On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 the NATO Council of Canada proudly hosted its first roundtable on gender relations in the Canadian Forces and the initiatives of our military institutions to integrate women into its domestic and international defence policies.
Canada’s dedication to human rights has been a symbol of pride for many Canadians. Yet on a national front, noble efforts have greatly masked Canada’s poor commitment to protecting the basic rights of its own First Nations peoples.
Please join us from 6:00-8:30pm on the evening of November 21st at Hazelton Place for a discussion on Canada’s initiatives to integrate women into its domestic and international defence policies. This conference will explore the barriers female combatants face both in their employment in Canada and their operational deployment in Afghanistan. Furthermore, it will consider […]
Part II of the “Try it Before You Buy it” analysis highlights the pervasiveness of sexual abuse within the Australian Defence Force. The myriad of sexual assault within the institution reveals the embedded culture of sexism and discrimination.
The Australian Defence Force’s implementation of a temporary recruitment policy targeting women raises important questions about the long-term adjustments needed to improve the treatment of female members.
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton travelled to nine Sub-Saharan countries during an 11-day tour of Africa, addressing the United States’ goals to ramp up its commitment to economic, security, and development initiatives in the region.
In 1994 the Pentagon released a new policy that institutionalized gender barriers in the US Army, which prevented women from having the same access to opportunity as their male counterparts.
Afghanistan was at the top of the agenda when world leaders met this month at NATO’s Chicago summit. Important issues, including a timetable for troop withdrawal and the Alliance’s post-2014 support and training role, were agreed upon. The second focus of the discussion on Afghanistan was on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law—with the […]