DCAF-LAC cooperates with democratic institutions, security providers and NGOs in Central and South America on security sector governance issues. LAC promotes a holistic approach to SSR/G by:
Promoting the application of principles of good governance to public and private security providers.
Supporting governments and parliaments in strengthening the legislative framework for private security services.
Supporting private security regulatory bodies in their efforts to increase transparency and accountability of private security services.
Development of local institutional capacities to address security and human rights challenges related to the operations of extractive industries’ companies and PSCs, and the consolidation of local ownership of SSG/R processes.
Supporting the promotion of gender equality in security institutions.
Contributing to a democratic, just, and violence free society.