Radha Patel explores what Susan Rice and Samantha Power mean for US foreign policy during President Obama’s second term.
Women in Security covers a wide-range of issues as it explores the link between women, security, and development. As a forum to stimulate discussion and instructive debates, the NATO Association of Canada will examine the ways in which women both contribute to and are the focus of Canadian and NATO defence and security initiatives. This program also offers a critical look at the structures and institutions that shape the role of women in security at home and abroad.
Maureen Handrahan discusses the various strategies that exist to increase women’s participation in the Canadian political arena.
In the past year there has been an influx of reports on a supposed “rape culture” within the United States military. Female soldiers have come forward in large numbers alleging that they experienced sexual harassment, assault, and even repeated rape at the hands of their male colleagues and superiors.
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.
Avery Bruenjes on human trafficking in the Philippines and the challenges facing the Visayan Forum Foundation.
At the age of only 15, Malala Yousafzai has become known to the world as a symbol of perseverance and undefeated courage. But Malala’s efforts have made her the latest victim in a violent reprisal by Taliban militants who shot the young girl.
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 Read More…
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.