption measures must become an international priority.

Our expert panel discussed how the absence of corruption and gender considerations feed insecurity in the context of their work, and how they work to fight it.



  • Dr Sabrina White, Defence and Security Gender Specialist (Moderator)
  • Dr Ortrun Merkle, Gender and Anti-Corruption Expert
  • Javiera Thais Santa Cruz, Gender Adviser, OSCE Gender Issues Programme
  • María Fernanda Galicia Pacheco, Co-Founder and Principal CEO, Mexiro