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29 Mar. 2018

NATO organises second workshop on military guidelines on the prevention of, and response to, conflict-related sexual and gender based violence

On 28 March 2018, the Belgium Royal Military Academy in Brussels hosted the second workshop on military guidelines on the prevention of, and response to, Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

5 Mar. 2018

How do women in science contribute to peace and security?

Women make a difference in peace and security – including through science. Female scientists and experts provide their leadership and expertise and engage in knowledge-sharing and training initiatives through the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme in a number of fields in relation to today’s security challenges. Discover some of these remarkable women.

26 Feb. 2018

Improving gender equality in Georgia’s armed forces

As the armed forces of various countries open up more positions to women, striving for gender equality and reducing barriers for the meaningful participation of women in the military is increasingly important. The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme supports a project to improve the conditions of women in Georgia’s armed forces.

31 Jan. 2018

UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits NATO Headquarters

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (31 January 2018). Welcoming Ms. Jolie, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised her “strong voice” and “great leadership for empowering women and the fight against sexual violence”. Noting that NATO is based on democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and the UN Charter, Mr. Stoltenberg pointed to the Alliance’s long record of fighting extremist groups which oppress women, like the Taliban and ISIS. “NATO has the responsibility to be a leading protector of women’s rights,” he said.

8 Jan. 2018

NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security takes office

Clare Hutchinson took office as the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) on Monday (8 January 2018). A Canadian national, Ms Hutchinson's past experience includes more than ten years as a Gender Adviser with the United Nations, including in Kosovo and Lebanon.

15 Dec. 2017

NATO Annual Report on Gender Perspectives in Allied Armed Forces: progress made in pre-deployment training and work-life balance

The third edition of the Summary of the national reports to the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) is a digest of the statistics and progress made, in 2016, by the 28 NATO members and 13 partners on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

5 Dec. 2017

Foreign Ministers agree new areas of NATO-EU cooperation

Foreign Ministers agreed to step up NATO’s cooperation with the European Union on Tuesday (5 December 2017). Joint work between the organisations will include three new areas: military mobility, information sharing in the fight against terrorism, and promoting women’s role in peace and security. “We are taking cooperation between NATO and the EU to a new level,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

5 Dec. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of Women, Peace and Security

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, spoke about “Women, Peace and Security” as part of a panel discussion at the Canadian Mission to the European Union on Tuesday (5 December 2017).

18 Nov. 2017

NATO Secretary General announces appointment of new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

It is a great pleasure to announce that I have appointed Clare Hutchinson of Canada as my new Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.

1 Nov. 2017

NATO participates in UN Security Council debates on Women, Peace and Security and Children in Armed Conflict

Today (31 October 2017), NATO’s Senior Advisor on Children and Armed Conflict – Resolute Support, Mr. Swen Dornig, participated in a UN Security Council debate on Children in Armed Conflict.

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