New! This course, developed in partnership with DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, aims to assist peacekeeping personnel in promoting the human rights and security of women and girls. It does so through lessons emphasizing the nature and scope of violence against women and girls around the globe, the connections between gender inequality and violence in both public and domestic spaces as well as on interpersonal, community, national, regional, and international levels. Other lessons cover women's rights as human rights and the international United Nations mandate to involve women in key roles within peacemaking and peacebuilding processes at every stage and every level of authority. Readings and case studies provide examples to assist peacekeeping personnel with considering how they, as individuals and as teams, can work to promote gender equality and to change the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate violence. Ten lessons.
COURSE AUTHORS: Captain (retired) Jennifer Wittwer, CSM, is an international consultant on gender and Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). She retired from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in 2018 after 37 years, and she has extensive experience in cultural reform, strategic human resource management, gender equality, and implementation of the WPS agenda. Wittwer was the first ADF officer to deploy to Afghanistan in 2013 as a gender adviser. She was later responsible for implementing the Australian national action plan on WPS into the ADF, and in her last ADF posting, she was seconded to the peace and security section of UN Women in New York as a policy specialist and military liaison officer on peacekeeping and sexual exploitation and abuse, supporting country-level efforts to address women’s participation in the security and defence sector.
Megan Bastick has worked with the Gender and Security Division of DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance since 2005. Ms. Bastick has written or edited many of DCAF’s publications on gender and security, including the Gender and Security Sector Reform (SSR) Toolkit, Gender and SSR Training Resource Package, Gender Self-Assessment Guide, Women’s Guide to SSR, gender and oversight guidance notes, and Gender Complaints Guide. She has also trained and worked with the UN; the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe; NATO; and government officials, armed forces, and local women’s organizations in a range of countries and contexts. Ms. Bastick joined DCAF after working in Geneva with the Quaker United Nations Office’s Human Rights and Refugees Programme, where she undertook research and advocacy concerning women in prison. Previously, she worked in Australia as a commercial lawyer and as an International Humanitarian Law Officer with the Australian Red Cross. Ms. Bastick holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of New South Wales in Australia and a Master's in International Law degree from the University of Cambridge.
Number of pages: 283 [English]
Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [05-08-19]