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Twenty years on, NATO’s commitment to Women, Peace and Security is stronger than ever

In a written address to the United Nations Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security on Thursday (29 October 2020), Ms Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security stressed that NATO’s “vision of security must be anchored to the inclusion of women, the adoption of a gender perspective in all activities, and in upholding the highest standards of behaviour”.
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NATO marks achievements on gender-related issues

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), NATO welcomes the achievements of experts who have contributed to practical cooperation on gender-related issues among NATO member and partner countries in the framework of the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.
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44th NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives

The NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) hosted its annual conference on 13-14 October 2020. The theme of the conference was “Deepening Gender Mainstreaming: Transformation Through Professionalisation” and the event brought together 110 participants, including representatives from NATO Member and Partner Nations, academics, researchers, and international organisations from around the world, virtually and physically. At the conference, participants discussed the current state of affairs and exchanged best practices to continue integrating gender perspectives and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda at NATO.
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NATO and Women, Peace and Security: Strength is in gender diversity and equality

Speaking at an online dialogue on the future of Women, Peace and Security at NATO on Thursday (15 October 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that further advancing gender equality was a priority for NATO in the 2030 horizon: “You have my personal commitment to provide the leadership and support needed”, he said. “It is about making our strong Alliance even stronger”.
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NATO, UN and Civil Society discuss fight against conflict-related sexual violence

On the International Day for the Elimination of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, NATO hosted a digital dialogue on Friday (19 June 2020) to address the prevention and response to the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war.
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''Peace is more likely to prevail when women are empowered and intrinsically engaged in its creation''

After February’s conference, the WPS team approached Admiral James Foggo, Commander of JFC Naples, for a few follow-up questions. Admiral Foggo has long been a staunch supporter of the Women, Peace and Security mandate in and beyond NATO, and he has made the integration of gender perspectives in all of JFC Naples’ work an absolute priority. Thank you Admiral, for your personal dedication to this topic, and for all your efforts to advance the principles of gender equality at NATO.
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Preventing and Responding to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Essential to NATO's Operational Effectiveness

On 20 and 21 February 2020, Joint Forces Command (JFC) Naples conducted a workshop focused on NATO’s commitment to the Prevention of and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV). There were 48 workshop attendees from all levels of the NATO Command Structure and NATO HQ.
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Secretary General welcomes gender advisors to NATO Headquarters

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed gender advisors to NATO Headquarters in Brussels at an event on Monday (2 March 2020). Mr. Stoltenberg thanked them for their important work, “to make NATO more effective and to improve security and stability wherever we operate”. NATO’s gender advisors are military or civilian personnel deployed to NATO commands, operations, and missions.
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NATO celebrates leading women in science

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet three scientists playing leading roles in activities under the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.
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NATO adopts first-ever policy on preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse

NATO has adopted its first policy on preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse.

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