|24 Jan. 2023 ||
Deep Dive Recap: Children and Armed Conflict and the Gender Perspective
On the 17th January 2023, the NATO International Military Staff Office of the Gender Advisor (GENAD) hosted its eighth Deep Dive Session, this time focused on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) and the Gender Perspective. The session highlighted NATO’s role in addressing CAAC while integrating a Gender Perspective, along with the military challenges to consider when addressing violations against girls and boys in a conflict setting.
|23 Nov. 2022 ||
Deep Dive Recap: Resilience and the Gender Perspective
On the 15th November 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) GENAD Office hosted its monthly Deep Dive Session, this time focused on the relationship between resilience and the Gender Perspective. This session explored the crucial role of integrating Gender Perspective for strengthening national and collective resilience to support NATO in safeguarding its nations, societies and shared values.
|17 Nov. 2022 ||
Women, Peace and Security in Professional Military Education
On 15 November 2022, the Canadian Defence Academy, in partnership with the Swedish Defence University and the George C. Marshall Centre, hosted an event at NATO HQ, dedicated to Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in the Professional Military Education. This event was organised under the auspices of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies working group on WPS and co-chaired by Canada and Sweden.
|07 Oct. 2022 ||
The people behind the policies: integrating gender perspectives into the military
NATO, as a political and military alliance, has a robust institutional framework comprised of dedicated civilian and military staff. There are several tools utilised by NATO military staff and Allied armed forces that ensure that gender perspectives are effectively integrated into all analysis, planning, missions and operations.
|07 Oct. 2022 ||
Youth, peace and security: What is it and why should we care?
Today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known, and young women and men are often forming the majority of the population in countries affected by violence and armed conflicts. Their input in security is therefore essential.
|06 Oct. 2022 ||
The 46th NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives focuses on hybrid threats, disinformation and human security
From 3rd to 5th October 2022, approximately 170 participants from 42 NATO Allies and Partners as well as academic organisations and civil society gathered for the Annual Conference of the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP). The conference focused on “Integrating Gender Perspective – Moving from Policy to Practice” with a series of panels and roundtable discussions.
|07 Jun. 2022 ||
Deep Dive Recap: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, and the Gender Perspective
On the 7 June 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted their fourth Deep Dive Session focusing on the nexus between the Gender Perspective, and Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs), specifically artificial intelligence (AI). This session discussed the inherent uncertainties of technology development trends and the paramount importance of policies that help pre-empt negative impacts while promoting beneficial applications. NATO’s Principles of Responsible Use for AI exemplify that approach, stressing the need to develop trust and interoperability, as well as the inclusion of a gender perspective in the design of future AI-enabled systems. The presentations were given by Dr Ulf Ehlert, Head of Strategy and Policy in the Office of the Chief Scientist and Zoe Stanley-Lockman from the Innovation Unit of the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division.
|11 May. 2022 ||
Deep Dive Recap: Cooperative Security and the Gender Perspective
On the 9th of May 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted their third Deep Dive Session, this time looking at the importance of the gender perspective in Cooperative Security. This session mentioned how projecting stability and strengthening security through cooperation, dialogue and partnerships requires a gender dimension. There were presentations from the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Centre of Excellence (CoE), EU Military Staff, SHAPE Partnership Directorate and from Colombia, NATO’s newest partner.
|20 Apr. 2022 ||
Deep Dive Recap: Understanding the impacts of Climate Change, Gender Perspective and Security
On the 12th April 2022, the International Military Staff (IMS) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Katherine Prudhoe and staff hosted their second Deep Dive Session focusing on the triple nexus of Climate Change, Gender Perspective and Security. This session highlighted the ecological risks for security and military planning as well as the importance of integrating a gender perspective.
|04 Apr. 2022 ||
NATO hosts women peacebuilders and mediators from the Middle East and North Africa to discuss their work and the Women, Peace and Security agenda
On 22 March 2022, NATO organized a public event on “Women Mediators and Peacebuilders in the MENA Region: Leveraging Leadership.” The event was part of NATO’s ongoing efforts to do more in terms of public diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa region.