Integrating Gender Perspectives within the Department of Defence.

Author:

Witkowsky, A.

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Date:

2016

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Theme:

Gender, Peace Building and Security

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Witkowsky, A. (2016). Integrating Gender Perspectives within the Department of Defence. Prism, Vol. 6, No. 1, women, peace & inclusive security pp. 34-45.

The article explores the different ways that gender perspectives have been integrated into the Military. When included as meaningful participants in the negotiation of peace agreements, women enlarge the scope of those agreements to include the broader set of critical societal priorities and needs required for lasting peace. According to NATO’s Civil Military Cooperation Centre of Excellence, greater awareness of gender issues results in an enhancement of overall situational awareness and better advice to senior decisionmakers, who can then make better-founded, judicious, and balanced decisions.