Maureen Handrahan is the former Women in Security Program Editor at the NATO Association of Canada and a current contributor. She is currently an M.A. candidate in International Security at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She also holds a B.A. from McGill University with a double major in Political Science and International Development and a minor in African Studies. Maureen has previously worked on project evaluation reports for UNDP, interned at Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, and travelled to Kenya to conduct humanitarian work. Her research interests include peacebuilding, NATO security policy, and social-political development in Africa and the Middle East.
Maureen Handrahan argues that as perspectives of women’s roles in combat evolve, so too should perspectives on their participation in military conscription.
Maureen Handrahan discusses the various strategies that exist to increase women’s participation in the Canadian political arena.
Women in Libya are at an important crossroads. They have emerged from the repressive Gaddafi era with renewed representation in the Libyan political sphere. There is no guarantee, however, that gains made since the NATO intervention in 2011 will endure.