Posted: 09/04/2017
Introduction to Gender_UNSCR 1325 remains a powerful call to protect those who are most vulnerable in conflicts and their aftermath, and to enhance the participation of women in building peace and security.Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General雅Integrating a gender perspective is about how we are doing our job. Can we do our job in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts without understanding the social role (gender) that both men and women have in a given context and that lead to different social experiences, needs and interests? We simply cannot.雄Mari Sk駕e, NATO special representative of the secretary general for women peace and securityLadies and Gentlemen,NATO is committed to implementing UNSCR 1325. NATO Allied Command Transformation leads this effort through our world class education and training system.As the Gender Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, it is my pleasure to welcome you on this forum. Whoever you are: military, civilian, women, and men; wherever you work: in armed forces, IOs, NGOs, or private companies; wherever you live; feel free to share your experiences, your examples, and your comments with this forum. To feed our thoughts and to convince others of the efficiency of integrating a gender perspective in military operations we need your examples, the best practices, and your experience in Education and Training.Welcome, and thank you for helping us to reach our goal of fully implementing a Gender Perspective.Colonel IsabelleEhrhart-DuffoGender Advisor to SACTNATO HQ SACT