Gender Perspectives and Military Effectiveness: Implementing UNSCR 1325 and the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

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Egnell, R.

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Date:

2016

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Gender, Peace Building and Security

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English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Egnell, R. (2016). Gender Perspectives and Military Effectiveness: Implementing UNSCR 1325 and the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. PRISM, Vol. 6, No. 1, Women, Peace and Inclusive Security. Pp- 72-89.

This article argues that policies and activists should work with military organisations to implement UNSCR 1325 and National Action Plans. To further the discussion on gender in military affairs, this article discusses two questions: why should gender perspectives be introduced and implemented in military organizations? And how should this process be managed to do so successfully? Through increasing awareness and collaboration, the negative effects in the battlefield from the militaries gender insensitivity can be improved and used to reduce the disempowering of female population through more contact. Therefore, by giving the military a role in the implementation of UNSCR 1325, they become agents that can positively support the policies.