DCAF, on behalf of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes (PfPC) Security Sector Reform Working Group and in collaboration with the Education Development Working Group, launched a new publication entitled "Teaching Gender in the Military".
The handbook aims to
(a) strengthen the ability of faculty to integrate gender in professional military education and
(b) improve the capacity of gender experts to deliver educational content.
In other words, it covers both ‘what to teach’ and ‘how to teach’ when it comes to gender and the military.
This handbook is a product of the Security Sector Reform Working Group of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes (PfPC), which is co-chaired by DCAF (the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces). The Handbook addresses the call to integrate gender in military education and training articulated in the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; the NATO frameworks to implement these resolutions; and national policies and initiatives in the NATO-PfP area.
It documents the knowledge outcomes of a series of four workshops on teaching gender in the military organised by the Security Sector Reform and Education Development Working Groups of the PfPC. These workshops were held over the course of two years and focused on the methodology of teaching gender to the military, designing sample lesson plans, integrating gender in the curriculum and evaluation, coaching and mentoring.
It was officially launched at NATO Headquarters in Brussels during the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives in June this year. The launch was kindly hosted by the Swiss Mission to NATO.
To access Teaching Gender in the Military: a Handbook kindly follow the link.